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The KYC burden on corporates

A centralized approach to manage KYC

It is mandatory for financial institutions to investigate whether cash is being used for money laundering, financing terrorists and criminal activity. Criminals exploit any situation to pursue their damaging activities and the recent increase of cybercrime shows that the COVID-19 situation is no exception. The purpose of KYC (Know Your Customer) is to protect the global financial system from being used for fraudulent activities. Banks play a key role in identifying suspicious transactions. To determine whether a transaction is suspicious, banks need to know their clients and their possible changed activities. The flip side, however, is that the KYC burden on corporates has already increased since the previous (financial) crisis. Will the KYC burden further increase or are there ways to release the burden?

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Monetary policy during these challenging Covid-19 crisis times

High levels of leverage make companies more vulnerable

The Covid-19 outbreak has put an enormous pressure on central banks to come up with a plan to save the global economy. While their focus is mainly on the same tools used in 2008, there are calls to revisit traditional monetary policies in light of the changed economic environment.

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Downgrades during the corona crisis

Corona Crisis Impact

In March, the corona crisis unfolded in the Western world. Several governments have chosen to implement a so-called “lockdown” to slow down or prevent spread of the coronavirus. However, these lockdowns have caused huge problems for a significant number of companies. What do the resulting credit rating downgrades in different sectors show?

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Financial measures in the Netherlands to combat coronavirus impact for corporates

Developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) are quickly following each other at the moment. Therefore, it can be hard to keep track of all the supporting measures governments and European central bodies are taking to support companies and the economy. This article aims to give a clear overview of those measures and to give corporates some hands-on advice on possible actions that can be undertaken.

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Payment Hubs & Bank Connectivity Seminar

On 24 September, Zanders hosted the Payment Hubs & Bank Connectivity Seminar in collaboration with the Dutch Association of Corporate Treasurers (DACT) and Enigma Consulting. The event offered corporate treasurers the unique opportunity to be updated on developments in bank connectivity and compare nine payment solution vendors: Cobase, Exalog, FIS, Omikron, OpusCapita, Pelican, PowertoPay, Serrala and TIS. Product demonstrations were supported by client co-speakers sharing practical insights and key learnings. The program was complemented with interesting sessions on trends and best practices in the area of corporate payments and bank connectivity. The large number of participants showed that payments and bank connectivity are high on the agenda of corporate treasurers.

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