BT Money Hacks Ep 97: How multi-currency wallets can save businesses money
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This week’s episode looks at how fees can quickly multiply and hurt the bottom-line when businesses deal in multiple currencies via traditional payment rails. Find out why and how multi-currency wallets – for businesses – are one way around it, in this episode brought to you by HSBC.
BT’s digital editor Chris Lim hosts Winnie Yap, managing director and head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management Singapore at HSBC. She explains the following:
What are the costs that SMEs face when making cross-border payments by transacting in multiple currencies through traditional payment rails? (1:00)
What is a multi-currency wallet for businesses, such as the HSBC Global Wallet, and how can it save time and money? (1:29)
Addressing SMEs’ concerns about foreign exchange rates (3:05)
Does the HSBC Global Wallet work like virtual consumer wallets such as GrabPay? (3:52)
What are the risks to businesses that don’t embrace new payment options such as multi-currency wallets? (5:52)
A step-by-step guide for SME businesses to get started with multi-currency wallets if they want to save time and money (9:05)
HSBC Global Wallet
HSBC Business Banking for SMEs
HSBC Commercial Banking for Singapore
Produced by: Chris Lim and Ernest Luis
Edited by: Adam Azlee
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