Articles tagged with:
relationships

  • Lake in national park surrounded by mountains

    Grabbing the bill by the horns

    It is right that banks charge for their services – but are they charging too much and how do corporate treasurers know if they are getting a fair deal? Treasury Today looks at bank billing and some of the ways in which treasurers can assess their total spend.

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    What do you really want from your bank?

    They play a vital role in the life of every corporate but do banks really offer the products and services that treasurers need? Representatives from both sides discuss.

  • Glass globe sitting on Indian rupees

    RBS to significantly reduce presence in overseas markets

    Corporates may well be rethinking their global bank relationships following a recent announcement from RBS stating that it will be dramatically scaling back its corporate and institutional banking network across the world.

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    This is too much

    Treasurers know they are going to pay fees for bank services, but knowing how those fees are calculated and to what degree they are negotiable can ease the pain (slightly).

  • Erin Strang, Aurizon

    Women in Treasury: 
    Erin Strang, Aurizon

    From early in her career Erin Strang, Group Treasurer & VP Tax & Governance at Australian rail freight operator Aurizon has been aware of the power of networking. In this profile, we hear Erin’s candid views on how networking has helped shape her career and how she believes a more diverse corporate landscape can be created.

  • Matt Cooper, Affinity Sutton

    Corporate View: 
    Matt Cooper, Affinity Sutton

    He moved deftly between accountancy and banking before heading off in the direction of the oil and gas sector. But now, in a rapidly changing commercial environment, Matt Cooper, Director of Treasury and Corporate Finance, Affinity Sutton, is calling upon his well-rounded financial skills to ensure one of the UK’s oldest and largest non-profit distributing housing associations is fit for another 100 years of service to the community.

  • Father and son on beach at sunset

    FX relationships: the human element

    There are no financial risks facing corporates greater than those of foreign exchange risks. Keeping risks associated with their FX exposures in check used to be a very time-consuming activity for the corporate treasurer. That was before the advent of the portal, however. Now, rather than picking up a phone to call its banking partners, treasurers can supposedly find the best price at the click of a button. But is that really the case? We asked corporates and their banks.

  • Michael Guralnick, Citi

    Benchmarking, diagnostics and advisory: A blueprint for treasury success

    Many corporates undertook a review and initiated a transformation of their core treasury and working capital processes post crisis. They are now looking to put in place updated workflows, systems, and structures that will maximise efficiencies by giving them visibility, mobility and control over working capital. According to Michael Guralnick, Global Head of Corporate and Public Sector Sales and Global Marketing, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi, it’s about being prepared for the future, working smarter, and more efficiently.

  • Two weights sitting in the middle of a room

    I’d buy that for a dollar

    How strong is treasury buying-power when it comes to negotiating with banks? What influence do treasurers have over the cost of their banking? A new report aims to reveal just that.

  • Girl with a butterfly resting on her finger

    Time to be your own bank?

    Disintermediation. It’s an ugly word – and a trend that most bankers would rather not acknowledge. But with lending down and regulation tying financial institutions’ hands, we are witnessing a structural shift away from financing by European banks. What does this mean for treasurers and what are banks doing to stay in the game?