Payment crime has grown into a rampant threat for treasuries of all sizes. Perpetrators of payment crime have grown more sophisticated and capable than ever before. Accordingly, countless treasury teams across the globe are struggling to acquire and implement immediate payment protection capabilities.
The key to successful payment protection lies in understanding the points of vulnerability within your organization that are likely to be targeted for attack, and implementing a proactive defense against such attacks.
Every day, Clearsettle receives ~$2.7M in transactions daily into numerous bank accounts across the globe. The ability to track and manage these transactions accurately, make real-time payments back to the merchants while managing our own FX and internal liquidity, was becoming more challenging every day. We did not have an efficient or centralized means to manage these transactions across more than 30 different banking systems. We knew we would soon be facing the perfect storm of high transaction volumes and FX complexity.
Treasury has evolved substantially in recent years from effectively being a cash management function that operated in a largely siloed way from the rest of the organisation, to being a strategic and connected business enabler, whether across cash, liquidity, risk or financing. However, to achieve this transition, treasury needs the right tools to provide automation and control of treasury processes, visibility over cash and risk, and analytical tools to navigate the uncertain environment in which we operate.