B2 Group at the ACT Annual Dinner 2017      

 08 November 2017                      

 Grosvenor House Hotel, London, 

 

B2 Group attended the prestigious Association of Corporate Treasurers Dinner in in the wonderful surroundings of the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane. Amongst 1,200 Bankers, Treasurers and Accountants, the scale and the influence of the ACT continues to be enhanced and B2 is delighted to be a supporter of what they do. Last night’s event supported the charity Fareshare, which looks at tackling hunger and food waste in deprived areas. The night’s events included a raffle and silent auction with all proceeds going to the deserving cause. 

 

So, we all got back from Barcelona OK last week after an excellent few days at the Eurofinance Conference. The conference coincided with our press release launching our new mobile phone cash management application

So, we are fresh back (I say fresh, but I got back at 1 a.m. this morning -they cancelled my flight again- thanks! Enough on my woes though, we went to Group Treasurers Exchange in Munich and found it to be a very different experience in terms of Corporate Treasury Conferences or indeed conferences in general.

 

The B2 Group will be at Eurofinance next week in Barcelona from 4th-6th October. Come and join us if you can, we would love to see you there. If you can’t here is a little sneak preview of something we have been working on that really excites us-

Firstly, what is PSD2 and how it will impact our lives? It has so much potential to positively impact the payments/banking and information landscape but as we know, not everything necessarily achieves its full potential.

PSD2 is an EU directive (regardless of Brexit, it is happening) where banks will allow third parties access to bank customers online accounts in a secured way. For major corporations, the possibilities that this can bring can be a real game changer in terms of access to data, real-time information around balances, transactions and cash forecasting-especially at a time where liquidity and intraday limits are becoming a precious and potentially chargeable commodity.