Following rampant inflation, the cost of borrowing in Europe has increased significantly, by up to 300 basis points for European Investment Grade (IG) corporates this year, largely mimicking moves in the US.
Much has been written about COVID-19, its related shutdowns, financial impact and high levels of disruption caused. Although the direct effects of the virus have probably come to a halt, corporates are still facing its (in)direct consequences to this day.
As gate keeper of corporate’ cash balances, the core treasury responsibility has always been, and will always be, to ensure the company has sufficient funds to pay all company’s obligations at the appropriate time and in the appropriate currency. Nothing new here.
Zanders has decided to participate in the ISO 20022 Payments Standards Evaluation Group (SEG). This is a milestone event as Zanders continues on its growth strategy to help corporates become better, smarter and more efficient in the way they work. To help explain the significance of this decision, we need to consider Zanders’ broader engagement in the global financial standards domain.