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  • Long straight road leading towards snowy mountains

    EuroFinance 2017: plotting the course ahead

    Intelligent treasury and dealing with disruption were on the agenda at last week’s EuroFinance International Cash and Treasury Management conference in Barcelona. Here is a snippet of what Treasury Today found out.

  • Three white doors in a green room and the third door is open

    Many API returns: the future of banking starts here – part two

    Last week we found out what APIs are and how they might be used to shape the future. This week, we explore some of the opportunities and challenges that exist around the use of APIs and what this all means for the treasury.

  • Business man using multiple devices

    Many API returns: the future of banking starts here – part one

    The promise of PSD2 to open up the payments space is bound up with the use of APIs as a technical means of accessing banking data. But are APIs the future?

  • Payment Services Directive 2

    This month’s question

    “What is the state of play with the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2)? What will the major changes be? And what do I, as the treasurer of a European company, need to think about in relation to the PSD2?”

  • Euro coins stacked on top of charts

    Still think SEPA is a waste of time and money?

    SEPA has taken a long time to implement but now that it’s here, can it deliver on its initial promise? Already corporates are easing into the driver’s seat and it is time for them to reap the benefits. Treasury Today talks to a seasoned expert about moving to the next stage.

  • Dieter Stynen, Deutsche Bank

    How the benefits of XML extend beyond SEPA

    XML is so much more than the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), argues Dieter Stynen, Head of Cash Management Corporates (CMC), Western Europe, and Head of Global Transaction Banking Belgium, Deutsche Bank. Corporates need to look beyond SEPA-compliance and use XML as a way to make treasury operations smoother and more efficient across their global operations.

  • Photo of traffic lights

    SEPA: where are we now?

    It has not been an easy journey for the SEPA initiative. In truth, SEPA has been dogged by an array of disagreements, issues and confusion. And despite heavy investment from a number of large banks in many European countries, the true benefits of the payment scheme are yet to be seen. So, will the regulatory proposal for end-date implementation mean that the initiative truly gets out of the starting blocks? Also, is SEPA under threat from the Eurozone crisis?

  • Make payments not war

    Hot on the heels of the ‘first reading’ of the SEPA legislation, and the possibility of an end date finally within reach, there is yet another challenge to communication between the European Commission (EC) and the European Payments Council (EPC). E-payments are the matter in question now, with the EC having issued an antitrust investigation into whether the EPC is blocking new, non-bank players from entering into the online payments market.

  • SEPA: an opportunity not a chore

    While their banks have gamely tried to fire them with enthusiasm for the single European payments area, corporate treasurers have been largely resistant to the idea that this grand project is good for them. Instead they complain about the loss of solid existing solutions, the costs and the fact that the banks’ enthusiasm is the result of compulsion.

  • SEPA migration

    This month’s question

    “Now that migration to SEPA is going to be mandatory, what can corporations do to benefit from SEPA and ensure a smooth transition?”