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  • Best Domestic Cash Manager, United States of America
    Euromoney, Cash Management Survey, 2013
  • Best Bank Cash Management, North America
    Treasury Management International Awards for Innovation & Excellence, 2013
  • Best Bank Risk Management, North America
    Treasury Management International Awards for Innovation & Excellence, 2013
  • Best Trade Finance Bank in the United States, 2013
    Global Finance - Trade Finance Awards, December, 2012
  • Best Cash Management Bank, North America (5th consecutive year)


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Treasury & Risk

The Next Evolution of the U.S. Payments System

Ather Williams explores how the U.S. payments system is facing a defining moment in The Next Evolution of the U.S. Payments System.

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Treasury Today

Treasury Today Executive View with Ather Williams

Ather Williams, Managing Director and Head of Global Payments, speaks about the recent innovation in the payments space, the continued power of consumers' expectations in driving the shape of change, Bank of America Merrill Lynch initiatives around global payments as well as his positive view of the future.

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Canada and the U.S. Managing Cash Across the Border

Companies that operate in Canada, whether Canadian or from the U.S., are changing how they manage their treasury operations. With global banks responding to these changes by offering solutions to facilitate more efficient cash flows, companies may use this opportunity to rationalize domestic versus regional treasury operations.

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Elevating Fraud Prevention in Your Business. Is There a Silver Bullet?

Although overall fraud has declined with the growing shift from paper to electronic, organizations are still learning that the single end user can be the weakest link and first point of attack for fraudsters. The need for security models and tighter controls that create another layer of protection for your organization is the key to your success.

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Treasury Insights for Total Connectivity

Resilient and battle scarred, today's treasurers have much to be proud of. They have come through the financial crisis with stronger teams and greater influence than ever before. As companies shift their focus from survival to growth, what systems and strategies can be used to take advantage of the opportunities ahead? Treasury Insights for Total Connectivity provides insight you need to succeed.

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Banking Technology

New Solutions for Optimizing Cash in the Retail Industry

Managing cash in stores remains a major challenge for retailers. Cash is expensive to process and secure. In addition, trapped cash hinders working capital management: When cash sits in registers and in cash rooms, it is unavailable for investment, debt repayment or business expansion. Market leaders are meeting this challenge by developing new ways to manage store cash. This articles covers trends impacting the management of coin and currency in the retail industry and explore new technology solutions aimed at improving store efficiency and reducing costs.

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Making the Move from Paper to Electronic Payments

Companies have much to gain by making the move from paper to electronic payments, whether it's by using the ACH network, initiating wire payments or implementing a commercial card program. Whatever the channel, before embarking on an electronic migration project, companies should take the time to understand all of the potential benefits, set realistic goals, and identify the possible–but often avoidable–obstacles. Engaging a third party provider early in the process can help with the more challenging aspects of the exercise.

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Business Continuity Planning

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is the process used by companies to prepare for a wide range of disruptions before they happen, enabling the enterprise to resume normal operations as quickly as possible. This article, part of the TMI North America Supplement, explains the importance of BCP for treasury organizations and outlines the four stages involved in developing a new, or refreshing an existing, continuity plan.

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Integrating Acquisitions: the value-add

With the merger and acquisition (M&A) market showing a marked improvement in the early weeks of 2013, many companies are facing the challenges of combining the new companies. Beyond the basic requirements of aligning the new company's cash management and systems infrastructure, what else will be required and how can treasurers add value to the integration process?

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