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September 2021 1 Min Read

Retirement of John Laurens

Head of Global Transaction Services, DBS Bank John Laurens will be retiring from DBS at the end of 2021 after seven years of committed leadership to establish the bank’s transaction banking franchise as a global leader in...

September 2021 8 Min Read

The Future By Design

Lim Soon Chong took over as DBS’ Group Head of Global Transaction Services on 1 August replacing John Laurens, who will be retiring at the end of the year. Lim, who also continues in his role as Head of Digital for DBS’...

August 2021 9 Min Read

Changing Power and Powering Change

The automotive sector is in the midst of great change as motive power switches progressively from the internal combustion engine to electric. DBS, which is involved in financing this revolution in Asia, talks to TMI about...

February 2021 7 Min Read

Paper Cuts: Rio Tinto Leverages Blockchain for Trade

With the first fully digital, blockchain-secured end-to-end letter of credit transaction between Nanjing Iron & Steel and Rio Tinto complete, TMI asks Rio Tinto’s Michel...

October 2020 10 Min Read

Innovation as Usual: A New Era in Payments

The world of payments has never been so exciting. Digital payments are gaining significant traction and smart innovation is gathering pace. In the 24/7/365 world of commerce,...

May 2020 31 Min Read

A Treasurer’s Survival Guide: Moving Past Covid-19

With the coronavirus pandemic impacting economies, businesses and individuals, TMI asks what treasurers can do to help their organisation weather the storm. In this no-nonsense...

March 2020 6 Min Read

Treasury APIs: Banking on a New Connectivity Ecosystem

Claiming the ‘Best Bank Connectivity’ accolade in TMI’s 2019 Awards for Innovation and Excellence, John Laurens, Group Head of Global Transaction Services at DBS, discusses...

January 2020 15 Min Read

Here Come the Winners… 2019 Awards for Innovation & Excellence

Digital disruption was one of the key drivers of treasury innovation in 2019.  As this year’s Award winners demonstrate, banks,...

October 2019 13 Min Read

Robo Treasury: Positives and Pitfalls

Robotic process automation has the potential to be a powerful tool for treasurers – especially those looking for new ways to garner efficiency gains. What’s more, as a relatively easy-to-deploy technology, RPA can...

September 2019 17 Min Read

Breaking Boundaries: Smart and Sustainable Supply Chain Finance

In an increasingly accountable business environment, corporates are looking for new ways to support their suppliers to adhere to...

April 2019 4 Min Read

A Silver Lining for RFPs

After scooping the “Best Portal Technology Solution” accolade in TMI’s 2018 Awards for Innovation and Excellence, John Laurens, Group Head of Global Transaction Services at DBS, explains how the bank’s cutting-edge...

January 2019 12 Min Read

Introducing the Winners – 2018 Awards for Innovation and Excellence

Against a backdrop of continual change – from disruptive technologies to new regulations and geopolitical challenges – transaction...