Articles tagged with:
cash management

  • Beautiful landscape in Japan

    The Japanese payments enigma

    Japan has one of the world’s most advanced payments infrastructures, with digital solutions readily available. Yet cash remains the dominant method of payment in the country. Why is this the case and what is the consequence of this payments paradox for both corporates and the economy as a whole?

  • Straight road heading towards sunset

    Working capital: have you been taking the easy road?

    As the European economy starts to return to growth, the 17th edition of REL’s Working Capital Survey analyses practices of the 1,000 largest publicly trading companies by revenue in Europe. The results show that corporates continue to be divided between making the most of cheap debt and optimising their internal cash generation. Treasury Today talks to Derrick Steiner, Senior Manager, REL Consultancy, on what should be learnt from the study.

  • Sunset over the calm sea creating beautiful sky

    Payment terms: regulation on the horizon?

    At a recent supply chain finance event hosted by technology provider Taulia, (unfair) corporate payment terms were hotly debated. And, more importantly, how – if best practice is not adopted – governments may be forced to regulate.

  • Paper speech bubbles on wooden table

    You ‘camt’ always get what you want

    SWIFT account statement messages are changing. With the roll-out of XML technology and the arrival of camt messaging, treasurers still have a role to play in shaping their structure.

  • Problem Solved: 
    Jeanette Chang, IBM

    Moving cash in and out of China was once a big headache for corporates operating in that country. Thankfully, that is now changing. In this article, IBM tells Treasury Today how regulatory changes allowed it to implement a more efficient and effective cash management solution enabling entities in China to centralise funding and FX and standardise processes into the group's global in-house bank.

  • Close up of a photographer holding camera

    Show me the money

    In recent years, survey after survey has shown ‘improvements to cash visibility’ to be near the top of the corporate treasurer’s wish list. Achieving that desired level of visibility, however, seems always just out of reach. Why are companies still finding it tricky to get proper visibility over their cash? Is technology always the answer or should treasurers be thinking about more fundamental changes? In this article, industry experts give us their take on this perennially thorny issue.

  • Houston pin pointed on map

    Houston, we don’t have a problem

    It would be the world’s 12th largest economy if it was actually a sovereign state and it would be a rare one too with growth of more than 5%. A new survey of the Texan treasury community reveals its hopes and fears.

  • Business man playing Jenga

    Optimising cash and liquidity: the hybrid way

    In light of the recent – and ongoing – financial turmoil and liquidity risk, it is well reported that effective treasury and cash management remains critical. But how can treasurers optimise the cash management function to save costs and minimise risk, whilst also improving performance and creating value?

  • Christophe Liaudon, Neopost

    Corporate View: 
    Christophe Liaudon, Neopost

    Motivated by travel and the discovery of new cultures, Christophe Liaudon, has always sought an international outlook in his work. Although he has held his current position for well over a decade, his arrival in an industry that by definition is all about movement seems entirely appropriate. His approach to treasury carries a similar restlessness, always seeking out new and better ways of moving forwards.

  • Two people passing relay baton between them

    Discounting for the 21st century

    A number of misconceptions exist around dynamic discounting. Here, we aim to dispel these myths and get to the heart of why dynamic discounting can be beneficial for both buyers and suppliers.