Treasury Concepts

As a treasurer, managing cash is a primary responsibility, regardless of the size and industry of your company. On top of that, treasury works with the rest of the business to manage cashflow and efficiency and risks.

We have prepared a series of treasury concepts that may benefit your business. Whether you are looking to expand internationally, set up a treasury centre or shared service centre, or simply manage liquidity more effectively, these treasury management techniques will provide new perspectives on optimising cash management. 

Click on a concept to find out what it is about, why it is important and how you can employ it in your business. You can also go to Treasury Prism to simulate these treasury and cash management solutions in real-time.

Free Trade Zones in Asia

Free Trade Zones (FTZs) are a critical part of the commercial landscape in Asia. Each market has customs, financial regulations and restric... Read More

Cross-border Liquidity Management

Centralising cash is one of the key priorities for treasury when managing liquidity. Read More

Bank Account Rationalisation

Most large organisations have bank accounts with multiple banks, in many locations, and in various currencies. Read More

Payables Management

Paying for goods and services we receive is a fundamental economic requirement. Read More

Treasury Technology

In times of rapid technological development – and also in times of massive technology hype – treasury best practice dictates putting techno... Read More

Interest Optimisation

Maximise your interest yield from for your balances held with the bank. Read More

Receivables management

Receivables is a key component of working capital management, and there are a wide range of solutions to facilitate efficient management of... Read More

Notional Pooling

Cash balances in different accounts are notionally offset to derive the net balance, which is then used to calculate interest. Read More

Intercompany loans

Similar to bank loans, intercompany loans refer to lending between entities within the same group. Read More

Treasury Centres

A centralised treasury is one way to reduce the tax burden, centralise risk management, improve liquidity and enhance yield on cash. Read More

Sweeping/ Zero Balance Account (ZBA)

ZBA are checking accounts with zero balances where funds are physically swept to eliminate excess balances and maintain greater control ove... Read More

Payment Factory

A centralised management of payments for the organisation to drive greater visibility, control and efficiency in the execution process. Read More

Foreign Exchange Controls

Some markets may have restrictions on the use of local or foreign currency for trading and cross-border transactions. Read More

Foreign Exchange Risk Management

Foreign exchange risk is the most common form of market price risk managed by treasurers. Read More

Transitioning from paper to electronic and instant payments

Instant payments present opportunities for businesses to reduce risks and improve competitiveness. Read More

Risk Management

Risk management is a critical element for treasury as risks can result in positive or negative implications for the business. Read More

Multilateral Payment Netting

A streamlined settlement process between multiple parties where transactions are summed. Read More

Cash Management

Cash management is the process of collecting, making payments and managing cashflow and investments. Treasurers are responsible for achievi... Read More

In-house Banks (IHB)

In-house banks provide corporate treasurers with another method of centralising and consolidating their business. Read More

Treasury Tax Management

Tax is an important consideration in treasury and cash management optimisation. Read More