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Fintech firms are redefining e-payments by making it possible to make card, ACH, check and even cross-border payments within a single process.
At the latest AFP Executive Roundtable, attendees were asked whether they discuss geopolitical risk when they hold meetings on risk management issues.
There is a gap between where FP&A is and where it wants to be. But the 2016 AFP FP&A Benchmarking Survey suggests a path forward to closing that gap.
Modern financial technology provides an opportunity for the relationship between buyers and suppliers to evolve from fundamentally competitive to symbiotic.
Corporate treasury executives weighed in on their banking partners’ shortcomings at Sibos 2016. Across the board, treasurers said they are primarily seeking consistency and visibility.
What’s more important to corporate treasurers when it comes to payments—security or speed? The answer might surprise you.
Microsoft announced that it has partnered with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on a blockchain solution for trade finance transacting.
A Sibos attendee voiced a concern keeping many treasury and finance professionals up at night: "What activities does the market need to now put in place to consider and deal cyberhackers?"
No one knows better what it’s like to be a millennial working in finance than millennials themselves.
AFP’s latest Treasury in Practice guide, underwritten by Thomson Reuters, provides a glimpse into what multinational treasury teams do to manage their cash and FX needs around the globe.
Is it worth it for treasurers to purchase a cyber insurance policy for their organization? Yes—but probably not for the reasons you think.
The appeal of blockchain technology is its inherent security. But there is a way it could be hacked, experts said.
Despite the proliferation of new cloud solutions and growing talk of predictive analytics and big data, there’s still a gap between where FP&A organizations are today and where they want to be.
As the deadline for money market fund reform draws near, the rumored “mass exodus” from prime funds appears to finally be coming to fruition.
SWIFT’s Global Payment Innovation initiative aims to streamline cross-border payments, but how will it help multinational corporations and their treasury functions?
One of the most interesting programs under development is SWIFT’s Global Payments Innovation Initiative, which is intended to streamline cross-border payments.
Tasked with both controlling the effects of multicurrency volatility while keeping costs low, CFOs find themselves with a tricky balance to strike.
In the 2016 AFP Guide to Treasury Management Systems, corporate practitioners receive a closer look at treasury technology today.
Treasury and finance professionals intend to use same-day ACH for last-minute payments, according to a new survey by AFP, underwritten by J.P. Morgan.
The annual budget should translate the company’s strategic targets into financial terms. But does it?
Here's a 9-point checklist to help treasurers prepare their portals for new money-fund reform, which takes effect October 14.
Many merchants pay 60 percent more than necessary to move, process and bank cash. However, retailers can significantly reduce their cost of cash by learning how top-performing merchants optimize this area.
While some companies have accepted the likely eventuality that the new Section 385 regulations will be finalized, more have not. Furthermore, many treasury functions are taking a backseat.
The U.S. is fairly alone when it comes to check use. In other parts of the world, checks have almost disappeared in favor of electronic payments.
What does this current era of uncertainty mean for CFOs, and how do they go about managing commodity and currency risk across the business?
Skepticism over blockchain technology still exists, but treasury and finance departments are increasingly intrigued by its possibilities for safer and faster payments.
Companies need to think about compliance from the earliest stages of any financing—ideally when they are negotiating term sheets for proposed transactions.
Today’s business environment is like a "Tough Mudder" running competition. There are multiple obstacles you have to overcome if you hope to cross the finish line.
On almost every U.S. commercial account analysis and billing statement, you will see an earnings credit amount and an Earnings Credit Rate (ECR). But where did this earnings credit come from?
It is essential to establish specific guidelines and procedures that must be followed in the preparation, approval and execution of electronic payments.
Budgeting and forecasting is always a challenge—even in a stable environment. But it’s doubly difficult for organizations that are experiencing rapid growth.
FP&A teams should spend more time advising management on strategy and less on lost-value work, according to new research from Adaptive Insights.
By working closely with operations, FP&A can identify key business drivers, help pinpoint savings and growth opportunities, and ensure business leaders execute the plan.
Employee retirement plans have some hidden risks that aren’t always obvious. What’s a CFO or treasurer to do?
SWIFT has revealed that there have been more successful cyberattacks on its member banks, resulting in fraudulent payments instructions being sent across its network. Could corporations be next?
The confluence of external pressures, technological advances and the shifting role of FP&A is bringing the function to an inflection point.
Markets have recovered since the Brexit referendum vote. But treasury and finance executives must be prepared for the worst -- especially those with business in the EU, says economist Nouriel Roubini.
AFP's latest Executive Guide, underwritten by Chatham Financial, aims to support treasury practitioners in developing a strategy and policy to manage foreign exchange risk.
Emerging market currencies are often more volatile than their G7 counterparts and their exchange rates are typically more sensitive to geopolitical and economic events.