For a successful journey into the future of payments

Redbridge is delighted to announce the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Vizant, a U.S.-based advisory firm specializing in payment cards. The transaction creates a leading global advisor in the fast-growing payment card landscape, uniquely equipped to support merchants and companies in their journey towards digital transformation. Watch our short clip to find out more.

Bank Smarter, Not Harder!

Power Up Your Next Bank Relationship and Fee Review. As a treasury professional, having visibility into costs is a starting point for negotiation and cost-saving opportunities with your banks.

Borrowing base: a unique opportunity

Mihai Andreoiu, Senior Director at Redbridge, is a big fan of borrowing base structures as a superior form of financing for commodity players. Here are the reasons why he certainly hopes to see more such deals coming to market.

No truce for the reduction of card interchange fees

In November 2018, the Visa and Mastercard networks offered to reduce inter-regional multilateral interchange fees (MIFs) in Europe by at least 40% in response to the European Commission’s competition concerns. These fees apply to payments made in the European Economic Area (EEA) with consumer debit or credit cards issued outside the EEA. An example of such a payment would be an American tourist using a Visa or Mastercard card to pay for a restaurant bill in Belgium.

“KYC4Corporates will help companies connected to SWIFT to reduce their compliance costs” – Marc Delbaere, SWIFT

The SWIFT network is set to extend its KYC solution, which is currently used by 5,000 banks for correspondent banking activities, to companies. It aims to offer the 2,000 companies connected to the network a structured information exchange solution – one that is already used by partner banks for customer verification processes – by the end of 2019. Interview with Marc Delbaere, SWIFT’s Head of Corporates & Trade.

Pierre Fabre launches a NEU CP program complete with a bank guarantee

The Pierre Fabre Group has secured recurring access to market financing while staying true to its identity. In late June, the finance division of the group, which specializes in oncology, dermatology, public health and dermo-cosmetics, completed its inaugural issue of NEU CP (Negotiable EUropean Commercial Paper) securities amounting to €30 million. This was soon supplemented by a second issue that brought the group’s negotiable debt securities program up to its ceiling of €50 million.

“Trading activity necessitates a consolidated vision of all of the transactions processed at each moment in time”, Malik Dahmoune, Finelia

As part of our series of articles dedicated to the selected audience of commodity trading firms, Malik Dahmoune, founder of Finelia, explains the challenges of automated monitoring of trade finance operations and the prospects for modernising the business opened up by the digital revolution. To explore the topic further after reading this interview, download our new study by completing the form at the bottom of the page.

Should You Care About How Banks and Rating Agencies Rate You?

AFP 2018 Speaking Session – Slideshow – What is the impact of a company’s ratings on public capital markets, its banks’ internal profitability assessments, and its banking relationships? The answer allows treasury practitionners to more effectively manage bank relationships as well as to understand the key components to consider when allocating business to banks.

KYC: the difficult road to simplification

With increasing global regulations on KYC, corporate treasurers are seeking some standardization and simplification in a process that also causes a great deal of administrative red-tape at banks in their efforts to comply with ever expanding regulatory requirements.

How to Become a Treasury ‘Superhero’

Redbridge’s Dan Gill and Greg Moore of AutoNation discuss how treasury professionals can become ‘treasury superheros’ by using software tools to help analyze and manage their bank service utilization and related bank fees across the globe.

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