Treasury Management Systems Insights
7th November 2017
PSD2 heralds a new dawn for mobile payments, as the regulatory technical standards around the upcoming European open banking regulations are expected to put mobile devices at the heart of new payment techniques.
Strong customer authentication required by PSD2 is key as well as initiating, and authenticating, transfers directly from bank accounts... read more
1st November 2017
There’s no time to rest for financial services. The unstoppable wave of innovation and change that the industry is riding is showing no signs of abating, thanks to new challenges and opportunities such as T2+T2S Consolidation, GDPR, PSD2, Instant Payments, open banking, SWIFT gpi, and blockchain. Each topic cannot ignore the others, giving... read more
30th October 2017
Today’s treasuries face a raft of new hurdles and opportunities. We asked four leading treasurers to explain what they believe will be the biggest challenges in the year ahead.
Tim de Knegt is the manager for strategic finance and treasurer for the Port of Rotterdam – the largest port in Europe.
“The importance of... read more
27th October 2017
Rising interest rates, excitement around blockchain use cases and cross-border payments were all hot topics at this year’s AFP conference in San Deigo.
The annual event was situated in sunny San Diego’s conference centre which was abuzz with educational talks and booths touting everything from mind readers to oxygen bars.
Interest... read more
26th October 2017
The modern treasurer lives in a connected world, having to deal with real-time market information, make immediate decisions, and manage a large number of banks, subsidiaries and providers. Yet, many treasury platforms may still lacking the ability to provide collaborative instantaneous work due to limited features, or to secure and centralise all... read more
20th October 2017
Corporate priorities remain focused on the predictability and certainty of payments – both in reference to timing and value e.g. costs and deductions
New payments solutions need to focus more broadly than cross-border payments, as this is only one element of a treasurers payments obligations that needs to be standardised
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17th October 2017
In one of the livelier panel discussions on Day One of Sibos 2017, Stefan Dab, Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group led a conversation examining the future of correspondent banking, and specifically the pain points corporate treasurers face in their cross-border payments operations and where technology can be... read more
13th October 2017
Bobsguide will be reporting live from this year’s AFP conference in San Diego. Here are 10 of the best sessions taking place next week – we hope to see you there!
Tuesday Keynote: Finance & The Hidden Brain
Listen as NPR’s social science correspondent and author of The Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam explores how the... read more
12th October 2017
Only one in six US mid-sized firms are prepared for disruption, despite 80% saying they have already or expect to experience it in the next three years
While many mid-sized US companies believe their industry is vulnerable to disruption, most believe that their company is shielded from it, a recent survey has found. Many of these businesses... read more
12th October 2017
Cash Management is a term used in everyday parlance by Corporate Treasurers, CFOs and other senior financial people in most medium to larger organisations. Generally speaking they all use the term in the same context and many accompany it with the term Cash Forecasting.
So, Cash Management and Cash Forecasting are activities that are now very... read more