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Are We Overstating the Advantages of SEPA?

Many articles that have appeared in gtnews have stressed the benefits that will result for corporates and treasuries from the single euro payment area (SEPA). However, Arn Knol of Zanders suggests that the advantages may prove to be rather more unevenly distributed.

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Restrictive Economies: Insurmountable Challenge or Small Obstacle?

There is a clear trend of corporate treasuries undertaking major treasury transformation projects with a focus on increasing efficiency, enhancing visibility and reducing costs. The issue is examined by Mark van Ommen, associate directors for Zanders, in the first of his blogs for gtnews.

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Is SEPA the perfect opportunity for implementing a payment factory?

Payment factories and SEPA are two of the most-discussed topics within corporate treasury in recent years. On gtnews alone there are over 230 articles on payment factories and over 500 articles on the single euro payments area (SEPA). In this article, the two topics are dealt with together. Firstly, we look at payment factories in general and then we determine whether SEPA can be used as a catalyst for reviewing and changing a corporate’s payment process, which might result in the implementation of a payment factory.

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New terms for a marriage of convenience

Impact of Basel III on corporate banking relationship

While Basel III may restore the health of the financial markets and the banking industry in the long run, it will also have an impact on the real economy and business in the mean time. The economic impact of Basel III is often mentioned, but seldom analyzed in detail. This article assesses the potential impact of Basel III on companies and outlines some options that corporate treasurers and bankers can explore in order to minimize the effects.

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Helping Hand

Frank Hand - APG Asset Management

Frank Hand has been working in the financial world for more than 20 years. This risk specialist has been working for APG on behalf of Zanders Interim Services since October 2009 and has already worked on three fascinating risk-related projects.

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