“The complexity of international guarantees no longer prevents them from being processed digitally”, according to Malik Dahmoune, from Finelia

In November, SWIFT will release a new set of trade finance messages to facilitate paperless processing of international guarantees. The challenges for corporates lie in communicating with all their counterparties in a common language, increasing efficiency and, ultimately, having a consolidated view of their liabilities. In this interview, Malik Dahmoune, director of Finelia Trade Finance Software, explains the key points.

Is the Fate of Your ECR Truly Tied to the Fed Funds Rate?

When we think about how bank fees are being treated in the U.S., there is something very unique that, regardless of your company’s size, industry or banking partners, if you operate in this country, your bank fees will inevitably be tied to your operating balances through an earnings credit rate (ECR) mechanism.

Single-B Issuers Under Scrutiny by Rating Agencies

While credit rating agencies have not yet changed their central scenarios for credit default rates, they appear to be growing more nervous in the face of changes in the economic cycle and the resurgence of volatility against a backdrop of greater geopolitical uncertainty.

Redbridge to Exhibit and Present at New York Cash Exchange

In many treasury organizations, bank fees are simply left unchecked.  We all know we should be monitoring them, but most of us run out of time or energy before we can tackle the problem.  We have found time and time again that with the right abilities, a treasury professional can have a great impact on their company’s bank fees and get themselves recognized as a treasury ‘superhero’ in the process.

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