Cash management: special focus

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The latest developments in the cash management industry.

Efforts to launch KYC register gather pace 
December 2013
Anti-money laundering rules present a considerable challenge to organizations wishing to do business. While certain processes need to be observed, large corporations and banks face the added cost – and frustration – of replicating those efforts for every relationship they have

Transaction banking: Transaction revenues stable but under pressure
December 2013
Competition and low rates eroding margins; Business key to broaden banking relationships

Corporate treasurers seek alternatives to money-market funds
December 2013
Corporate treasurers are diversifying away from using money-market funds (MMFs) to manage short-term liquidity in response to low rates and proposed regulatory changes that are threatening to impair the MMF industry.

Cash Management Survey 2013 reception photos
November 2013
Euromoney held a reception for the winners and participants of its annual Cash Management Survey at The Royal Exchange on November 20. A selection of photographs of the award winners and the evening itself can be viewed here.

Returning confidence fails to shake treasurers' risk vigilance
November 2013
With confidence increasing in the financial system, company treasurers might be forgiven for beginning to relax the tight focus they have maintained on counterparty risk in the past few years.

Stickiness of transaction banking relationships being put to test
November 2013
Banks have long appreciated the stickiness of their transaction services clients, with many of the most established players in the business having relationships that date back for several decades – but this can only last so long.

Transaction banking gains allure as opportunities abound
November 2013
A career in transaction banking used to be viewed as a less attractive option than moving into an investment banking role, but with investment banking falling out of favour during the financial crisis, the appeal of this career path has been somewhat tarnished.

Technology & innovation: special focus
November 2013
From cloud technology to cashless payments, digital currencies to social media, mobile banking to FX robots... financial institutions worldwide are looking to lead technological advances while also trying to keep up with them. And as well as the cost of innovation, many organizations are finding much of their technology budgets focused on dealing with regulatory burdens. Here is the latest coverage from Euromoney.

Cash management: banking's gateway business
November 2013
Transaction banking is entrenching its status as a leading – and profitable in its own right – business in the world of banking, helping to secure lucrative ancillary work for revenue-hungry banks.

Transaction banking revenues stable but under pressure
October 2013
The third quarter performance of Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered’s transaction banking divisions shows how stable revenues and profits can be from the business, but this resilience is being tested by pressure points, not least competition.

Banks shift technology focus from speed to experience
October 2013
The rationale behind technology has evolved over the last couple of decades. Where in the 1990s investment in technology was principally about increasing the speed at which transactions could be executed, and thereby saving cost, recent enhancements have been more about improving functionality and the customer experience.

Deutsche Bank latest to join prepaid card revolution
October 2013
Deutsche Bank has become the latest global bank to enter the fast-growing market for prepaid corporate cards, which was estimated to be worth close to $80 billion in the US alone last year.

Increased efficiency can make up for capital scarcity
October 2013
With capital hard to come by via traditional loan channels, corporates are having to find new ways to meet their needs. The most successful companies might be those that use capital most efficiently, in terms of convincing banks to lend to them and in getting the most from available resources.

HSBC maintains top spot in Euromoney's 13th annual Cash Management Survey
October 2013
18% year-on-year rise in responses pushes total response rate to all-time high 

Cash management survey 2013: Doubles all round for HSBC
October 2013
HSBC held off the challenge of Citi to hold on to top spot for both corporates and financial institutions in our 2013 rankings. Find out what almost 24,000 voters thought of cash managers in more than 50 countries. 

Cash management in Brazil: Local knowledge bears fruit
October 2013
Local banks like to see themselves as uniquely suited to offering cash management services to Brazilian companies. But the global banks are also getting up to speed on idiosyncratic client requirements and local regulation.

Cash management: A revolution in cash for China
October 2013
Demand for sophisticated cash management services in China is rising as the authorities press for greater business efficiency at home and Chinese corporates expand their foreign operations. Renminbi liberalization is another driver.

Transaction banks buckle down to Basle III
October 2013
The more exacting capital requirements of Basle III are prompting cash management banks to fine-tune their offerings.

Cash management: Cash sizzles at Sibos
October 2013
Sibos in Dubai was abuzz with a new spirit of confidence and collaboration among banks, but beneath the surface the battle to secure existing clients by doing more with them and to attract new ones is intensifying.