HSBC forex trading costs cut sharply by blockchain

  • News Digest

Feb 17, 2019-

HSBC has reduced the cost of settling foreign exchange trades by a quarter through its blockchain-based system, an executive overseeing the project told Reuters, offering a glimpse of the savings the technology could offer banks. The bank processes between 3,500 and 5,000 trades a day on its “FX Everywhere” system, settling trades worth $350 billion, Mark Williamson, chief operating officer of FX cash trading and risk management, told Reuters. The HSBC platform is a rare example of blockchain technology being put to practical use by a major bank. (REUTERS)

Published: 17-02-2019 11:59

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