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International cash management review 2010: ICM services in North America

Euromoney’s 2010 survey of the ICM services available in North America covers 13 banks: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of New York Mellon, BNP Paribas, Citi, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, PNC, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), RBS, Scotiabank, Standard Chartered Bank and WellsFargo.

The survey results for North America given in Table 3 show: (click here to see Table 3: International cash management services in North America 2010)

  • A variety of ICM strategies for the region, from delivering superior treasury solutions to empower clients, to being the leading provider of world-class ICM solutions

  • The number of branches in the banks’ networks varies considerably, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and WellsFargo having the largest with 6,000-plus

  • Most of the banks provide cheque processing and lockbox facilities

  • Mass payment and collection services are generally available, but there is only limited availability of multilateral netting and payment card services

  • All of the banks provide sweeping services, but there is limited availability of notional pooling services as this is generally not practised in North America

  • Nine banks have an online investment portal, five offering other financial institutions’ investment products as well as their own

  • Most of the banks provide automated sweeps into money market funds, PNC offering access to the highest number at 40

  • All but one of the banks provide ICM services in other regions

  • Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Canada are the only banks offering 24/7 customer service support in the region.

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