• Birds migrating in the sunset

    Working my way back to you

    Depending on where in the world a business is based, repatriation of profits can prove extremely taxing, in every sense of the word. Treasury Today talks to a quartet of experts, each with a different perspective, and gains some valuable insight into what can, cannot and should not be done.

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    Spreading out: overlay cash pooling

    The umbrella structure of an overlay cash pool can offer corporates with internationally-diverse operations another dimension to their liquidity management. But it can be time-consuming to implement, and regulatory restrictions on banks could limit their incentive to provide the service. What do treasuries need to know about the arrangement?

  • Woman using mobile phone to make a payment

    Payments on the move

    As mobile payment solutions become a more accepted payment medium for consumers, they could also ultimately have a significant impact on the work of corporate treasuries. But what are the risks with mobile payment applications? And are corporate treasurers ready to approve large payments using their mobile devices?

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    Life in the balance

    Many of the cash management processes and issues faced by companies operating in the SME/MME sector are the same as for their larger counterparts, but there are differences too. Treasury Today explores the life and times of treasury within a smaller company.

  • Little boy and girl playing with mobile phones

    Movers and shakers

    Mobile devices have reached every corner of the globe and yet in the world of treasury operations they have yet to make any real impact. Why might that be and, more importantly, what are the service providers doing about it?

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    A hazy shade of banking

    Just over four years ago, non-bank financial firms such as the Reserve Primary Fund were caught up in the storm wreaking havoc on the global financial markets. As a result the regulators are closing in. This article traces the reasons behind the rapid growth in shadow banking during the years leading up to the financial crisis, and then looks at the subsequent regulatory headwinds now shaping its future.

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    Running in the family

    SWIFT has been trying to engage with the corporate community for many years and yet membership has remained relatively low. By restructuring and bringing together core payments messaging and trade services functions, it hopes to generate a more inclusive environment for businesses, banks and vendors alike. What does the new structure look like and what does it mean for treasurers?

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    The visibility conundrum

    Why are companies still finding it tricky to achieve desired cash visibility levels? Is technology the only answer, or are there more fundamental solutions that should be considered? Treasury Today speaks to leading treasurers from across the globe to find out more.

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    Corporate cards: programmed for growth

    Once merely a necessity for travel and entertainment purposes at large organisations, payment cards have evolved into an entirely different and powerful tool that can drive visibility and control across corporate spending.

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    SEPA: the race is on

    With the February 2014 deadline less than 18 months away, treasurers are finally focusing their attention on SEPA migration – but will companies be able to meet the deadline without getting caught in a bottleneck as they compete for resources?