Europe is undergoing a period of unprecedented change. From the impact of Brexit to the COVID-19 pandemic, treasurers and CFOs across the region must adapt and innovate in order to sustain business growth and resilience.

Barclays has partnered with TMI to understand and share the latest challenges and opportunities for treasurers across Europe. We will be sharing some of our key insights on this page, as well as on the Barclays Corporate Banking LinkedIn channel.

European Treasury Survey 2022: Faster, Fitter, Stronger (Survey Report)

Bringing together peer insights from 244 treasury professionals, the results of this survey aim to help treasurers identify opportunities for change in the evolving European landscape.

This report also pinpoints challenges to prepare for and provides a benchmark for future-proofing, since treasurers and CFOs across the region must adapt and innovate in order to succeed.

We hope you find this report thought-provoking and we look forward to discussing the findings with you in more detail.

Reducing Friction in International Payments: Five Steps for Treasury Teams

What are the steps that treasury teams can take to remove roadblocks in processing international payments? TMI’s Eleanor Hill invites Daniela Eder, Gibran Maqsood, and Karsten Becker (Barclays) to answer this question. Here, our guests…

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Goodbye Goldilocks: Navigating through the Recession to Happily Ever After

While 2022 may have marked the end of the Goldilocks era and opened up a new period of economic uncertainty and instability, there is still light at the end of the tunnel, since unpredictability in the market gives the treasurer an opportunity to shine.

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FX Connections: Bringing Transparency to Cross-Currency Payments

Cross-border activity is growing at a remarkable rate, making FX payments a hot topic for treasurers across the globe.  In this TreasuryCast episode, Eleanor Hill asks Daniela Eder and Gibran Maqsood (Barclays Corporate Banking) to…

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Foreign Exchange
Reducing Friction in International Payments

Three experts from Barclays share their insights into creating a frictionless payments landscape – ranging from the benefits of ISO 20022 and payment APIs to the automation of transactional FX workflows.

Trade Finance
Optimising Working Capital for the Whole Business

Barclays experts explore the impact of unsettled times on working capital management and reveal the role technology has in optimising business outcomes.

Treasury Strategy & Transformation
Goodbye Goldilocks: Navigating through the Recession to Happily Ever After

The current macroeconomic backdrop is far from a fairy tale. With war raging in Ukraine, and major economies tipping into recession, treasurers are adapting to a world of rising interest rates and inflation, as well as spiralling energy and…

Treasury KPIs for ESG and D&I: Time to Get Serious

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives are now a boardroom priority – and an increasingly important part of the treasurer’s strategic remit. Nevertheless, only a quarter of treasury departments currently have key performance indicators relating to ESG. Helen Kelly, Head of…

Cash & Liquidity Management
It’s Now or Never: Keeping Pace with Real-Time Payments

Treasurers in business-to-business (B2B) sectors can no longer write off real-time payments as ‘only fit for consumer industries’. Value limits are increasing and usage is trending upwards [1] [2]. What’s more, innovation is bringing added value – ranging from request-to-pay to…

Risk Management
Big Game Hunting

Cybercriminals Set their Sights on Treasury
Corporate systems and data are increasingly being held to ransom by cybercriminals. The modus operandi of these underworld gangs is also rapidly evolving to exploit vulnerabilities in remote-working set-ups on the back of Covid-19.

Foreign Exchange
Transactional FX: Maximising Efficiencies and Unlocking Cash Management Opportunities

As the speed of global commerce increases, and the desire for transparency across all areas of business intensifies, more treasury teams are discovering the benefits of automating their transactional foreign exchange (FX) workflows. In this…

Cash & Liquidity Management
An Open Invitation to Treasury Efficiency

Practical Use Cases for Open Banking While it remains something of a mystery to many corporate treasurers, open banking is much more than a collection of acronyms and regulatory endeavours. In fact, it is the basis of an evolving financial ecosystem that holds significant potential benefits for…

Maintaining ESG Momentum at the Heart of Treasury

While sustainability has risen up the corporate agenda at a rapid pace, and many treasurers have taken its practices onboard, there is still more work to be done on both sides of the balance sheet. Two senior executives, drawn from Barclays’ investment and corporate banking arms, explore the…

Europe in 2022: Is Your Treasury Fit for Purpose? (Survey Report)

Bringing together peer insights from 225 treasury professionals, the results of this TMI European Treasury Survey 2021, in partnership with Barclays, aim to help treasurers identify opportunities for change in the evolving European landscape.

Cash & Liquidity Management
New Europe Awakens: A Fresh Look at Post-Brexit Treasury

Despite the challenges, the UK’s departure from the EU is an opportunity for corporates on both sides of the channel to re-engineer treasury workflows, overhaul legacy processes, and revamp treasury models. Andrés Baltar, Head of Europe, Corporate Banking at Barclays and Daniela Eder,…

Treasury Strategy & Transformation
Reaching the Next Level of Treasury Digitisation

Corporates all over the world have had to react quickly to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In a practical sense, this has meant seamlessly switching to remote working and virtual treasury operations. The digitisation journey that treasurers have been on in recent years has played…

Treasury Strategy & Transformation
Data-Driven Treasury: Future-Proofing Your European Flows

As businesses across Europe accelerate their digital transformations, savvy corporate treasurers have a unique opportunity to secure enriched data insights, says Daniela Eder, Head of Payments & Cash Management Europe, Barclays. In turn, this could enable treasury functions to become fitter,…

Foreign Exchange
Automating Transactional FX: Unlocking Efficiencies and Growth Opportunities

Prior to the coronavirus crisis, few corporates had thoroughly reviewed the way they processed their foreign currency payments. But with remote working and rapid digitisation, treasurers are starting to explore the benefits of automating their…

Treasury Strategy & Transformation
Fast-Track Treasury: Making the Most of Digital Business Models

Reaching customers through digital channels has become a priority for organisations during global lockdown. But reaping the benefits of a digital business model requires treasury to be fully connected to the company’s overall digital…

Trade Finance
Trade and Supply Chain Finance: Rising Above Uncertainty

Covid-19 has changed so many aspects of life and business – global trade is no exception. With trade flows declining, and commercial payments following suit, Aoife Wallace, Head of Trade & Working Capital Europe, Barclays, and Daniela Eder, Head of Payments & Cash Management Europe,…

Cash & Liquidity Management
Cash Management and Investment in a Shifting World

Without a crystal ball, it is difficult to predict which path the economic recovery will take. Many treasurers are therefore wondering how to manage and invest corporate cash in an optimal manner, given the uncertainty ahead. Nevertheless, Yera Hagopian, Managing Director, Liquidity Solutions,…

Cash & Liquidity Management
Fraud Protection

Corporate fraud protection is vital to prevent your business from becoming an unwitting victim. Read our guides to the most common tactics, including CEO fraud and vishing, which will help you stay ahead of the fraudsters.

Cash & Liquidity Management
What is possible? International Insights

As the world begins on the path to recovery, businesses have the opportunity to rebuild in a more sustainable, connected and innovative manner. Barclays Corporate Banking is here to help you answer the question, what is possible?

Cash & Liquidity Management
What is possible? The Europe edit

In this podcast series, Daniela Eder, Head of Payments and Cash Management for Barclays Europe, and her expert guests discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for corporate treasuries.

How Barclays can support you across Europe

Across Europe, Barclays can provide corporate banking services supported by deep local market knowledge. Barclays is supporting the European needs of global corporates with:

  • A cutting-edge, unified banking platform across Europe
  • Harmonised transaction and reporting formats
  • Unified pricing and servicing models across Europe
  • Support across standard and regional electronic channels

Watch the benefits of our European banking platform

When you’re looking for ways to streamline operations and achieve growth in your business, you need time to focus on key decisions. That’s why Barclays’ platform provides quick, consistent support for your European banking – speeding up your day-to-day, so you can spend your time on the bigger picture.

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