Join ACI Worldwide, Mastercard and Microsoft to hear about the biggest challenge
to overcome 
when serving every market.

The Last Step in Cross-Border, Real-Time Payments

The modernization of cross-border payments has brought transparency, certainty and speed to international business. But, the success of new innovations, such as SWIFT gpi and universal confirmations, rely on rich, real-time, modern data end to end in the transaction flow. 

So the biggest challenge to overcome is the creation of domestic or regional real-time payments systems to serve every market, that can carry these innovations all the way through to the last step.

Regulators, governments, central banks and all financial institutions have a role to play in bringing about these new real-time payments systems.

Join this session to hear the experiences of real-time systems creators, operators and participants from around the world, and discover how to quickly launch systems and connect participants to accelerate the time to value. You’ll learn:   

  • The role that regulators, governments, central banks and all financial institutions have to play. 
  • The different experiences of market players around the world. 

  • How to quickly launch systems and connect participants to accelerate the time to value. 


Moderator – Craig Ramsey
Head of Real-Time Payments
ACI Worldwide

Stephen Grainger
Executive Vice President
Business Partnerships
New Payment Platforms

Christian Sarafidis
Chief Business Development Officer Worldwide Financial Services


The rise of real-time payments, combined with real-time information and data initiatives in the high-value payments space offer an opportunity for banks to meet these changes with a strategic approach: payments modernization.

ACI has released the first global research report for real-time payments transaction volumes: Prime Time for Real-Time. Download the report for the global view on real-time payments growth and to understand the opportunity in the markets where you do business.

With many markets already in advanced stages of immediate payments adoption and value realization, there’s a wealth of lessons at hand for banks, processors, acquirers and fintechs to leverage when launching future-proofed solutions that meet the demands of real-time payments.