Africa’s treasury landscape is evolving apace. This article examines the challenges that corporate treasury department setting up in the continent must confront - and which determine whether they benefit from the region’s enormous business potential.
Treasurers are increasingly looked to by the company for an increased involvement in strategic decision making. But without an increase in the treasury department's headcount and resources, how might this be achieved?
Although SEPA is nearly two years old, the predicted decline in liquidity management tools has yet to happen. Nor are treasury departments fully focused on reducing and rationalising their bank accounts.
Centres of excellence has been a hot topic in recent years, but evidence suggests that for Asia Pacific corporates it may rank some way down the CFO’s list of priorities.
A tax incentive first outlined in February 2015 took effect earlier this month.
Strategic treasury has come into its own as the duties and responsibilities of the corporate treasurer have expanded in recent years. This article focuses on the many roles that it covers.
The benefits of in-house banking are increasingly within reach of smaller companies, thanks to the efficiencies of modern treasury technology.
Collection factories for collection-on-behalf-of (COBO) represent the next wave of innovation for corporates and their treasury departments. This article explores the benefits of setting up a collections factory, the various challenges and both the similarities and differences from those experienced in establishing payment factories.
Many corporate treasuries have enjoyed cost savings thanks to new technologies and by operating shared service centres, but often receivables are left to local business units. This article examines the further economies that are possible through building a centralised collections roadmap.
Increasing international standardisation of payment formats has paved the way for more centralised processes and incentivised companies to set up payment and collection factories. Payments-on-behalf (POBO) and collections-on-behalf (COBO) are the ultimate goal of every ambitious payment and collection factory project.