Is your supply chain a better liquidity investment option than bank deposits?

The minimum requirements introduced by the Basel III framework and the prolonged negative short-term interest rates environment have led banks to charge for demand deposits and deposits with residual maturities of less than three months. Money market funds and even secured structured products have also been losing money for a while. Hence corporate treasurers have been forced to accept burning cash to preserve their liquid investments. Fortunately, no storm lasts forever, but before the situation improves, our wisest advice is to escape this cash dilemma and pave for the future by investing into the supply chain where myriad benefits are within reach.

The New Era of MX Messages

The world of payments is in a permanent evolution but some changes are bigger than others. In today’s environment, where commercial exchanges are globalized, payment transactions are tremendously varied, numerous and complex. To tackle this point, the payment industry is preparing itself for the largest migration of the century: the migration to ISO20022.

Improve working capital to emerge stronger from the crisis

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.

Working capital survey shows digitalisation of P2P and O2C processes

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.

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