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    The payment revolution(s)

    From SEPA to FAST and from gpi to Ripple, innovation in the payments landscape is occurring faster than ever before. Whilst this disruption makes the future of payments somewhat uncertain, ultimately the real winners will be corporates who can look forward to a faster, cheaper and more seamless payments experience. Treasury Today explores some of the latest developments.

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    SEPA Instant is coming

    Arguably the biggest development in the European payments landscape since the launch of SEPA will arrive later this year. Are you up to speed on the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer Scheme?

  • Tony Richter, Ian Blackburn and Michèle Zaquine, HSBC

    The art of the possible: future opportunities for treasurers

    The one certainty in the current economic environment is that change is firmly on the agenda. Many may equate this with increased pressure and even risk, especially where the regulatory agenda is seen as one of tighter control. But as new developments in the European landscape unfurl, the smarter treasury operation can position itself to benefit from the very thing that others may fear.

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    A double-edged sword

    Much has been written about the ‘unintended consequences’ of regulation and our Editorial this month looks at the problem of over-regulation. Yet little has been said about the benefits. Can key regulatory reforms really bring anything positive to the treasury environment? On that topic, the response from treasury experts, it seems, is rather mixed.

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    Banking clubs: obsolete?

    As the big banks began to collaborate with smaller, local financial institutions to form partner networks, some began to question the validity of banking clubs in the post-crisis world. But rather than threatening their existence, the fallout from the global banking crisis presents an opportunity for banking clubs to extend their influence, provided they can also extend their coverage.

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    Treasury in 2015: regulation, trepidation and the quest for automation

    What does the New Year hold in store for treasurers? A challenging macroeconomic environment and, of course, yet more regulation are most likely going to be the big themes once again. But are there going to be a few surprises too?

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    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.

  • Beyond SEPA

    This month’s question

    “Now that the 1st August 2014 SEPA migration date has passed, does this signify the end of the migration process? What SEPA-related improvements should corporates now be working towards and what do non-EU companies need to think about?”

  • John Salter, Lloyds Bank

    Transforming treasury: going the extra mile

    As treasurers become more involved in wider business activities, from enterprise risk management to board-level decision-making, regulation is challenging them to rethink the way they approach fundamental treasury tasks and relationships. Meanwhile, technology is enabling greater efficiencies, but also presenting a number of new threats. John Salter, Managing Director, Global Corporate and FI, Global Transaction Banking, Lloyds Bank, discusses five key themes for treasurers to keep firmly on their radar in the months ahead.

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    SEPA: already behind the times?

    Last week marked the passing of the SEPA migration deadline. For banks and corporates the date finally drew a line under what had become a surprisingly long and arduous project. Several questions must be asked though: why on earth did it take so long and, in the time it has taken to implement, has payments technology moved on too far?