Banking Circle, Ant Group to Explore Tokenized Deposit Innovations

Banking Circle S.A. announced a partnership with Ant Group to work on a pioneering liquidity management project, “exploring technology innovations on tokenized deposits which will improve efficiency and speed of global fund settlements.”

Banking Circle infrastructure and the blockchain platform “developed by Ant Group will be leveraged to issue and distribute the tokenised deposits.” The blockchain platform “can facilitate cross-border payments and liquidity management more efficiently.”

Alongside the clear liquidity management benefits, “the structure is Web3 compatible and provides further opportunities for cost-saving with FX and additional currencies to follow shortly.”

Laust Bertelsen, CEO of Banking Circle, said:

“Banking Circle is excited to work with Ant Group to pioneer innovations for global treasury management. Looking ahead, the two companies will continue to collaborate and strengthen our relationship globally.”

Kelvin Li, Head of Global Fund Platform of International Business Group at Ant Group, added:

“We are glad to partner with Banking Circle on technology innovations for tokenization, which is aimed at improving the efficiency of liquidity and corporate treasury management, and facilitate the development of scalable and sustainable FinTech solutions.”

Banking Circle, a Luxembourg based bank, “provides a suite of award-winning banking solutions, including bank connections for local clearing and cross-border payments, multi-currency accounts, Virtual IBANs and Correspondent and Agency Banking solutions. Banking Circle aims to help customers reduce transaction costs, improve efficiency and transparency and optimise cash management through its cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated Treasury Solutions for its FinTech customers.”

As covered, Banking Circle, the Payments Bank for the new economy, is strengthening its presence in Spain “with membership of the Spanish Association of Fintech & Insurtech (AEFI).”

A modern correspondent bank committed to building a local clearing network for all major currencies, Banking Circle says that it “built the first and only real-time clearing and settlement network for 24 currencies, delivering faster, lower cost payments.”

Through Banking Circle, Banks, PSPs and Fintechs can “access a global network of clearing and settlement so that they can offer merchants a full cross-border banking solution that makes international payments feel local.”

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