GTB News 2013

21 August 2013

Deutsche Bank to use db-direct internet for paperless cross-border payment services in China

Deutsche Bank today announced that it will launch paperless cross-border payment services in China via its electronic banking platform − db-direct internet − on 1 September 2013. With these services, corporates in China will be able to process their payments and foreign exchange transactions, as well as submit their supporting documents electronically directly on db-direct internet when necessary.

With the Bank’s electronic banking platform, corporates can also benefit from a flexible authorisation set-up for electronic document delivery. Deutsche Bank’s streamlined paperless cross-border payment services via one single platform will enable its clients to centralise their foreign exchange management and significantly improve their operational processes.

On 10 July 2013, People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced the simplification of Operating Procedures of Cross-border Renminbi Business, and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) announced new Foreign Exchange Management Measures for Service Trade on 18 July 2013, which will be effective on 1 September 2013. These regulatory changes have enabled banks to offer more efficient solutions to their clients for their cross-border payments from China.

Carl Wegner, Greater China Head of Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank, said: “We are proud to launch paperless cross-border payment services in China via one single platform, in response to the recent regulatory changes from PBOC and SAFE. By leveraging the robustness and flexibility of db-direct internet, we are able to further simplify payment processes for our clients in China. We are committed to continuously finding ways to help our clients benefit from this type of changes, especially the ongoing internationalisation of the Renminbi, and to enhance their payment experience with Deutsche Bank.”

For further information, please contact:
Karène Dufour Lo
Deutsche Bank AG
Global Transaction Banking
Phone: +852 6336 7836

About Deutsche Bank Global Transaction Banking
Through our wide range of cash management, trade finance, trust and securities services, our Global Transaction Banking business helps companies all over the world to focus on achieving their business goals. Every day, in multiple locations, we process and clear domestic and crossborder payments, facilitate transactions for global trade and act as trustee, agent and custodian for clients. In transaction banking, the visibility we gain on our clients’ financial landscape puts us in a unique position to identify risks as well as opportunities for bottom line growth. By working in close partnership with the rest of the Bank, we help our clients optimise every opportunity.


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