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Central Bank Digital Currencies – what is the impact on cross-border payments?

Recent discussions on the introduction of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) have moved from ‘if they are coming’ to ‘when they are coming’. Indeed, efforts across the globe to introduce CBDCs are gaining momentum, with more than 85% of the world’s central banks undertaking some form of exploration. 
These central banks currently find themselves at different levels of advancement. Some are working on “proof of concept” testing, while others have actually launched a pilot program or are in full development. But to what extent could CBDCs actually disrupt the financial system?

Financial institutions are keen to understand the potential impact on cross-border payments as a means to make payments faster, cheaper and more reliable. 
There are of course many preconditions for CBDCs being used as a tool for cross border payments. These include among others improving regulatory, supervisory and oversight frameworks in addition to the key element of making them interoperable.

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Recorded on: JULY 28, 2021


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Bradley Lonnen

Head of Market Management, Institutional Cash Management,

Corporate Bank, Deutsche Bank

Bradley Lonnen is Head of Market Management, Institutional Cash Management at Deutsche Bank. The Market Management team is responsible for market analysis, product & service positioning, thought leadership as well as identifying business opportunities.Bradley has over 20 years’ experience in Transaction Banking having held previous roles in Marketing, Securities Services as well as Corporate Cash Management & Trade Finance.

Alexander Bechtel

Head of Digital Assets & Currencies Strategy,

Deutsche Bank

Alexander Bechtel is Head of Digital Assets & Currencies Strategy at Deutsche Bank. He has a PhD at the University of St. Gallen, where he still holds a position as external lecturer. Alexander regularly publishes articles, podcasts, and research on monetary policy and digital currencies. He has also worked as an external consultant at the European Central Bank and has spent a research stay at Stanford University.

Marc Recker

Global Head of Product, Institutional Cash Management (ICM),

Deutsche Bank

Marc Recker is Global Head of Product, Institutional Cash Management (ICM), at Deutsche Bank where he is responsible for the strategic development and positioning of cash clearing products for Deutsche Bank globally. The ICM Product function is an integral component of the bank’s franchise in terms of strategic direction, product development well as identifying and executing growth opportunities. Marc has been engaged in the financial services industry since 1998 and represents Deutsche Bank in various industry forums/working groups.
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