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  • Panorama of old town in Warsaw, Poland

    Overhauling working capital management

    With billions estimated to be tied up in excess working capital, optimising the flow of funds through the financial supply chain will surely continue to be a top priority for European companies in the years ahead. In this Insight, Treasury Today reports from the 2014 Receivables Finance International Convention hosted in Warsaw last week, outlining the views of a panel session exploring how banking, technology and treasury itself are changing, in the quest for ever greater working capital efficiency.

  • Paid stamp on document and keyboard

    A breakthrough for e-invoicing?

    Despite the benefits, adoption rates for e-invoicing remain low in many European countries. But will recent legislative changes in Europe give the concept a much-needed boost?

  • Aztec pyramids

    Exchange is no robbery

    Supplier finance takes a new turn with a platform that promises to pay a higher return to corporate buyers investing in their own receivables. What’s the catch?

  • Close up of a dragonfly on a branch

    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.

  • Mahesh Kini, Deutsche Bank

    Bank Interview: 
    Mahesh Kini, Deutsche Bank

    Cash application and reconciliation is a widely discussed and debated topic amongst corporate treasurers. Mahesh Kini, Asia Pacific Head of Cash Management for Corporates Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank, looks at the challenges facing corporates in Asia and how the Bank can help its clients expand across the region.

  • Sewing machine with pink fabric

    A stitch in time

    Sri Lankan apparel exporter, Brandix is using a cloud-based supplier finance system delivered by World Bank Group financial institution, International Finance Corporation. Slicker processes, easier decisions and quicker payments help reduce working capital tension.

  • Overcoming COBO challenges

    This month’s question

    “What are the main obstacles in setting up a collections-on-behalf-of structure (COBO) and how have corporates overcome these issues?”

  • Soccer ball at the back of the net

    Net benefits

    Netting is often cited as a cash management technique that can allow treasurers to create efficiencies and make cost savings. But the term ‘netting’ can be applied to a variety of different tactics.

  • Three steps to better receivables management

    Multiple collection types, format inconsistency, and a lack of intelligible remittance data. These are all familiar challenges in the field of receivables management. But by eliminating paper, leveraging SEPA and automating reconciliation, corporates can streamline their receivables process, and wave goodbye to these unnecessary headaches.

  • Lava crack at Hawaii, volcano national park

    Discovering the true value of STR

    In the July/August 2012 edition of Treasury Today, we looked at the fundamental building blocks of straight through reconciliation (STR), as well as the difference between true STR and auto reconciliation. Here we examine the need for STR in attaining an end-to-end transaction flow, and the role of accurate and complete data in shaping the future of treasury.