How 2022 Will Transform Your Treasury Department
“We had an immediate return on investment on our bank fee monitoring software”, Frédéric Capraro – RTL Group
Bank fee analysis continues to be an obstacle for treasurers. How can global companies leverage technological innovations to improve visibility of bank charges?
While the massive roll-out of vaccines against Covid is raising hopes that the ongoing global health crisis will soon be resolved, there’s still considerable uncertainty about the long-term consequences of the pandemic on the economy. CFOs and treasurers will need to be resilient and act with rigour, innovation and boldness to seize the opportunities to be found in 2021.
If you use the NEU CP market, you can stop drawing on your bank lines, keep them as backstop lines, and issue commercial paper at a zero or even a negative rate and at very low cost in terms of legal documentation, writes Muriel Nahmias, senior director at Redbridge.
The world often appears large and disconnected, with differences of religion, culture, language and currency that reinforce our independence. Despite these perceived differences, we are, in reality, linked closely together. Our points of connectivity expand with each technological advancement –write Justin DiCioccio, Redbridge Senior Analyst, and Constance Veron, Redbridge Associate Director.
Packaging specialist Albéa has completely redesigned the local organization of its financing and treasury operations in the United States. This interview with the Group’s finance and treasury director, Olivier Bouillaud, provides insights on switching banks.
“Large card networks remain essential elements of the pipeline, but they have not moved much as yet.” Charles Lutran – Critéo
Interview with Charles Lutran, Group Treasurer at Criteo
Redbridge interviewed seven treasury software vendors on how their payment systems need to evolve in order to integrate instant transfers. Solenn Le Lay, Director at Redbridge, focuses on the challenges of providing this new payment method for businesses.
There are still obstacles to instant transfer payment, including a lack of harmonization and standardization at the European level regarding banking APIs (application programming interfaces). Nevertheless, payment service providers (PSPs) wish to innovate and develop a wide range of solutions to meet the needs of their customers, says Manon Balette-pape, Director at Redbridge.
Biggest companies using deconsolidation transactions under established and recurring factoring programs or end-of-year or half-year “spot” transactions earn an average of at least 0.3x leverage, according to our experts Hugo Thomas and Olivier Talvard.
The pandemic has demonstrated the value of mobile payment solutions in helping mitigate the risk of virus transmission at points of sale. For Mélina Le Sauze, Director at Redbridge, the challenge for every retailer is no longer whether or not to accept mobile payment solutions, but to determine without delay which ones are best suited to their business and the needs of their customers.
At the end of 2015, the SMCP group – Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot and De Fursac – decided to migrate its e-commerce platforms to a full-service PSP solution. Olivier Brou, SMCP’s Global Head of Treasury Financing and Digital Payments, outlines the foundations of the group’s unified digital payment strategy and the challenges it’s likely to face in the future.
ACT Annual Conference 2020 – Watch our corporate case study session on-demand! Facilitator: Dino Nicolaides, Managing Director, Redbridge Debt & Treasury Advisory / Panellists: Sacha Kenny, Group Treasury Director, Smiths Group plc and Hillary Oonge, Group Treasury Manager, M-KOPA Solar
Redbridge’s annual study of corporate debt structure reveals that the credit profile of France’s leading listed companies has moved from “A” to “BBB” over the past 18 months. Tensions in negotiations with banks and private bond holders are prompting finance departments to prepare for a more stressful environment.