Trade Finance Innovation

Trade Finance Innovation is a key topic for corporate treasurers. It remains a priority area where developments have been too modest in comparison to other sectors, despite importance in facilitating international business. There are issues of modern life which have not shown radical changes and transformations over the last decades. The way we deal, we shop, we hedge, we lend, or we pay, for example, have changed significantly. Why shouldn't Trade Finance also deliver its full potential of transformation? The Global Financial Crisis perfectly illustrates the value of Trade Finance to increase predictability of cash-flows, release working capital from supply chain and most importantly to manage related risks of this chain.

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To be or Not to be in? That’s the Question for Cross-Border Payments with the UK

Since the UK has remained part of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) scheme, some banks and corporates were not too worried about Brexit from a payments’ perspective - as the cheap and efficient handling of payments seemed guaranteed. However, some banks have seized the opportunity to increase fees for payments to and from the UK.

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EACT Award 2021: And the Winner is...

We are delighted to announce Deutsche Bahn as the winner of the 2021 EACT Award for the company's impressive Digital Treasury project. We'd like thank all participants for their entries.

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Schuldschein: Helping SITA Rebuild the Airline Sector

When global air transport infrastructure provider SITA was seeking to extend its cash buffers, Germany’s Schuldschein market caught the eye of its Group Treasurer and Finance Director, Andrea Sottoriva. TMI talks to him about how issuing debt mid-pandemic has been a positive experience for all.

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Beat Deadline Drama by Tackling the LIBOR Transition Today

The end date for LIBOR is just months away. For those treasurers who haven’t acted already, now is the time to identify LIBOR exposures, have a contingency plan for accidental oversights, and understand the different challenges presented by the new market risk-free rates.

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Crisis Coping Strategies

Treasurers are dealing with stress like never before, perhaps, but then they were always used to being put under pressure, surely, and should be able to cope fine with a bit of lockdown, right?

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