Our team provides useful information to industry practitioners, through various articles, studies and research.

The Future & Alternatives to SWIFT GPI

Almost eight in ten MT 103 cross-border payment messages are now sent via GPI, making Swift’s initiative to improve the level of banks’ services in cross border payments a great success. However, will the rise of new technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrency now challenge Swift’s dominance in the cross border payments field?

Where Do Banks Stand in the Race for Digital?

Banks invest to improve and digitalize both their internal processes and their customer offers. Even so, there are still huge differences among them, as all banks did not start this race at the same point and do not move at the same speed, write Samantha Felipe-Lopez and Wesley Johnson.

Cashflow Forecasting Systems : What’s New?

Despite the importance of cashflow forecasting for a company’s investment and financing decisions, a majority of companies still rely on a single technology – Excel spreadsheets. Solène Moyne, senior analyst at Redbridge, reviews the capacities of the different cash flow forecasting systems and tools currently on the market.

Peak Bank Lending? Peak Commodity Trading?

In record time, banks appear to have stepped up and deployed much-needed liquidity to global commodity traders, especially to metal traders affected by unseen circumstances in the LME (London Metal Exchange). For Mihai Andreoiu, Senior Director at Redbridge, the current crisis re-surfaces some older questions, like can commodity traders keep relying mainly on bank (uncommitted) lending?

Virtual Accounts, Which Companies Should Implement Them?

Global Treasurers are continually striving to streamline account structures and centralize transaction processing. Increasingly, they are turning to virtual accounts as a key tool to provide this comprehensive view of their cash position and improve their decision-making process. However, in spite of certain advantages, virtual accounts have some difficulties when being integrated into the landscape of companies.

Corporate Credit Ratings: The Financial & Strategic Implications

Almost every company has some sort of external rating of its creditworthiness. For larger companies that issue debt in the public markets, this may include ratings by the well-known rating agencies such as S&P Global, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings. Companies are also assigned ratings by their banks, certain credit insurance providers, and third-party credit monitoring services. Let’s take a look at the primary reasons why these ratings matter.

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