Corporate Transaction Banking - Fit for Purpose?

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Corporate Transaction Banking - What Companies Want

Graham Buck March 24

"Transaction banking is going to define the corporate banking of the future". As gtnews reported at the time, that was the bold assertion at the Sibos 2014 conference in Boston last autumn. A keynote session outlined how companies are increasingly integrating corporate transaction banking activities - and to reflect their increasingly strategic role - treasurers are responding by demanding more sophisticated solutions as their activities expand beyond cash management and maintaining liquidity. As this week's gtnews focus demonstrates, whether banks can step up to the plate and meet heightened expectations - particularly at a time when their lending capacity looks likely to become increasingly restricted - is a leading question. As two experts from PwC note, the recent decision by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to scale back its activities suggests that some may not attempt to.

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