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Repeal of Regulation Q Puts $21 Billion…

Following passage of the Dodd-Frank reform, Treasury Strategies surveyed 12 of the 24 largest U.S. banks about their strategies to address the repeal of Regulation Q, which makes it possible for banks to pay interest on demand deposits. Banks are concerned about profitability and competitive response in the wake of this repeal, according to Treasury… Read more »

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Interest on Business Checking Moves Closer…

A provision was approved by the U.S. House and Senate financial reform conferees yesterday, which allows banks to pay interest on business demand deposit accounts for the first time since the Great Depression. Treasury Strategies RegQ_2010.pdf

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Reform Bill Throws Commercial Banking…

The sweeping financial reform bill passed yesterday by the U.S. Senate threatens to fundamentally change the economics of the commercial banking business and unravel a complex, interconnected system developed over 80 years since the Great Depression, according to Treasury Strategies, Inc. Treasury Strategies TSI_RegulatoryChaos.pdf

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Corporations Pouring Money into Banks…

A desire for safety and liquidity led corporations to direct nearly $1.3 trillion into bank deposit and sweep vehicles in 2010, an 8.9% increase over last year, according to the 20th annual U.S. Deposit & Sweep Survey conducted by Treasury Strategies, Inc. Treasury Strategies Deposit&Sweep2010.pdf

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SunGard Study Reveals Material FX Losses or Gains Reported in Past Twelve Months

“Increased emphasis on data integrity and analytics is driving companies to explore new solutions in FX exposure management,” said Elizabeth St-Onge, managing director of Treasury Strategies, a management consulting firm specializing in treasury, payments and liquidity. “These solutions are helping corporate treasuries access reliable, timely data for a better understanding of their current FX positions… Read more »

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Bank Relationships at Risk During Economic Recovery

The link between credit and treasury services business, though not new, intensified throughout 2009, according to a new report: “Corporate Treasury Buying Behavior – Treasury and Transaction Services” published by IDC Financial Insights and Treasury Strategies. On average, firms placed 72% of their treasury services wallet solely with credit providers, the highest ratio ever measured… Read more »

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Treasury & Cash Management – Liquidity Management

“In most cases when banks failed, the government stepped in pretty rapidly to ensure significant losses weren’t incurred for firms with processing arrangements, but you do face disruption of service,” says Mike Gallanis, a partner at consultant Treasury Strategies. Treasury & Cash Management – Liquidity Management, Denise Bedell, Global Finance Magazine, April 1, 2010. Denise… Read more »

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Treasury: Building for Rapid Growth

After last year, when many treasury staff worked mostly on managing through a crisis, 2010 is forecast to be a year when treasury professionals can turn their attention towards building for rapid growth amid a global recovery. Richard Hartung / GTNews TSI_BuildingForRapidGrowth.pdf