Tuesday, 3 October 2023

Best Cash Management Project in Asia Pacific goes to Bank of America and Arcelik Hitachi

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By The Asian Banker

A global household appliance manufacturer expanded into Asia Pacific through a joint venture with Hitachi Global Life Solutions. Challenges arose, including legacy systems with over 200 bank accounts, non-standard processes, paper-intensive treasury structures, five ERP systems, and trapped cash in regulated countries. 

The bank swiftly implemented multicurrency notional pooling, virtual accounts for receivables visibility, and a streamlined treasury structure in a record six months—something larger treasury teams can take longer to complete. The project reduced bank accounts by 70% and provided a decentralised solution for payments, receivables, Forex transactions, liquidity, and reporting. 

 For implementing a decentralised structure and consolidating its number of bank accounts by 70%, the award for Best Cash Management Project in Asia Pacific goes to Bank of America and Arcelik Hitachi. 



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