Treasury Management Systems Insights


Three ways technology can reduce cost per trade

3rd August 2020

Company: GBST
Capital markets firms are under pressure to increase efficiency and reduce operational costs, particularly as the world deals with the pandemic. A key metric of efficiency in our industry is cost per trade – but how much are firms actively controlling it? A recent industry survey showed that 81 percent of brokers and banks think it is... read more

Liquidity key to future-proofing businesses

28th July 2020

2020’s economic downturn has established the importance of planning around cash visibility and liquidity, according to fintech software company Serrala. “While cash is king, information is queen,” Bart Parren, senior vice president for solution transformation at Serrala, said via email. “In many cases, working capital... read more

How do FIs migrate to ISO 20022, hit deadlines and create opportunities?

27th July 2020

Company: Bottomline
In 2004 it was decided that the previous format of SWIFT’s message type (MT) wasn’t going to be ‘fit for purpose’ for the evolving demands of ambitious payments innovation, and so a new standard was needed. When MT was first created, payment messages didn’t have to carry a large amount of high-quality, expensive data.... read more

How is treasury transforming during the pandemic?

23rd July 2020

Company: Profile Software
Amid the pandemic, the expanding role of the treasury function and the accelerated pace of innovation and technology, treasury officers are facing a new reality. This new landscape is urging them to reassess their risks and enhance their visibility getting prepared for multiple scenarios ensuring business continuity. It is therefore obvious that in... read more

Criminals of cyberspace: live by the sword, die by the sword

17th July 2020

Company: Comarch Finance
Confinement measures have led businesses and individuals to turn to online systems – and developed a whole new green field for criminal activities. As banks had to re-think and re-organise a great part of their processes with fewer human resources, monitoring suspicious transactions now tends to come as a second priority. This challenge... read more

Alternative finance feels pressure of uncertainty

14th July 2020

Driven by new technologies, the alternative finance sector has evolved rapidly in recent years. It includes some of the most disruptive organisations the finance sector has seen, and has not always avoided controversy. In particular, peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding have become common terms, giving both individuals and SMEs more choice in... read more

Business analytics joins forces with reconciliation solutions for efficient decision making

13th July 2020

Company: ReconArt, Inc.
The rush for data insights follows the Olympic motto – swifter, higher, stronger. Admittedly, information is the most valuable commodity in times of fast and dynamic changes so it is being gathered meticulously, bought and sold, stored and exchanged, processed and consumed. In the corporate world this perception has nurtured the big data... read more

‘You don’t need to be in an office to be productive’

13th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
Working from home is likely to become part of the new normal as the coronavirus crisis has taught business leaders that work doesn’t need to be conducted in an office setting, according to Yemi Jackson, CEO and founder of Engage Transform Consultancy. According to an article published in Forbes by Workpuls, the pandemic has accelerated the... read more

NAVigating reporting in turbulent times

9th July 2020

NAV reporting has long been an important part of any daily, weekly or monthly function. However, the volatility of markets during the past few months has seen firms struggling to keep up with the demands of creating timely and accurate NAV calculations. With the level of uncertainty the world is grappling with, the volatility we saw back in March... read more

FCA targets climate risk

8th July 2020

An initiative of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF) comprises senior representatives from across the financial sector whose combined expertise has been brought to bear on addressing the most urgent existential risk of our time: climate change. In June the... read more