Cash & Liquidity Management
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In-House Banks: The Secret to a Speedy Corporate Recovery?

As treasurers look to improve their departments’ resilience to help withstand future crises, in-house banks (IHBs) are back in the spotlight. TMI speaks to four industry experts to understand how IHBs can help restore profitability and reduce risks. We also examine trends such as in-house banking-as-a-Service (IHBaaS) and outline how IHB structures are evolving.

Christof Hofmann

Christof Hofmann
Global Head of Payments and Collection Products, Deutsche Bank

After months of Covid-19 ‘firefighting’, organisations are focusing once again on restoring profitability. Treasury departments are therefore recalibrating their roadmaps and exploring optimal set-ups for the emerging business landscape. As a result, IHBs are garnering greater attention.

François Masquelier, CEO, SimplyTREASURY, explains: “The silver lining to every financial crisis is the opportunity to change the organisation, revamp processes, and become more resilient. One of the treasury-related responses to this health and economic crisis is the need for further centralisation of financial operations and enhanced visibility. Therefore, the Covid crisis can be viewed as a catalyst for establishing an in-house bank. After all, the objective of such a central financing arm is to reduce costs, increase efficiency, reinforce internal controls and improve visibility on operations.”