The cheque might be an outmoded payment method, but many US organisations are reluctant to give it up. What’s more, after years of decline, cheque fraud shows signs of an uptick.
Emerging markets offer “a world of opportunity”, but delegates at the recent ACT Conference heard from treasurers whose companies operate in regions such as Africa about the challenges they also present.
‘Opportunity from uncertainty’ will be the theme as the UK’s Association of Corporate Treasurers holds its annual event next week in Manchester.
Lower commodity prices have dented the performance of many of the region’s currencies, but this shouldn’t prove too tough a challenge for companies seeking to establish a presence in Africa.
Introducing automation will require tough decisions, but firms that shy away from strategically using technology will inevitably render themselves redundant.
The Trump administration’s swiftness in pulling the US out of the Trans-Pacific partnership is disappointing, but is offset by many more encouraging developments.
With a surprisingly high number of North American corporates still reliant on cash and cheques, what’s impeding the move to electronic-based payments?
A Dun & Bradstreet study finds UK financial directors and CFOs believe their role has expanded - and with it the potential for error.