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March 2022 3 Min Read

Why the World of Crypto Assets is Not a Good Place to Play Hide and Seek

Fraudsters, current and potential, planning to conceal their ill-gotten gains in the world of crypto assets are now having a rude awakening. Their actions will almost certainly leave a trail, and aspects of the transparent nature of the underlying blockchain technology...

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January 2022 10 Min Read

NFTs in Treasury? Establishing Use Cases in Trade Finance and Beyond

The world’s first trade finance-based non-fungible token transaction in 2021 highlights the need for treasurers to understand the technology behind tokenisation and the practical implications that it could have for corporate finance. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have gained...

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October 2021 8 Min Read

SCF Optimisation in Three Words: Supplier Relationship Management

Treasury and procurement should be strong partners, especially when it comes to managing supply chain finance. Yet despite the advantages for all parties of such programmes, often there are not enough hours in the day to get the best from them. Enter the third-party...

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August 2021 8 Min Read

Crypto, CBDCs, DeFi and the Treasurer

Ingka Group, the largest franchisee of the IKEA brand, with 390 stores in 32 countries, is not currently using digital currencies, but is following their progress closely. It is building its knowledge and understanding of the market, and assessing when the right time...

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May 2021 5 Min Read

Digital Gold Creating Yield for Treasurers

When the first ever government-backed, sharia-compliant, gold-based financial infrastructure was launched in Indonesia this month, it signalled new ways of thinking about corporate payments and yield generation. TMI decided to find out more. Payments systems come and...

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April 2021 6 Min Read

What CBDC Experiments Mean for the Real Economy

The use of digital currencies in legitimate commercial settings took a sizeable step forward recently with the first ever live settlement of a fund using Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) tokens. What is the impact of this successful transaction on the real economy?...

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April 2021 6 Min Read

All Round the Houses

The Pain Points of the New ISO 20022 Structured Address Block With Version 9 XML on the horizon, it is time to question the logic of manda...

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March 2021 3 Min Read

SCF for International Trade: Exploring New Frontiers

Cash management is critical for any business, as are well-managed operating costs and productivity, not to mention more efficient processes and relationships with suppliers. Supply chain finance (SCF) programmes tick all the boxes in delivering the above. Big retailers...

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March 2021 14 Min Read

Regulatory Round-up with the EACT

The European financial regulatory environment is one of the most homogenised in the world and yet it still forces corporate treasurers to stay constantly alert for local nuances, revisions and wholesale changes. With the current European Parliament’s term running...

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November 2019 7 Min Read

Thriving in the 2020 Treasury Ecosystem

As we enter a new decade, treasurers must learn how to juggle their traditional responsibilities alongside the new reality of disrupted business models and game-changing technologies, says Steve Elms, EMEA Region Sales Head, Corporate and Public Sector, Treasury and...

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January 2019 7 Min Read

Payments Painkiller – Tackling Compliance Headaches

Now more than ever, treasurers need to take action to reduce the risks around payments – especially when it comes to sanctions compliance. Here, Joerg Wiemer, CEO, Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS) GmbH explains how centralising sanctions screening, and...

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September 2018 7 Min Read

The Future of Treasury Is Now – Are You Ready?

Everyone loves a sneak preview, and here Michael Spiegel, Head of Cash Management, Deutsche Bank, gives Eleanor Hill, Editor, TMI, an exclusive peek at the results of one of the hottest treasury surveys going. Read on to discover what your peers really think about the...