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

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.

The Payment Card Settlement Lacks Long-term Relief

If history tells us anything about the card network and card issuing bank interchange system, it is this: the proposed terms of the settlement will not provide greater transparency or reductions in interchange fees moving forward. Merchants will continue to face complexity, obscurity and substantial costs in the long term, writes Chelsey Kukuk, payment card expert at Redbridge.

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.

The Complex World of Payment Card Surcharging

With the recent lifting of the ban on merchant surcharging, the U.S. payments industry has not seen widespread adoption. However, as fees continue to climb, card-not-present volumes increase, and there are fewer options to lower fees, merchants are finding themselves backed into a corner.

RAROC: The Most Efficient Tool to Manage Your Share of Wallet

Capital management and risk-adjusted performance are increasingly complex tasks for corporate treasurers, particularly in relation to their banking relationships. Banks have utilized RAROC (risk-adjusted return on capital) – a risk-based profitability measurement – for decades as a key factor in determining their appetite for business relationships with corporations.

The Alternative Represented by Trade Finance Funds

The limited capacities of the banks have led to the emergence of alternative finance such as trade finance funds, which are typically launched by industry professionals willing to get involved with transactions that are not in the interest of traditional banks. The universe is still in its infancy with only around 15–20 such funds around the world and total assets under management of less than $10 billion.

Acquisition Finance: Are Banks Advisors? Playing Both Sides of the Fence

Banks position themselves as trusted advisors with the capability of facilitating large financing deals on behalf of their clients. While banks are capable of providing financing advice, they often have interests that conflict with the interests of their clients. Banks are in the difficult position of serving their clients while also maximizing their own profits and protecting their own balance sheets.

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.

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