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Beyond Traditional Treasury Management: Making Treasury Your Strategic Advisor

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Too often, businesses view their treasury manager through the "transaction" lens. But today's bank treasury management specialists are equipped to provide much more than just transaction processing. Savvy finance and treasury executives are proactively working to go beyond traditional treasury by making the bank treasury management team a key strategic advisor. Bank treasury management specialists can add tremendous value.

Internal Fraud: Six Ways Your Bank Can Help Reduce Risk

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As we have been discussing in this series of articles, no business is immune from the risk of internal fraud. Two-thirds of businesses that responded to a 2012 survey conducted by the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) said that fraud had been attempted in their organization, and the average internal fraud loss among those that were victimized was more than $20,000. There are many potential reasons why businesses today may be especially susceptible

Occupational Fraud: Five Internal Controls That Can Reduce Your Risk

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As we discussed in our last article, businesses of all sizes, in all different types of industries, are potentially vulnerable to the risk of occupational fraud. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) 2012 "Report to the Nations," the typical organization loses five percent of its revenues to fraud each year. What's more, in more than one-fifth of these cases, occupational fraud losses totaled $1 million or more. The fraud cases in the