Corporate Cash Holdings Metric Offers Mixed Signals
About one-third of companies saw their cash balances fall in the first quarter, but did that indicate investment or poor financial performance?
CFOs Are Relying on Banks to Keep Short-Term Cash Safe
Many increased their short-term investments in products offered by banks compared with 12 months ago, according to the AFP.
Companies’ Stated Cash Intentions Merit Skepticism
Treasury and finance professionals say they'll deploy more of their cash this quarter — but they've said that before, and often.
Why Is Blockchain Suddenly So Hot?
All at once, it seems, corporate treasury departments are embracing the distributed-ledger technology to manage FX more efficiently, among other reasons.
Companies May Spend a Bit More This Quarter
But overall they remain conservative about using their cash reserves, an Association for Financial Professionals survey shows.
Disappointed with FP&A? Ramp Up Tech Spending
Investing in today's analytics tools will easily pay for itself in staff time saved and better-quality analysis, AFP study finds.
Treasurers Hoarded Cash in Fourth Quarter, Index Finds
But more of them plan to dish out dollars this quarter, according to AFP's Corporate Cash Indicators.
Hoarders Once Again
Many companies are back to the habit of holding on tightly to their cash reserves. Is a softening in business confidence to blame?
Bonuses ‘Bountiful’ for Treasurers and Others Last Year
Seventy-two percent of organizations awarded bonuses to their treasury and finance employees in 2014, at an average 18% of base salary, according to AFP.
Finance Execs See Chip Cards as Anti-Fraud Boon
Vast majority say the soon-forthcoming cards will reduce point-of-sale fraud.
After accumulating cash in the fourth quarter of 2014, finance execs forecast greater spending this quarter, according to AFP.