Faster payments are (almost) here. Or at least they will be by October, so we’ll have a lot to talk about at AFP 2017.
If anything could possibly be more disturbing than a ransomware attack dubbed the biggest in history, it would have to be that the attack might not be over.
Are you a CTP, CCM or FP&A holder who needs to brush up on your profession a bit? Want to earn some recertification credits while you’re doing it? Then look no further than AFP’s CE Quiz page.
Multiple treasury professionals once again expressed their dissatisfaction with armored carrier services. One treasurer even referred to the process of dealing with these carriers as “a horror story.”
Here were the five major themes discussed by attendees at the Chicago FP&A Roundtable.
Although NACHA’s launch of Same Day ACH has been quite successful, it has not been a smash hit with treasurers of large corporations. At the latest meeting of AFP’s Treasury Advisory Group, the reasons became a bit clearer.
How you start communicating and/or how you respond determines how effective communication can be. Here are some tips that can be especially useful to practitioners who are just beginning to get their feet wet in the treasury world.
The Fed's Secure Payments Task Force has documented a set of payment use cases that map out the lifecycle of a payment and is seeking feedback.
At the latest meeting of AFP’s Treasury Advisory Group, attendees discussed using blockchain to streamline the bank fee analysis process, a major point of frustration for treasury professionals.
Financial professionals received a 3.5 percent pay raise in 2016, down just a tick from the year before, according to the 2017 AFP Compensation Survey.
New legislation has been introduced that would allow for the net asset value (NAV) for prime and municipal money market funds to stabilize.
The House Financial Services Committee has approved the Financial CHOICE Act. The bill would repeal the Durbin Amendment if ultimately passed.
To capture the full value of a company, FP&A needs to keep an eye on all the metrics.
With anti-EU populist sentiment gaining momentum, the future of the European Union and its economic policies are less certain.
Here are five key ways your finance team can become strategic business partners.
While blockchain and faster payments gurus are quick to sing the praises of these technologies, sometimes it takes someone outside of that spectrum to provide you with a dose of reality.
Given the populist movements across the globe, in particular the Brexit vote in the UK, the Trump victory in the United States and the looming elections in France, conducting business around the world is becoming much more complex.
Although ACH transactions continue to increase, some corporate treasury professionals have expressed apprehension about adopting NACHA’s Same Day ACH service.
How does AFP create content that will bring the value to your needs? That’s where the AFP Conference Planning Task Force comes in.
Why blockchain will change everything for finance.
Distributed ledger technology may have started off as the basis for bitcoin, but it already promises to be much more than a cryptocurrency.
Corporate treasurers are interested in using Real Time Payments (RTP), but there are questions about how much of an investment they’d want to make in it.
The Clearing House pulled back the curtain on its Real Time Payments initiative, providing Faster Payments 2017 attendees with an in-depth look at the system.
Corporate usage of ACH continues to grow, and will likely increase when NACHA expands its Same Day ACH service in September to include debits.
Liquidity management has become critical for financial professionals, and the Global Treasury & Finance session track at AFP 2017 reflects that.
Finance executives are less optimistic about the economy entering the second quarter of 2017, according to the AFP April 2017 Corporate Cash Indicators®.
So how does AFP create content that will bring the value to your needs? That’s where the Conference Planning Task Force comes in—a group of your AFP peers whose purpose is to select, through a rigorous and collegial process, the themes and speakers who will appear at upcoming AFP 2017.
Craig Martin, director of executive programs and treasury practice lead for AFP, discusses rising interest rates and why treasury departments need to revisit their hedging strategies.
The sheer effort of collecting, maintaining and securely storing supplier information has been a huge barrier to automating B2B payments, but it’s finally happening. Here’s what’s new.
A new AFP Treasury in Practice Guide, underwritten by Chatham Financial, looks at how corporate treasury teams can implement an interest rate hedging program.
Regulators know that blockchain can transform finance, but they don't see it doing so any time soon. As a result, they are putting off regulating it until later.
President Trump said this week that his administration is currently “streamlining” Dodd-Frank regulations and may replace many of them entirely.
What should FP&A do differently when working in a business category that is in structural decline?
Many treasury and finance professionals have questions about FBAR filing, especially since the FBAR filing date has been moved up from June 30 to Tax Day.
Every year, check fraud tops the list of fraud methods criminals use. But the 2017 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey indicates that treasury departments are actually doing less to protect themselves against it.
Much of the talk at the inaugural meeting of the New York FP&A Board focused on how FP&A is becoming more strategic and influential.
Magnus Carlsson, AFP's manager of treasury and payments, discusses the results of the 2017 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan.
The Federal Reserve’s Business Payments Coalition recently released the third version of its Small Business Payments Toolkit. Available as a free download, it encourages the adoption of electronic B2B payments by small businesses.
Nearly three quarters of financial professionals said their companies were victims of payments fraud last year, according to the 2017 AFP Payments Fraud Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan.
The AFP Executive Forum, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will focus on expanding horizons by building a more strategic treasury function.