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  • Selecting a cash management bank

    This month’s question

    “We are in the process of selecting a cash management bank and I would like to know which particular criteria one should focus upon most and the reasons why? I have the following criteria:

    • Financial strength.

    • Long-term relationship.

    • Provision of credit facilities.

    • Geographic presence.

    • Breadth of treasury management capabilities.

    • Quality of technology/internet services.

    • Credit ratings.

    • eBAM capabilities?”

  • View through barrier with a fish eye lens overlooking south Florida skyline

    How does your bank view you?

    Banks play an important role in the life of a corporate treasury, so wouldn’t it be good to hear how they view the relationship? Here’s what four leading bankers and a specialist treasury consultant have to say: from their take on multi-bank solutions to realising that corporates are no longer tethered to specific institutions.

  • Jimmy Dempsey, Treasurer, Ryanair

    Corporate View: 
    Jimmy Dempsey, Ryanair

    Europe’s low cost airline reported a 25% increase in full year profits to €503m last month and a passenger traffic growth of 5% to 76m. Given the ongoing financial crisis across the region in which Ryanair operates and the number of EU airlines that have closed this year alone – including Malev (Hungary), Spanair (Catalonia), and Cimber Sterling (Denmark) – this progress is rather commendable. Yet Ryanair is not a company to rest on its laurels, according to Jimmy Dempsey, Treasurer.

  • Photo of Domenico Carlucci

    Problem Solved: 
    Domenico Carlucci, Da-Desk

    The PortPayables services’ aim is to perform reliable and fully compliant port transactions for shipping companies, securing more favourable terms for its clients than they would otherwise be able to secure on their own.

  • Photo of Pascal Augé

    Bank Interview: 
    Pascal Augé, Société Générale

    We speak to Pascal Augé about the restructure within Société Générale and the bank’s related drive for providing service excellence to its corporate clients. We also discuss the bank’s role on the global stage and the benefits of paving the way as a SWIFT pioneer.

  • Goldfish jumping out of one fish bowl to the other

    Outside the comfort zone

    Once a treasurer, always a treasurer? Not necessarily – for some treasury professionals, a strategic move into a bank or consultancy firm can bring exciting challenges and development opportunities. But any career move involves an element of risk and treasurers contemplating such a move should be aware of the obstacles they are likely to encounter.

  • Justice Scales

    Short-term investing

    Market stress began in 2007, claimed numerous casualties in 2008 and 2009 and continues unabated, despite the concerted efforts of regulators and monetary authorities. Since this time, corporate treasurers have faced increasing difficulty in balancing risk and return when dealing with treasury surpluses. In this article, we examine the available options.

  • A selection of women's shoes

    Choosing the right FX relationship

    Offering the convenience of prices from a range of banks at the click of a button, it’s easy to understand why many corporates have grown fond of multi-bank FX portals. Can these FX ‘supermarkets’ really provide the value of a direct relationship with your bank though? In this article we ask whether it’s time to think again about your FX relationships, and discover that any re-evaluation should not be tied to price alone.

  • Lloyds Bank, supporting your business journey

    Throughout its long heritage, Lloyds has been a firm proponent of relationship banking. Having been awarded a ‘Bank Of The Year’ accolade – voted for by finance directors – for the seventh year running in 2011, the bank’s approach is clearly resonating with its clients. In this Bank Profile, we find out how Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets is working with its clients to help them plan for long-term success. We also examine Lloyds’ own plans for growth, including a multi-million pound investment programme for its transaction banking services.

  • Why women are good for treasury (they ask awkward questions)

    Strong stock market growth among European companies is – according to research by McKinsey – most likely to occur where there is a higher proportion of women in senior management teams. Additional benefits to having a gender balance in senior positions, and the treasury function, include improved performance and achieving better corporate governance. This is in no small part because women are apparently more likely to challenge decisions, rather than simply ‘nodding’ them through.