Blog

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...

Article

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...

Blog

February 2021 5 Min Read

Why Trade Finance Market Places are the Way Forward

The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a significant slump in global trade volumes in 2020, with the latest World Trade Organisation (WTO) forecast estimating that global merchandise trade will shrink by 9.2% year-on-year. If there is any silver lining to the crisis,...

Podcast

February 2021 16:02

Co-Creation in Action: Treasury Evolution

Think co-creation is just a buzzword? Then it’s time to think again. As Pierre Fersztand, Global Head of Cash Management, Trade & Payments, BNP Paribas, explains, value-adding solutions are being implemented as a result of BNP Paribas’ interactive workshops...

Article

October 2020 6 Min Read

As Easy As KYC: SWIFT and Seamless Corporate Banking

Complying with the know your customer (KYC) aspect of bank account opening and management has long been a burden for corporate treasurers. For Pepper Group, early access to SWIFT’s KYC Registry has helped bring a number of efficiencies to this process. Headquartered...

Article

October 2020 5 Min Read

Finding a Cure for Cash

By adopting an innovative physical cash pooling solution Aspen Pharmacare, in partnership with BNP Paribas, has unleashed a host of improvements – from interest cost savings to simplifying the reconciliations process. Here’s how the teams achieved this joint...

Article

June 2020 7 Min Read

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...

Article

March 2020 13 Min Read

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...

Article

November 2019 9 Min Read

EuroFinance 2019: De-Stressing Treasury

Back in Copenhagen again, this year’s EuroFinance International saw a record 2,200 delegates come together to discuss some of the hottest treasury themes of the moment – from digital treasury transformation to real-time payments and sustainability. Industry experts...

Article

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...

Article

October 2019 11 Min Read

Solving Treasury Pain Points Through Co-creation

Despite huge advances in technology, treasurers are still grappling with fundamental issues in their everyday workflows. Buzzwords alone are not enough to solve challenges such as painful account opening processes or the growing risk of payments fraud. This is why BNP...

Article

September 2019 17 Min Read

Breaking Boundaries: Smart and Sustainable Supply Chain Finance

In an increasingly accountable business environment, corporates are looking for new ways to support their suppliers to adhere to sustainable and ethical standards. Alongside creative supply chain finance (SCF) solutions, treasurers are analysing how emerging...