2021 Treasury Technology Survey Report from GTreasury Shows Key Trends Affecting Treasury Modernization Across Organizations

22-07-2021 | Gtreasury |

The first-of-its-kind, in-depth global report details how far along treasury and finance teams are in digital transformation, the technologies they are most excited about, and where resistance remains.

CHICAGO – July 22, 2021 – GTreasury, a treasury and risk management platform provider, and Strategic Treasurer, which delivers consulting services for treasury management, security, technology, and compliance, today announced the release of the 2021 Treasury Technology Survey Report.


The comprehensive 50-question survey across myriad facets of treasury technology deployment, opinion, and planning drew responses from hundreds of treasurers, treasury analysts, and other treasury and finance professionals from around the world and across industries.

Highlights from the 2021 Treasury Technology Survey Report include:

  • Significant growth anticipated. Payment factories, treasury aggregators, and TMS solutions are expected to realize 35-45 percent growth over the next two years.
  • APIs are becoming must-have capabilities. Seventy-three percent of corporate treasury groups indicated that APIs are critical to their current processes. Machine learning capabilities are also drawing outsized focus from treasurers further along in their modernization initiatives.
  • The gap between cash forecasting importance and reality is high. While cash forecasting is very important to 84% of treasurers, only 38% indicate they are performing at a high rate of accuracy.
  • Fraud prevention gains a heightened focus. Thwarting fraud is a top focus for 77% when considering the application of new technology in product development. Treasurers also report high demand for incorporating automation into fraud prevention processes.
  • Resistance to formats remains. Comparing legacy formats to newer and more enriched formats like XML, treasurers showed surprisingly high levels of resistance to adoption.

“Across continents and industries, treasurers are grappling with how best to transform their treasury technology stack to make processes more efficient and effective, and to drive visible value within their organizations,” said Pete Srejovic, Chief Technology Officer, GTreasury. “This survey provides a unique window into what excites and frustrates treasurers right now, and how the industry is approaching transformation in a quickly-moving ecosystem. This is a must-read report for treasury and finance professionals.”

The 2021 Treasury Technology Survey Report collected responses from March through April 2021, with 50+ questions and 250+ respondents. The full survey with all results and data is available for free download here.

Additionally, a webinar offering analysis of the report’s findings and featuring Srejovic and Craig Jeffery of Strategic Treasurer is available here.

About GTreasury

For more than 30 years, GTreasury has delivered the leading digital Treasury and Risk Management System (TRMS) to corporate treasurers across industries. With its continually innovating Software-as-a-Service platform, GTreasury provides customers with a single source of truth for all their cash, payments, and risk activities. The TRMS solution offers any combination of Cash Management, Payments, Financial Instruments, Risk Management, Accounting, Banking, and Hedge Accounting – seamlessly integrated, on-demand worldwide and fully secured. Headquartered in Chicago with offices serving EMEA (London) and APAC (Sydney and Manila), GTreasury’s global community includes more than 800 customers and 30+ industries reaching 160+ countries worldwide.

About Strategic Treasurer

Strategic Treasurer provides consulting services for treasury management, security, technology and compliance. Corporate clients, banks and fintech providers throughout the world rely on their advisory services and industry-leading research. Strategic Treasurer is headquartered in Atlanta, with consultants based out of Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit and Washington D.C. To learn more, visit strategictreasurer.com.

 

 

#3 Sole focus on Exchange Rates (Dutch item)

22-07-2021 | XE |

Companies that need a currency service, either for their daily transactions or for a more strategic planning for the future, will logically first go to the exchange rates offered. Why wouldn’t you choose the provider that offers the best possible rates for your money to begin with?

Het antwoord op die vraag is dat de koers weliswaar belangrijk is, maar niet de enige factor is die van invloed is op de blootstelling van uw bedrijf aan valutarisico’s. Bedrijven die alleen maar gefocust zijn op het volgen van de koersen, kunnen bovendien het grotere plaatje missen.
Als iets te goed lijkt om waar te zijn, dan is het dat meestal ook. Met andere woorden: als u een uitstekende koers krijgt aangeboden door een provider, is er dan iets anders wat u niet krijgt? Dat kan het serviceniveau zijn dat uw bedrijf nodig heeft, of de juiste ondersteuning. Hoe snel reageert uw provider bijvoorbeeld als een betaling fout loopt?

“Bedrijven die alleen maar gefocust zijn op het volgen van de koersen, kunnen het grotere plaatje missen.”

Het is ook belangrijk om te begrijpen dat koersvergelijkingen misleidend kunnen zijn. Valutamarkten zijn zo bewegelijk, dat u de koersen van een specifiek moment moet nemen om een correcte vergelijking te kunnen maken. Een provider die nu aantrekkelijk lijkt vergeleken met de koers die een van zijn concurrenten twee uur geleden bood, is misschien helemaal niet zo aantrekkelijk. Het is zeker zinvol om rond te kijken. Veel bedrijven accepteren de matige standaardservices van hun valutaprovider omdat ze nooit naar alternatieven hebben gekeken. Maar doe dat rondkijken op basis van waarde in plaats van prijs. Wat hebt u behalve concurrerende koersen nog meer nodig van uw valutaprovider? Zijn de aangeboden koersen open en transparant, zodat u altijd precies weet hoeveel u betaalt, na aftrek van kosten?

In de praktijk bieden valutaproviders een verscheidenheid aan meerwaarde. Misschien hebt u een online service nodig die is afgestemd op de specifieke eisen van uw bedrijf, met autorisatie van verschillende mensen voor verschillende soorten transacties. Misschien hebt u de snelst mogelijke service nodig zodat u langere betalingstermijnen hebt. Verder kunnen valutaproviders de valutamarkten voor u in de gaten houden. Als uw bedrijf zijn valutatransacties zo probeert te timen dat u de best mogelijke koers krijgt, ga dan op zoek naar een provider die koersmeldingen of marktorders biedt. Dan ontvangt u een melding wanneer de koers een bepaald niveau bereikt of wordt uw transactie automatisch verwerkt tegen die prijs.

 




 




 

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The Art of Selecting Suitable Treasury Technology

| 21-07-2021 | treasuryXL | Nomentia |

Many Corporate Treasury functions are aware of the importance of utilizing technology to deliver improved efficiency and control in their treasury operations. This is being driven by the increasing pace of regulatory change, continuously evolving business models, volatile economic conditions, and fast-growing technological developments. Also, treasurers are recognizing the benefits of a strategically focused ‘smart treasury’ – one that utilizes the latest technology to be more integrated, automated, and optimized; adding value to the business.

However, as the treasury technology landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace, many organizations find it difficult to successfully adopt this technology, either because their entry point is not clear or because they had previously made the leap and are now struggling to keep pace with the evolution. There are a multitude of options and considerations for those looking for the right solutions, which are important to understand before deciding on what is right for an organization.

We have outlined below some key insights and considerations when selecting suitable technology solutions.

Develop a treasury technology roadmap

Your roadmap should consider essential functional requirements that must be satisfied immediately – current hot topics include improved cash visibility, robust and accurate cash forecasting, a more efficient payments and receivables process, and fraud prevention. All of these areas are ‘must-haves’ for many organizations, so the first building block for the roadmap is finding a solution that can satisfy them.

However, alongside considering your immediate needs in your roadmap it is also important to plan for the future. To do this, you must look at the internal and external drivers of change for your business and how the treasury will need to support that.

An example of an internal driver could be where accelerated geographical growth is expected, and therefore treasury will be required to rapidly connect with new banks, set up new accounts, and adopt new currencies. This comes with challenges around dealing with country-specific requirements for payment formats and new types of bank connectivity, so your chosen technology solutions should be capable of adopting these easily.

Similarly, for external drivers you can look at the current markets you operate in and identify any expected developments in payments and banking initiatives. Current examples of external drivers for those operating in the Nordics and Europe include the P27 Nordic payments initiative or PSD2 electronic payments services regulations. Once again, your technology solutions should be chosen to ensure you are able to keep pace with these changes.

Self-hosted versus SaaS solution

We find that a number of treasuries have had historic on-premise solutions which have not always kept up to date with the developments in functionality and the market. As a result, treasurers have had to establish a number of in-house workarounds which are costly and complex to maintain.

To improve upon this, most technology companies now provide a solution that is delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), a deployment method that comes with several benefits.

SaaS solutions are hosted in the ‘cloud’ and hence there is no need for the organization to manage technical matters such as maintaining appropriate servers, backups, etc. Because the solution is managed in the cloud by the vendor, there is no longer a need for users to manually upgrade their solutions and perform the associated regression testing – upgrades are tested and deployed by the vendor on a regular basis, ensuring all organizations using the solution are using the latest version containing the latest functionality. Over the past years, we have seen an increasing number of solutions being offered as a SaaS solution and can see this as a trend that will continue to dominate in the future. You should also consider your organization’s overall IT strategy as it is critical to ensure you are aligned with this.

All-in-one versus best of breed

Over the years we have seen significant shifts in the treasury technology market with innovative and specialized Fintech solutions driving advancements in the market. These applications are often focused on specific areas of functionality rather than covering the broad set of requirements a treasury function may have. They are often meant to be complemented by other platforms to form a suite of treasury applications that cover all requirements.

Hence, the key consideration for an organization is whether to opt for an ‘all-in-one’ TMS or to deploy a stable of ‘best of breed’ solutions. An all-in-one TMS comes with clear benefits such as a single platform to handle all treasury transactions/processes and fewer interfaces to monitor and maintain.

However, for some organizations the all-in-one TMS comes at a significant initial and ongoing cost commitment when their requirements aren’t as broad compared to the functionality on offer. Although many of the vendors of all-in-one TMSs allow organizations to choose which modules of the platform they utilize for a reduced license fee, it is often not the case that if you are only using 50% of the functionality you will be paying 50% of the price. A much more palatable solution comes in the form of best-of-breed solutions, which deliver a more flexible technology landscape utilizing specialized systems that may address the many unique requirements of a treasury function, at a lower cost than the all-in-one TMS. Previously the use of multiple platforms was not favorable due to difficulties that could be faced such as technical integration and reporting. However, the rising use of digital APIs has improved the way systems interface with each other. Also, data-warehouses coupled with BI solutions has enabled reporting based on data sourced from a variety of platforms.

Typically, when implementing a new system you will sign a license agreement for a minimum 5-year term, so it is important to ensure you have considered the suitability of the technology partner(s) and the functionality to support you in your digitalization over many years. During the selection process, it is important to perform an analysis of partners and vendors focused on their experience, innovation roadmap, development track-record, reliability, and support model. These are attributes that will demonstrate to you that the vendor is able to support your business not only now but also in the future, as your operations and the demands placed upon the treasury function change as your business grows and evolves.

Final comments

One size does not fit all treasury functions, as each organization’s treasury remit and activities will drive the appropriate solution or solutions.

 

Front Office Financial Resource and Capital Optimisation | September 9-10, 2021

20-07-2021 | treasuryXL | Kendra Keydeniers | Marcus Evens

Optimising margin and capital consumption for derivative portfolios under margin rules, FRTB and SA-CCR through effective risk and trading strategy.

London, UK or Virtual

9th – 10th September, 2021 | 08:30 BST

Financial Resource Optimisation has become of paramount importance for trading businesses after a decade of increased regulation and diminishing margins. Banks are required to hold enough capital to absorb losses and in recent times the minimum requirement for capital in derivatives trading has increased due to the push towards central clearing, margin reforms, XVA and Basel regulations.

The increasing capital requirements, increases the cost of the derivatives business which makes it even more important for banks to allocate capital for optimal return. With smarter portfolio and day to day trading along with utilisation of technology to help identify opportunities and improve trading decisions, banks can manage to create a capital efficient product mix that meets regulatory demands and leads to optimisation of capital and resources in the front desk.

The marcus evansFront Office Financial Resource and Capital Optimisation’ conference will bring you one step closer to creating the optimal capital focused business model in the current climate. Attend in London on 9-10 September, 2021 or join virtually, and hear insights from industry experts on how to optimise margin and capital consumption for derivative portfolios under margin rules, FRTB and SA-CCR through effective risk and trading decisions.

Attending This Premier marcus evans Conference Will Enable You to:

  • Assess the impact of regulation such as UMR, SACCR, leverage ratio and FRTB on capital.
  • Establish a dynamic portfolio that can take advantage of opportunities for optimising margin and capital.
  • Consider the day-to-day trading decisions and how this impacts P&L and capital.
  • Exploit methods for financial resource optimisation such as technological opportunities, compression, innovation, etc.

Practical Insights and Case Studies from Industry Experts, some of which include:

  • Guillaume Dechambre, Director, XVA Strategy, BMO Capital Markets
  • Jesper Thye-Oestergaard, Head of Liquidity and Capital Analytics, Nordea Markets, Corporates and Institutions
  • Sandeep Shukla, Head of USD Swaps Trading, Natixis CIB Americas
  • Jean Jacques Kamdem, Global Head of Traded Credit Analytics, HSBC Global Banking and Markets
  • Thomas Rohold, Head of Financial Resource Management, Senior Vice President, Danske Bank
  • Matteo Angeloni, Director, XVA Trader, National Australia Bank
  • Andrew Green, Managing Director and XVA Lead Quant, Scotiabank

For more information please contact: Ms Ria Kiayia, Digital Media and PR Marketing Executive at riak@marcusevanscy.com or visit: https://bit.ly/3r5lA8p

I wish you a great event!

Kendra Keydeniers

Director, Community & Partners at treasuryXL

11th Annual Funds Transfer Pricing and Balance Sheet Management | September 2-3, 2021

19-07-2021 | treasuryXL | Kendra Keydeniers | Marcus Evens

Manage and steer excess liquidity in the current climate through effective FTP strategy in order to achieve balance sheet optimisation.

London, UK or Virtual Attendance

2nd – 3rd September, 2021 | 08:30 BST

The COVID-19 crisis has shifted the banking industry’s focus to balance sheet management, due to the volatility it has caused in the balance sheet. The impact of the move to a risk free rate, measures taken by authorities to incentivise lending throughout COVID-19 and the sustained low interest rate environment have posed a large amount of challenges for those in Asset Liability Management (ALM) and Funds Transfer Pricing (FTP). Banks should ensure FTP is not treated as a cost centre but as a tool to drive excess liquidity, grow assets to offset liabilities and ultimately target P&L volatility caused by COVID-19.

The marcus evans11th Annual Funds Transfer Pricing and Balance Sheet Management’ conference will provide banks with a platform to learn from practical case studies how to develop an efficient FTP model that achieves optimal balance sheet structure in the COVID era, as well as offer a glimpse into future developments surrounding liquidity risk to be able to anticipate demands and improve funding plans. Attend the conference in London on 2-3 September, 2021 or join virtually, and enjoy two days of practical case studies, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Attending This Premier marcus evans Conference Will Enable You to:

  • Evaluate the cost of funding in relation to excess liquidity driven by customer deposits and regulatory support.
  • Steer liquidity and capital to manage the excess liquidity and prepare for potential absorption of this excess.
  • Achieve balance sheet optimisation to navigate through constraints and stress prompted by the COVID era.
  • Evolve FTP strategy alongside market developments such as customer behaviour and sustainability metrics.

Practical Insights and Case Studies from Industry Experts, some of which include:

  • Maros Hrnciar, Head of Financial Analysis and Budgeting, Raiffeisenbank
  • Dr. Thomas Ribarits, Director, Financial Risk Management, European Investment Bank
  • Anton Fuchs, Senior Risk Control, Landesbank Berlin AG
  • Heikki Koskinen, Head of ALM Analytics, Group Treasury, Luminor
  • Gerwin Scharmann, Head of Treasury, Santander Consumer Bank AG
  • Fitzarnaz Drummond, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Davide Vella, Head of Balance Sheet Management, Mediobanca

For more information please contact: Ms Ria Kiayia, Digital Media and PR Marketing Executive at riak@marcusevanscy.com or visit: https://bit.ly/3hz5jp3

I wish you a great event!

Kendra Keydeniers

Director, Community & Partners at treasuryXL

Vacancy | Senior HQ Cash Manager

16-07-2021 | Treasurer Search | treasuryXL

Our Partner Treasurer Search is looking for a Senior HQ Cash Manager for a company listed with a dominant market position. The ideal candidate for this position has a relevant track record in corporate treasury. Especially important is the personality of the candidate. She is secure, driven, reliable and very well organised. She loves to run a tight ship. She is driven by complexity, high quality and stability. Moving up in hierarchy is not what she is (currently) aiming at. Of course she is IT savvy, being able to speak Dutch would be an asset.

Tasks Senior HQ Cash Manager

Corporate treasury is at a pivotal point between the board and operating companies. Operating companies act autonomously. They are allowed to decide about and act in treasury under strict guidelines and supervision from HQ. The HQ Cash Manager is responsible for communicating with operating companies about business treasury, FX, internal funding, working capital and liquidity. She manages the HQ banking infrastructure and the connection with the ERP and other systems. Analyzing and informing the board on a regular basis on liquidity and working capital is a substantial task, as is operationally managing the in- and external loan portfolio. The only operational payments she works on are HQ and high volume.

 

Our Client

The story of our client is one about success. The company is listed, has a dominant market position and is able to successfully buy and integrate new companies. Every year again, on almost all continents. Internally the atmosphere is friendly and informal but HQ staff is able to communicate in a formal way. The board has been able to balance stimulating the entrepreneurial spirit with being in full control, supported by highly qualified and loyal staff. The treasury team keeps a close eye on treasury (technology) developments is willing to invest but so far they chose their own, non-standardized, path.


Remuneration and Process

The salary indication for this position is €65K with a bandwith. We invite talented juniors or seniors who bring extra, to apply. Our client values quality and stability over a specific number of years of experience. This is a position for four or five days a week. It is expected that after covid-19, working from home can be done one day a week.

The Treasurer Test might be part of the recruitment process.

 

Location

Rotterdam Area

Contact person

Kim Vercoulen
T: +31 850 866 798
M: +31 6 2467 9339


APPLY HERE

 

 

International Treasury Management and Corporate Finance

| 15-7-2021 | François de Witte | treasuryXL |

We would like to highlight the following event, of which our Expert François de Witte is a part. Register below to learn more about International Treasury Management and Corporate Finance.

Registration

In order to be accepted to this certified path it will be asked to complete this application form .

This course will start in October 2021. It includes 9 training modules and 5 intermediary exams. It is necessary to complete this form before your official registration. Registration will be closed on 1st September 2021 .

If you do not wish to be certified but are interested in the topics, almost every course can be purchased independently by clicking on the title in the content below. This certified path is a blended training which contains both physical and virtual classroom, e-mentoring, teamwork, etc.

Description

The treasurer is the custodian of the company’s daily liquidity. He manages, anticipates and secures cash flows by ensuring that financial needs are covered. This cursus will give the ability to assist directly and practically the treasurer of large corporates or to take over the treasury responsibilities in a SME. The various modules will allow acquiring an in-depth knowledge of the various areas of the “Corporate Treasure” profession.

Objectives

At the end of this programme, the participant will able to:

  • assist directly and practically the treasurer of large corporates
  • take over treasury responsibilities in a SME.

The various modules will allow to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the various areas of the “Corporate Treasurer” profession.

Programme

Module 0: Introduction to Treasury Management
Speaker: Benjamin Defays / Treasury Manager

  • Corporate Treasurer’s responsibilities
  • Cash management (bank account opening, closing, KYC, Cash pooling, Payments and bank connectivity)
  • Liquidity management (importance of working capital management,
  • Risk management (foreign exchange, fraud, credit risk)
  • Trade finance (general context, intro to bank guarantees and letters of credit)

Module 1: Financial Maths in Excel (Focus on treasury & corporate finance)
Speaker: Hugues Pirotte / Professor of Finance at Solvay Brussels School

  • Focus on treasury & corporate finance
  • Time Value of Money
  • Vocabulary
  • Compounding intervals
  • Discount and annuity factors

Module 2: Payments, Cash Management and Banking Relations
Speaker François De Witte / Consultant

  • Payments (Process, Tools)
  • Liquidity Management
  • Cash-Flow Forecasting
  • In-House Banking
  • Banking Relationship

Module 3: Trade Finance in context of uncertainty
Speaker: Benjamin Defays / Treasury Manager

  • General contact, cultural aspects
  • Why trade finance in treasury
  • Bank Guarantees, Burgschafts, Surety Bonds, Letters of Credit, Cash against Documents
  • Alterative security instruments
  • Disruptive technologies

Module 4: Introduction to Counterparty Credit Risk Management and Cash Collection
Speaker: Benjamin Defays / Treasury Manager

  • Concepts & Practices/Types of Credit Risks
  • Understanding Financial Statements and Ratios
  • Credit Scoring/Ratings – S&P, Bloomberg models
  • Collecting overdue receivables – setting priorities
  • Strategies dealing with overdue invoices
  • Debt collection services development

Module 5: Practical Aspects of International Finance Regulation

Speaker: Lievin Tshikali  

  • KYC, GDPR, EMIR, Bale III
  • International sanctions and their impact on transactions & overall business activities
  • Anticorruption (FCPA, UK Bribery Act)
  • EU competition law compliance
  • INCOTERMS
  • Drafting a contract (main considerations)

Module 6: Risk Management applied to treasury
Speaker: François Masquelier / Group Treasurer

  • FX, Interests
  • Counterparties
  • Others (Reputation, etc…)
  • Objectives of Hedge Accounting
  • Required documentation and formalisation of Hedge Accounting relationships
  • Different types of hedges (Fair Value, Cash Flow, Net Investment)
  • Booking adjustments of different hedge types
  • Typical examples of different hedge types

Module 7: Technologies applied to treasury
Speaker: François Masquelier/ Group Treasurer

  • New Technologies
  • Blockchain, Crypto-currencies, Smart Contracts
  • Treasury Console (Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters)
  • TMS, Financial Technology

Module 8: Cyberfraud: what you need to know to manage this ever increasing risk

Speaker: Thierry Hamon Cash management & security expert 

  • Getting an overview of the different cyberattacks techniques currently used
  • Understand the possible consequences of cyberfraud and what needs to be protected
  • Learn 50 ways to protect

Some homework might be proposed for some modules, there will be continuous control in the form of intermediary exams (under the form of QCM) and a final exam will be sanctioned by an attestation delivered by ATEL (The Luxembourg Association of Corporate Treasurers).

There might also be one or two “extra-activity”, such as a visit in a bank trading room or/and a special guest speaker addressing the cursus participants on a specific subject (still to be defined, optional events).

Target Audience

Anyone willing to acquire an in-depth knowledge in corporate treasury and wishing to exercise this knowledge in practice.

Prerequisites

  • Basic background in finance or accounting
  • For the Advanced Excel workshop, a preliminary (good) knowledge in Excel is required.

Course Material

The course material can be downloaded free of charge via your portal the day before the start of the course (download the Client Portal User’s Guide here).

Certificate

At the end of the programme, the participants will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” delivered by the House of Training, and an attestation of “Exam Success Pass” delivered by ATEL.  In order to get certified, an 80% rate of attendance and a 60% average score on the examinations are required. The participants will also receive a one-year free membership to ATEL (www.atel.lu) giving a number of advantages.

 

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How to pay your overseas suppliers quickly, easily and securely

15-07-2021 | treasuryXL | XE |

Having a reliable, easy-to-use payment method can make a world of difference to your company’s bottom line and to the efficiency of your processes.

When you purchase goods from overseas suppliers or pay international invoices—especially if you do so on a regular basis—having a reliable, easy-to-use payment method can make a world of difference to your company’s bottom line and to the efficiency of your processes.

If you do a quick Google search, you’ll see that there are countless options for you to make your international payments. Your bank branch may have their own money transfer services, and there are also online providers that specialize solely in overseas money transfers. But which option is the best for your business’s payments?

International money transfer is the answer 

When making an international payment, the payment itself is just one part of the cost. By that we mean that you’ll also need to consider the exchange rate for your money transfer as well as the fees you’ll be charged for the service of converting your currency and moving it to another country.

These costs will not be the same across all providers. If you shop around, you’ll find that each provider sets their own rates, and many will add their own margin atop the current mid-market rate. Additionally, many providers may add numerous fees to your transactions (and may not always disclose them to you before you confirm your payment).

While your bank branch may do a fantastic job of holding and managing your funds, they may not be the best option for transferring it. Rather than utilising your bank and their unfavourable rates and numerous fees, you may instead wish to turn to international money transfer providers that can offer you specialised service at a fair, transparent price.

How to find the right international payments provider 

As we’ve discussed previously, you’ll want to begin your search for a provider by assessing your business operations and payment needs. This will tell you what you need from an international payments provider. You may want to consider things such as:

  • Your business’s FX requirements 

  • How knowledgeable and confident you are about foreign exchange

  • How frequently you make payments

  • Where you make payments (and in which currencies)

  • The types of payments and capabilities you’re looking for

  • How much assistance you’d want from your provider

We also previously detailed what you’d want to look out for in your search for a trustworthy provider. You’ll want to do your due diligence for things such as:

  • A provider’s size

  • How long they’ve been in business

  • How many businesses they work with

  • What their online security measures are

  • If they are registered and authorised with the relevant bodies

  • The quality of their payment processing

Pay your overseas suppliers with Xe 

At Xe, we provide money transfer and risk management solutions for businesses of all sizes, across all industries. Whether you’re a sole trader or a large multinational corporation, our experts will work with you to tailor your payment solutions to your operation and provide you with an FX strategy to best suit your needs. As an authority in the currency world for nearly 30 years, we understand foreign exchange and have the experience and expertise to help you with your FX, so you can focus on your business.

Xe offers numerous money transfer products to suit different payment needs, such as:

  • Spot transfers for quick, simple transactions

  • Forward contracts so you can schedule future payments at secured rates

  • Market orders to target the ideal exchange rate for a future transfer

  • Rate alerts, so you’ll always know as soon as the market has moved in your favour.

Get in touch with XE.com

About XE.com

XE can help safeguard your profit margins and improve cashflow through quantifying the FX risk you face and implementing unique strategies to mitigate it. XE Business Solutions provides a comprehensive range of currency services and products to help businesses access competitive rates with greater control.

Deciding when to make an international payment and at what rate can be critical. XE Business Solutions work with businesses to protect bottom-line from exchange rate fluctuations, while the currency experts and risk management specialists act as eyes and ears in the market to protect your profits from the world’s volatile currency markets.

Your company money is safe with XE, their NASDAQ listed parent company, Euronet Worldwide Inc., has a multi billion-dollar market capitalization, and an investment grade credit rating. With offices in the UK, Canada, Europe, APAC and North America they have a truly global coverage.

Are you curious to know more about XE?
Maurits Houthoff, senior business development manager at XE.com, is always in for a cup of coffee, mail or call to provide you detailed information.

 

 

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E-Book: ERP Migration | How to Simplify and Accelerate Bank Integration

14-07-2021 | treasuryXL | Kyriba |

ERP cloud migration is a costly and time-consuming undertaking, particularly where IT is concerned – and for many corporations, the bank integration exercise can be among the most daunting aspects of the project.

The good news is that companies can simplify and accelerate the bank integration component of ERP migration, and reduce payment connectivity and format costs by up to 80%.

In this latest ebook, you will learn about the IT challenges involved in the bank integration element of ERP cloud migration, including:

  • Following banks’ schedules
  • Navigating geographical variations
  • SWIFT certification
  • Resourcing challenges

You’ll also find out how you can reduce the need for IT resources while minimizing costs, reducing complexity and accelerating the bank integration project.

Fill out this form to get your copy of the comprehensive eBook.

 

 

Conference “Future of Payments” 9 September, 2021 | Amsterdam | 20% discount via treasuryXL

13-07-2021 | treasuryXL | Kendra Keydeniers | Euroforum

Euroform will host the 21st edition of the Conference “Toekomst Betalingsverkeer” on Thursday September 9, 2021 at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.

“Toekomst Betalingsverkeer” is a major event in the Payment Business with round table sessions, keynotes and more.

(Event is in Dutch)

 

It’s time for big steps!

The annual Conference on the Future of Payments has been the meeting place for all Payment Professionals in the Netherlands for 20 years. With upcoming edition:

  • The Fintech evolution of banking
  • Platform strategies & developments big tech
  • Customer experience strategies
  • Open banking
  • Instant payments
  • and more!

What can you expect?

  • 300 Payment experts of strategic level present to expand your network.
  • More than 10 C-Level speeches share their vision on: Digital Transformation of Banks, Successful collaboration with Fintechs, the NextGen Customer, New business models by PSD2, Impact of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.
  • 20 Round Table Sessions on EID, PSD2 Update, Instant Payments, Cyber Security, Crypto Currencies, Data Driven Business Models.
  • Presented by the payment experts in the Netherlands from Payment institutions, the newcomers, banks, PSPs, front-running consultancy’s.
  • Interactive work forms such as this year’s “Battle of the Finance” and ample opportunity to network.

Program and Speakers

This year there are a total of 23 speakers with a diversity of expertise. You can see an overview of all the speakers of 2021 here.

To take a deeper dive into the full program you can view and download the agenda here.

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A recap to previous years…..

Pieter de Kiewit

 

Pieter de Kiewit, Owner of Treasurer Search, was an attendee of the event in the past.

We asked him a couple of questions about the event:

 


1. Why did you attend the event ‘Toekomst Betalingsverkeer’?

In my perception the developments in payments are diverse and frequent. Technology is making giant leaps. Consumer acceptance is slowly following. And the supplier landscape is shifting from traditional banks, to Fintech to dominant players like Apple, Google and Amazon. I hoped to gain further insight in what can and will actually happen.

2. What was your overall impression of the event?

Well organized, nice venue and professional. A nice mixture of keynote speakers, smaller presentations and roundtable meetings.

3. Did the event meet your expectations? And why?

Yes and no. I learned quite a lot and gained new insights. With my focus on corporate treasury I was surprised about the limited audience. All people I met were competitors in one way or the other representing banks, fintechs, tech solutions or payment service providers. There was some talk about consumer payments. I totally missed interest and understanding in the main client group of most people present: organizations actually doing and receiving payments. No Unilever, Belastingdienst, telco provider, e-commerce company or similar organization.

4. What is the best thing that you can remember of the event?

A keynote speaker informing us about technology in China. He told about a world I do not know about, where payments and doing business in general is very different and in many aspects ahead of us.

5. Will you attend this year again? If yes, what do you hope to learn and see?

If my schedule allows, yes. I would like to see a program similar like last year with further input for and from business to business clients of suppliers already present.

 

 

In 2019 one of the treasuryXL ambassadors, Francois De Witte, chaired two round table sessions with the main topic: “The View of the Treasurer on Payment Transactions”.

He wrote a recap of the event and the round table sessions, check his recap here.

 

 

 

I wish you a great event!

Kendra Keydeniers

Director, Community & Partners at treasuryXL