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

From Oversight to Insight: How Treasurers Are Winning with Bank Fee Analysis Software

Treasurers are at the forefront of financial management, juggling a myriad of tasks that span from ensuring liquidity to assessing financial risks and optimizing capital for future growth. This is not just routine work; it is a quest for fiscal responsibility in a world where every penny counts. That said, amid the hustle of finance management, a critical challenge often goes unnoticed: bank fee analysis

Navigating The Visa & Mastercard Class Action Settlement in 2024​

In recent years, you’ve likely received several communications related to the Visa and Mastercard Payment Card Settlement. These may have been emails or calls from entities offering assistance in reclaiming funds lost to merchant processing costs. While initial developments may have been slow and complex, significant progress is now being made in this case.​

Increasing Treasury Returns in a High Interest Rate Environment

High interest rate environments have created opportunities for companies to significantly increase their treasury revenues through investable balances while reducing bank fees from bank cash balance offsets. As such, banks are pushing their clients to invest their cash balances in money market funds, but alternative investment vehicles may offer more optimal returns on investment.

“How companies can maximize the interest they earn on their cash deposits”

The recent banking turmoil reminds everyone just how important it is to be managing counter party risk. This disarray also demonstrates the strategic nature of deposits for financial institutions. According to Alexandre Bousquenaud, one of the key objectives treasurers should focus on in this environment is negotiating their yield on cash balances to take advantage of ongoing monetary tightening.

The New ISO 20022 Timeline

Initially scheduled for the end of November 2022, the start of banks’ migration to the ISO 20022 standard for payments has been postponed by a few months. Rather than just being something new to comply with, the standard will enable banks to provide new services to businesses thanks to the enriched information that this payment format involves, and there will also be big benefits for corporate. Here’s what we found out about ISO 20022 during SIBOS in Amsterdam last October.

A Guide to Payment Architecture for Merchants

With such a fast-paced and everchanging payment ecosystem, there are no providers that can cover everything a merchant may need. So, how can merchants turn this challenge into a competitive advantage? It all starts with understanding and leveraging payment architecture.

Open Banking and the Need for Instant Treasury

Instant treasury is becoming more of a necessity as treasurers are increasingly looking for solutions that allow real time visibility on their cash positions. At the same time, open banking has become more accepted by many organizations as a result. So, what exactly is instant treasury and how can it be leveraged properly?

Banks Are Upgrading Their Billing Systems – Is Your Bank Fee Software Ready?

In the last 12 months, we have seen unprecedented amounts of changes to bank fee reporting due to bank mergers, system upgrades, bank fee rationalization projects, and the new AFP2020 Service Code rollout. How do you prepare your billing systems to manage these changes to your pricing agreements and confirm their impact on your bottom line? Depending on your vendor, this responsibility may fall on you. Watch our webinar hosted by our experts Bridget Meyer and Dave Strand to find out if your software is ready.

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