Cash Pooling is a cash management strategy that allows companies with credit and debit positions at several financial institutions to combine them into a centralised account.
Advantages of Cash Pooling
- It allows companies to reduce interest payments as they can use surpluses in one account to reduce a debit balance in another, while credit balances will yield higher interest when they are all concentrated in one account.
- It improves liquidity as it avoids the need to transfer cash between accounts and makes it easier to arrange loans within the company, without having to resort to third parties.
- It improves cash management by allowing for centralised control of the company’s cash position and making it easier to monitor the cash flow statements of all subsidiaries, to track transfers from each subsidiary to the cash pool and to calculate the daily interest applied to these balances.