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Companies Build Up Cash Holdings — Again
A conservative approach to deploying cash continued in the second quarter, extending a trend of many years' duration.
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.
Using Tax Savings to Pare Supply Costs?
Buyer-supplier intermediary C2FO hopes for a business windfall from the GOP tax bill.
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.
Corporate Cash Earning Almost Nothing
Higher operating cash flows are leading to more excess cash, but companies are still reluctant to venture outside of low-yielding investments.
Finance Professionals Get Smaller Salary Increases
Finance professionals' base salaries rose 3.6%, with assistant controllers and FP&A analysts averaging the largest year-over-year pay gains.
Currency Exchange Risks Worry Treasurers
Currency exchange volatility is a top fear among corporate finance professionals, according to the 2016 AFP risk study.
Electronic Payments 10 Times Cheaper Than Checks
A new survey appears to support the cost-saving case for businesses to shift from check to ACH and other forms of electronic payment.
Willingness to Spend Cash ‘Tempered’
Finance executives want to deploy cash, but they are becoming less inclined to lower their cash cushions.
Finance Execs See Chip Cards as Anti-Fraud Boon
Vast majority say the soon-forthcoming cards will reduce point-of-sale fraud.