EACT Newsletter - June 2021

We hope you enjoy the June edition of the EACT Newsletter.

As ever, please do follow the EACT LinkedIn page for the very latest member association news and treasury insight.

Jean-Marc Servat
Chair, EACT

In this issue:

  1. EACT in Action Event: How to Streamline Customer Reference Data in Treasury Processes
  2. EACT Award 2021: And the Winner is...
  3. To be or Not to be in? That’s the Question for Cross-Border Payments with the UK
  4. Problem of the Cross-Border Local Currency Payment Execution in Some “Exotic” Countries
  5. Crisis Coping Strategies
  6. Beat Deadline Drama by Tackling the LIBOR Transition Today
  7. Schuldschein: Helping SITA Rebuild the Airline Sector

EACT in Action Event: How to Streamline Customer Reference Data in Treasury Processes

In this session, held on 24 June, our panel – comprising corporate treasurers from Aliaxis, ArcelorMittal and SWIFT, the CEO for the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) and EACT – discussed how to streamline and digitise customer-reference data and due diligence processes in treasury applications.

Participants emphasised that there is a large untapped potential in leveraging technological advancements, data standardisation, and regulatory changes to lower the burdens associated with data-heavy treasury and compliance processes. At the same time, doing so would also enhance the security and efficiency of data-driven treasury processes across all relevant relationships – customers, suppliers, banks etc.

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EACT Award 2021: And the Winner is...

From among a field of strong competitors, Deutsche Bahn AG has been named the winner of this year's EACT Award. The German railway company impressed voters with its Digital Treasury project. Learn more about the initiative, and find out which corporate companies were selected as the remaining five finalists.

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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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Problem of the Cross-Border Local Currency Payment Execution in Some “Exotic” Countries

For corporate treasurers transferring money in local currency in more 'exotic' territories can be a real issue. Even large global banks are unable to serve you properly in some of these faraway countries. Therefore, what are the solutions?

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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? This article explains why this is a dangerous attitude and offers valuable insights into how treasures can cope in stressful times.

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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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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. Find out why issuing debt mid-pandemic has been a positive experience for all.

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EACT in Action Webinar Replay: Fraud Prevention and the Role of Treasury

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What role can treasurers play in the fight against cybercrime and fraud? Our latest EACT in Action webinar offers answers to this question from an expert panel that included the Deutsche Bahn AG treasury team.

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Fast Track to Success: Deutsche Bahn EACT Award 2021

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We are delighted to share this photo of Dr. Gerd Berghold accepting the award on behalf of the treasury team at Deutsche Bahn.

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EACT Survey 2021

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This annual survey shows that despite the COVID crisis, top priorities of corporate treasury remain the same. No one will be surprised to see Cash-Flow Forecasting as the number one priority, followed by digitization (and automation) of treasury processes. Today Treasury would like to rely more on technology and innovations proposed to become more resilient and more efficient.

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Podcast | How to Streamline Customer Reference Data in Treasury Processes

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A panel of experts consider how treasurers can streamline customer-reference data and due diligence processes in treasury applications.

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EACT in Action event 24 June - How to Streamline Customer Reference Data in Treasury Processes

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On 24 June the EACT organised the first event of its EACT in Action live event series, showcasing important issues that treasurers across the EACT community are tackling.

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