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Managing working capital in times of disruption

Treasurers need to reassess liquidity and funding needs

The disruption to the global economy through the first quarter of 2020, caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, presents a unique challenge for finance and treasury teams. Unlike previous episodes of market stress or disruption, the impact of the coronavirus is heading into uncharted territory and may continue for some months, with implications for how organizations manage working capital and supply chains.

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Downgrades during the corona crisis

Corona Crisis Impact

In March, the corona crisis unfolded in the Western world. Several governments have chosen to implement a so-called “lockdown” to slow down or prevent spread of the coronavirus. However, these lockdowns have caused huge problems for a significant number of companies. What do the resulting credit rating downgrades in different sectors show?

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Financial measures in the Netherlands to combat coronavirus impact for corporates

Developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) are quickly following each other at the moment. Therefore, it can be hard to keep track of all the supporting measures governments and European central bodies are taking to support companies and the economy. This article aims to give a clear overview of those measures and to give corporates some hands-on advice on possible actions that can be undertaken.

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Corporate challenges

How to deal with payment fraud and cyber crime?

In the past few years, many companies have centralized their payment processes by setting up a payment factory. The main focus of these types of projects is often on change management and technical implementation. This means that operational risk and control issues, which arise when the execution of payments is transferred from several local entities to one central entity, do not always get the attention they deserve. Operational risks that can be identified relate to payment fraud (internal risk) and cyber crime (external risk). How should companies deal with these challenges? In this article, two experts provide their points of view.

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Using SEPA to review payment factory benefits

With the Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA) deadline just six months away, many companies are busy preparing to use SEPA-compliant payment standards. With the restructuring that this entails, is now a good time to consider the benefits of a payments factory?

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