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The creation of a global or regional treasury centre can bring greater uniformity, visibility and control. It can also reduce costs and enable treasury to become more strategic in the way it supports the business. Here we talk about the different models of centralisation and where best to locate your treasury centre.
This issue’s question
“How can I make the most of my corporate card programme?”
The recent vote on fractional reserve banking in Switzerland made me reconsider last year’s article on the role of banks (see Treasury Today Asia March/April 2017). Although the Swiss voted not to change their banking system, one of the effects would have been that the Swiss National Bank directly banks all citizens. This provides an interesting opportunity to consider the role of banks in the transfer and storage of value across the economy.
The treasurer’s role as risk-manager is being frustrated by lack of resources. As FX volatility hits earnings, more support is coming, says CFO survey.
Commerzbank’s innovative loan structure aligns repayment with capital usage, informed by IoT connected technology.
Wei Li-Tuomela, VP, Treasurer China at Stora Enso, explains what makes treasury such a fulfilling profession and shares her views on what skills a modern treasury professional must have.
US President gets a prank call from comedian John Melendez on Air Force One.
11th July 2018 – EBA CLEARING announced today that its pan-European instant payment system RT1 successfully connected six new participants yesterday (see end of document for the full list of the new participants). The new joiners brought the total number of RT1 participants to 28 and expanded the reach of the system from around 600 to over 1,000 addressable payment service providers.
11th July 2018 – Barclays Africa Group Limited has officially been renamed Absa Group Limited and started trading under its new name and new share code (ABG) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange today. The name change marks the start of a new era for the group as a standalone African group with a new brand design fit for a forward-looking business in a digital age.
10th July 2018 – Serrala, the international provider of solutions for inbound and outbound payments and related finance processes, today announced the launch of Alevate, the first solution unveiled since the company’s rebrand.