2020: The Year In Review
Continuing our series of articles dedicated to sustainable finance, Muriel Nahmias, Senior Director – Debt Advisory at Redbridge, talks about some important things to consider in the implementation of a Sustainable Linked Loan.
On May 20, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced a six-month extension to the deadline for implementing Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) for online purchases.
All SEPA countries introduced the SEPA Request-to-Pay (SRTP) scheme on 15 June 2021. This scheme covers the set of operating rules and technical elements (including messages) that enable a payee to request the initiation of a payment from a payer in a wide range of physical or online use cases. Mélina Le Sauze, Director at Redbridge, explains the scheme.
Negotiations between borrowers and lenders on KPIs associated with sustainable financing reflect the growing pressure from authorities on both banks and institutional investors to act to shape a more responsible society.
Contemplating API connectivity with your banks? Here’s what to consider before deciding whether APIs should be on your radar.
As a prelude to the release of a new AFTE technical report on improving working capital requirements, Nicolas Boulay, associate director at Redbridge and a contributor to the report, shares his views on the key ways to optimize working capital requirements. He explains why it’s a matter of responsibilities, organization, data and people.
By Alex Lhéritier – European Head of Coverage at Redbridge. I worked as a banker for close to 20 years and I thought for quite some time there was not much to unveil about banking practices. Yet, I changed my mind this year, after moving into consulting and seeing the banking industry through a different lens.
Ahead of the release of a new technical paper on the optimisation of working capital, Redbridge has conducted a survey to assess whether the COVID-19 crisis has changed the dynamics of working capital within European companies. Between mid-February and mid-March 2021, 35 finance managers from major groups responded to a six-question survey, the results of which we present below.
Watch the live demo of our expert, Dan Gill, presenting our new bank account management solution, HawkeyeBAM, to the four Treasury Dragons.
A software package’s ability to provide relevant analysis of cash management fees depends on the vendor’s knowledge about how each bank builds its account analysis statements, says Gaëlle Parquic, Associate Director at Redbridge Analytics.
In January, French Treasury and the French banks agreed to offer companies that raised a PGE (prêt garanti par l’Etat — French State Guaranteed Loan) an additional one-year deferred amortization. Muriel Nahmias, Senior Director Debt Advisory at Redbridge, provides an update on this grace period and the options for extending PGEs.
Since 2007 the EU has had a single payments market, with common rules and limits on card fees. As a result of Brexit, the UK no longer comes under EU regulations, and both card schemes and card issuers are free to increase the fees they charge on card transactions between the European Economic Area (EEA) and the UK, and on domestic transactions in the UK. Higher charges could represent a significant burden for merchants at a time when the retail sector is facing unprecedented pressure.