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Electronic and Real-Time Payments in Practice

Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

A confluence of factors is pushing payments to real-time in the United States. As a result, treasury professionals must begin to consider the internal impact that this paradigm shift could have on their organizations, and the first steps that they need to take if they choose to embrace it. The new Payments Guide focuses on the impact of real-time payments and settlement, while noting other forms of faster payments when relevant. It explores key issues that companies should consider before implementing real-time, and provides insight into the initial steps to begin implementation.



Practical Approaches to Strengthening Cybersecurity

Data, cyber and identity controls are top priorities for corporate treasury and finance professionals. What do practitioners need to consider when working with their team, their banks and their technology partners when attempting to protect themselves?

At AFP 2019, Stacy Rosenthal, senior vice president and head of payments product for Santander and Bob Stark, vice president of strategy for Kyriba, joined the AFP Conversations podcast to discuss practical approaches to strengthening cybersecurity, focusing on three fronts: people, processes and tools. The following is an excerpt of that interview.  Read more...


The Hackett Group's New Report: A Strategic Approach to Managing Liquidity

 Surging market volatility and a looming recession have put CFOs in a state of alert. 

The traditional approach to alleviating margin pressure has been cost-cutting, and yet digital transformation and new business models require today's enterprises to accelerate growth amidst intense competition. Thankfully, treasury can play a virtual role in the modern enterprise and address both issues, according to a new report from The Hackett Group, a global research and advisory firm.

Download the Hackett report, “A Strategic Approach to Managing Corporate Liquidity,” to learn how your organization can pursue an aggressive growth agenda in volatile markets while still protecting against risk.


The Kyriba sponsored white paper is here.



AFP 2019 Pinnacle Award: Baird, Expedia Group & Hyundai Capital America


Baird, Expedia Group and Hyundai Capital America are finalists for the AFP 2019 Pinnacle Award. Sponsored by MUFG, the Pinnacle Award was established in 1997 to recognize excellence in treasury and finance.

Finalists were selected by a jury of treasury and finance professional peers. Decisions were based on innovative solutions that progress the efficiency and effectiveness of their organization’s treasury and financial operations.



AFP Corporate Cash Indicators

According to the CCI survey U.S. businesses continued to build their cash and short-term investment holdings during the third quarter of this year. The quarter-over-quarter index reading increased by 4 points, signaling that more organizations will continue to build their cash holdings. But what does the future look like for organizations' cash reserves?

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