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Do you ever return from holiday wishing you could have stayed that little bit longer? With Richard Branson now encouraging staff to take leave whenever and for as long as they like, perhaps you should be considering a job at Virgin.
Cloud technology has received a fair amount of negative press in recent weeks, sparking further debate about the technology. However, conversation about the cloud is often convoluted and confusing. Treasury Today explains why corporates might look to use the cloud, what choices they have, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
In the space of a decade, Islamic finance has gone from being a niche practice to be more than a $2 trillion industry. But while the mainstream financial services landscape is becoming ever more digitalised, sharia-compliant financial products continue to require archaic manual, paper-based processes. Can a new rulebook recently announced by SWIFT change all that?
As the cash reserves held by corporates in EMEA hit a record high of nearly €1 trillion, many companies are now looking to invest some of this cash to fund their growth over the next year and beyond.
How far would you go to save your pet goldfish? One Australian family apparently loved their fish so much that they paid for him to have a life-saving brain operation.
If the European Central Bank (ECB) wants to help the flow of credit to mid-market companies, it need look no further than the US private placement (PP) market for inspiration. Over on the other side of the Atlantic, companies have long benefited from a PP market that is both large and liquid. Can a similar market emerge in Europe? That was one of the questions put to a panel of investors at the Loan Market Association’s (LMA) recent Syndicated Loans Conference in London.
A new form of signing in, based on finger vein authentication technology, is set to be offered to Barclays’ corporate banking clients in the UK from next year. The bank’s Head of Cash Management explains all.
The Apple Pay digital wallet looks set to bring mobile payments to millions of users through their iPhones and Apple Watches. We look at what makes the solution stand out and the challenges it needs to overcome to achieve widespread acceptance.
Payment factories tend to be seen as data pipes between centralised ERPs and banks. This remains a very valid model. Some groups cannot or choose not to centralise in this way. Adaptation of the payment factory model allows them to enjoy the many benefits payment factory technology offers, says our treasury insider.
To outsource or not to outsource is a question which many corporates will have faced over the years. For a number of reasons, the answer for the majority has been ‘not’. However in recent times treasury outsourcing has made something of a return and is offering an option to corporates looking to reduce costs and increase efficiency. In this article, Treasury Today Asia looks at what treasury outsourcing actually is, its uses, and the debate surrounding the practice.