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January 2021 5 Min Read

The Potential of Quantum Computing in Trade Finance

The financial mechanisms underpinning global trade are undergoing significant change. Tradeteq CEO Christoph Gugelmann explains how quantum computing has the potential to transform this trillion-dollar industry over the next few decades. It is noteworthy that trade...

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January 2021 7 Min Read

How SMEs Can Benefit From Bounce-Back Banking

The current downturn is having a devastating and potentially fatal impact on small and medium-sized enterprises. But there are steps financial institutions can take to add value to the experience they deliver to the businesses known as ‘the backbone’ of most...

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May 2020 6 Min Read

Goodbye, Excel: Automating Bank Guarantees at Arup

A frequent user of bank guarantees to support its business, the treasury function at Arup was frustrated by using Excel spreadsheets for the application, maintenance and reporting of guarantees. Automating the process through a module from Trezone was the key to...

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March 2020 6 Min Read

Why Corporate Finance Teams are More Than Bean Counters

The fluctuating energy market creates a finance environment like no other. As a result, heads of finance in this industry must be well versed in the market and able to consistently and effectively plan for changes at the same time as overseeing payment transactions and...

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August 2019 8 Min Read

Fighting Cybercrime in the UAE: Building a Treasury Game Plan

Do you know who to call if your ERP is hacked? How will you make payments if treasury systems are disabled? Is cyber insurance the best form of risk mitigation? These questions and more were answered during a recent roundtable discussion hosted by Abu Dhabi Commercial...

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April 2019 9 Min Read

Preparing Treasury for the Future: Picking the Right Bank Relationships

While my office door is always open to banks wanting to have a conversation about how they can support YFAI’s treasury operations, I believe bank relationships are changing. Yes, treasurers are searching for great products at reasonable prices, but they are also...

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October 2018 4 Min Read

Building a Network of Networks

With solutions such as we.trade revolutionising supply-chain interactions, while others, such as Project Wilson, connect correspondent banks to facilitate working capital financing, Simone Del Guerra of UniCredit discusses the shifting landscape of correspondent...

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October 2018 3 Min Read

The Journey to Automation: How Far Along Are We?

Historically, the mantra of “it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” has served us well in treasury. The sheer complexity of the many functions we may be running means that established structures and procedures are trusted to get the job done, in a way that new tech or...

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October 2018 5 Min Read

After 25 Years, SCF 1.0 Needs A Makeover

For supply chain finance (SCF) to progress and reach the next set of struggling suppliers, the model needs a rethink. We need SCF 2.0. Getting to grips with late payments is easier said than done. A single purchase from end-to-end involves multiple departments, and...

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May 2018 9 Min Read

Treasury APIs: Adding Value to the Bottom Line

To some, application programming interfaces, or APIs, may just seem like another industry buzzword. In reality, however, they offer significant process efficiencies and strategic opportunities for treasurers – and represent an exciting digital future for the banking...

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November 2017 5 Min Read

Lessons from Sibos 2017: Growth is Back on the Agenda

With another jam-packed Sibos week now over in Toronto, the authors reflect on the themes and developments that emerged. Following a year characterised by compliance and regulatory concerns in 2016, this year’s event saw growth and optimism restored to the agenda....

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October 2017 7 Min Read

Building the New Financial Ecosystem – Collaboration and client-driven solutions powering the digital revolution

The transaction banking landscape is transforming in front of our eyes. With the field awash with new technological capabilities, Jan Kupfer and Luca Corsini, Global Co-Heads, Global Transaction Banking at UniCredit, discuss the latest trends, their likely impacts, and...