The cash management trend of pooling and centralizing excess cash has been a focus area for most treasury departments over the past decade. The are many benefits to this approach, including gaining a centralized visibility of cash, an improved utilization of funds and the optimization of bank account structures. With this centralization, the aim is to ensure the best utilization of the organization’s cash, typically either paying off credit lines or by making short- or medium-term investments at better rates.
Regulatory developments are changing the shape of the European financial landscape – so to what extent will this create a level playing field for banks and insurers in the Dutch residential mortgage market? This article discusses how consistent the credit risk capital requirements under Basel III and Solvency II are for residential mortgages.