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Treasury Technology
TMS vs TMS: Let Battle Commence

In many ways, Covid-19 has been the ultimate test for treasury teams and their technology. With the spotlight firmly on treasury management systems (TMSs), treasurers are asking whether they have the best tech for the job – in a remote-working environment where...

Cash & Liquidity Management
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...

Cash & Liquidity Management
The Dangers of Negative Interest Rates

Are negative interest rates really good for treasurers, and for the world economy in general? There are admittedly some benefits, but there are many more drawbacks. Perhaps a return to zero rates would bring the greatest overall benefit.  A few years ago, the...

Banking
Step Away from the Edge: Facing the KYC Cliff

With the average global treasury team reportedly spending more than one day each week dealing with know your customer (KYC) requirements, compliance remains a significant pain point for treasurers worldwide. What progress is being made to help treasurers – and their...

Risk Management
When Black Swans Turn Green

The coronavirus (Covid-19) is the latest black swan to blight the financial markets. But it’s not only black swans that treasurers need to recognise the importance of – grey and green swans are equally deserving of attention. In his 2007 book The Black Swan: The...

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Regulation & Standards
EMIR REFIT: How to Benefit from the Intercompany Reporting Exemption

What does the EMIR REFIT mean for treasurers and how can they benefit – while remaining compliant with all the requirements of the regulation? When the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) Regulatory Fitness and Performance (REFIT) was approved and...

Treasury Technology
Boosting the Bots: The Next Step Towards Treasury Digitisation

Where should the digital transformation of a treasury department begin? That’s the issue currently occupying many treasurers’ minds. How can we use robots as part of the treasury process in order to gain in terms of efficiency, resources and security? This article...

CSR & ESG
In Treasury We Care Too

The environment is still top of the global agenda as climate change continues to be a major cause for concern and the reason why numerous natural disasters and extreme weather events happen. At the same time, the push for Corporate Social Responsibility is gathering...

Tax, Accounting & Legal
The Added Value of Centralised Cash Management under BEPS

What would be the correct price (i.e., the arm’s length transaction) of a cash transaction under BEPS (Base Erosion Profit Shifting) Actions 8-10? That’s a key question which every treasurer of an international group needs to address. The right answer is far from...