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AbbeyCross hits milestone: Launches ABX Studio with its first US Tier 1 bank client



London/New York – May 14, 2024. AbbeyCross, the company focused on transforming the FX and payments landscape for Emerging Markets (EM), announces the launch of ABX Studio with its first US Tier 1 bank client. ABX Studio, the first solution to go live on the ABX Platform, provides unique emerging market FX pricing data directly from multiple EM payments providers, enhancing price discovery and comparison, to support deliverable payments to emerging markets.

 

Developed by payment industry veterans and built with best-in-class, proven and trusted financial markets transaction technologies, the ABX Platform has been created specifically to address the challenges faced today by commercial banks, Money Services Businesses (MSBs), Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and international charities operating in the world’s emerging markets.

 

Historically, commercial banks have suffered from a lack of choice when addressing emerging markets payments with most limited to one FX rate provider. This harms margins, limits services to their clients and creates compliance risks to regulators. MSBs may struggle to access banking services and are limited to banks’ wholesale offerings rather than having direct access to provider bank solutions. NGOs and Charitable Trusts face the same challenges as MSBs, along with a heightened need for pricing transparency for governance purposes.

 

These organisations can now benefit from a single access point to accurate and transparent EM FX payment pricing sourced directly from multiple payment partners. Through a single integration to the ABX Platform, users get unparalleled EM payments pricing accuracy and transparency without the cost and time associated with building multiple direct connections.

 

ABX Studio users can:

  • View and compare real-time and historic deliverable FX rates from multiple payment providers 

  • Benchmark existing payment providers against the wider market to drive competition, improve margins and support more accurate customer pricing

  • Address regulatory and supervisory challenges with independent verification of payment-relevant EM FX execution rates

 

Mike Robertson, CEO and Co-Founder, AbbeyCross said: “Today marks a major milestone in our journey to optimise and improve the outdated and inefficient emerging markets FX payments ecosystem. For this US Tier 1 bank client, joining the ABX Platform recognises its commitment to continuous innovation for its global client base. Using ABX Studio will help improve their decision-making capabilities for FX payments to emerging markets and bring greater efficiency, increase price transparency, and mitigate risk. This will ultimately reduce the bank’s client costs, simplify their processes and improve their client experience. We would like to thank our investors, payment partners, technology partners and the AbbeyCross team, all of whom share our vision for a better solution for EM payments, for their fantastic support.”

 

Olann Kerrison, Chief Commercial Officer, AbbeyCross said: “We are thrilled to go live with our first US Tier 1 bank client and look forward to adding more banks, institutions, and organisations in the near future. All of our user types – from commercial banks to global charities – can now benefit from unparalleled access to real-time and historic FX rate data from leading payment partners. The ability to more easily benchmark providers and generate comparison reporting supports true price discovery and ultimately results in better decision-making.”

Ben McConnell, CTO, AbbeyCross said: “The launch of ABX Studio on the ABX Platform is a huge achievement for the AbbeyCross team and our technology partners. Our collaboration with Chronicle Software, the specialist financial markets technology provider has proved to be a great fit for us. Their reputation and relationships in global financial markets, as well their expertise in delivering outstanding technology solutions, have been – and continue to be – instrumental in the successful development and delivery of the ABX Platform”.

 

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About AbbeyCross

 

AbbeyCross offers a platform that improves the FX payment market infrastructure for emerging market (EM) currencies. Working with global banks, MSBs, NGOs and their EM payment providers, AbbeyCross reduces technical barriers to integration, addresses compliance and continuity risk, and offers much-needed price transparency to the fragmented and inefficient EM FX payment industry.

 

The AbbeyCross ABX Platform delivers a single, flexible integration to two products that future-proof EM FX payments businesses in a changing world. ABX Studio provides unique EM FX market pricing data for greater transparency, insight and benchmarking.

 

Based in London, AbbeyCross was founded in 2021.

 

For more information, please visit www.abbeycross.com

 

 

Media Contact:

Tina Kane The Realization Group tina.kane@therealizationgroup.com

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