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Commercial Insights and Ideas

Stay ahead of the latest trends and innovations with timely insights from Santander’s commercial banking team.

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6 Best Practices for Optimizing Liquidity Management and Working Capital
6 Best Practices for Optimizing Liquidity Management and Working Capital

Managing liquidity effectively in today’s economic environment is a true balancing act. On the one hand, maximizing returns to earn higher yields is imperative—both for Santander and for our commercial clients. On the other hand, maintaining the flexibility to execute capital expenditures when the time is right is also vital to a company’s growth.

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Protecting Your Company Against Fraudulent Card Purchases
Many companies want to provide an array of card payment options to attract more customers and grow their businesses. But while expanding your company’s payment options offers greater convenience to your clients, it can also put you and your clients at risk of card fraud.
Preparing for Your Annual Bank Review
Preparing for Your Annual Bank Review
The annual review is a time for both parties to look back and assess the company’s performance versus plan, as well as to look forward and discuss the company’s future plans and initiatives. All of this is critical to ensuring that the bank has the information and understanding necessary to provide the level of support the company requires
5 Ways a Commercial Card Program can Improve Your Payables Process
5 Ways a Commercial Card Program can Improve Your Payables Process
Economic pressures are driving the migration from paper to electronic payments in the business world, as companies look to reduce costs, increase cash flow, and create efficiencies in purchasing and accounts payable.
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Virtual Cards Give T&Es a Run for Their Money

While T&E cards remain popular for everyday travel expenses, a new payment solution is gaining momentum: Virtual Travel Cards.

Combatting Cyber Fraud Threats to Your Business
Combatting Cyber Fraud Threats to Your Business
Online attacks on companies are on the rise, and business leaders have come to view them as one of the top risks organizations face.
Why Your Company Should Consider Lockbox Services
Why Your Company Should Consider Lockbox Services
Online attacks on companies are on the rise, and business leaders have come to view them as one of the top risks organizations face.
Identifying Currency Risk
Identifying Currency Risk in Global Trade

When conducting business internationally, your company may be exposed to currency risk—even if you buy and sell in U.S. dollars (USD). Generally, operating in USD is driven by the desire to eliminate currency risk and to make transactions more efficient. However, doing so may not prevent your company from explicit or implicit currency risk.

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Your New Frontier: A Conversation with Eduard Casajuana

For forward-thinking middle-market companies in the U.S., the allure of going global is an enticing one— and for good reason. However, as with any trip abroad, preparing for the undertaking requires a few things: a curious mind, a realistic game plan, and access to resources that can help you make the most of the journey.

The Future in Motion: A Conversation with Ken Deveaux
The Future in Motion: A Conversation with Ken Deveaux

Treasury departments in businesses today define what it is to be caught in a balancing act. Ken Deveaux, Managing Director and Head of Transaction Banking at Santander Bank, shares his approach to how to optimize working capital now—and how you can strategically take on whatever enters the ring tomorrow.

Asset Based Lending: Flexible Financing with Broad Appeal
Asset Based Lending: Flexible Financing with Broad Appeal
In the past, asset based lending (ABL) was considered to be the financing method of last resort for distressed companies. However, with new ABL commitments up 14% and total ABL commitments reaching $226.2 billion in the U.S. in 1Q17, ABL has become the financing structure of choice for many high-performing businesses across a wide range of industries.1
Is the Syndicated Loan Market Right for Your Middle Market Company?
Is the Syndicated Loan Market Right for Your Middle Market Company?
As companies grow, a wider variety of financing opportunities become available to them, including syndicated loans. The big question is: When is it appropriate to access the syndicated loan market?
The Art of Synergy: A Conversation with Bill Maag
The Art of Synergy: A Conversation with Bill Maag

For middle market companies, growth is not a given; it’s the result of many moving parts working in sync. That includes a product that continually meets customers’ needs. The right financing. The right timing. And, of course, having the right team to support you along the way. Read More

Strength in Numbers: A Conversation with Peggy Coppola
Strength in Numbers: A Conversation with Peggy Coppola
The cornerstone of any relationship? Trust. It’s as true in business relationships as it is in personal ones—and though it’s not always an easy road, there are ways to strengthen a bond so that both parties will thrive.
In Close Proximity: A Conversation with David Swoyer
In Close Proximity: A Conversation with David Swoyer
For businesses in the U.S. ready to establish an international presence, Latin America is a natural step forward. David Swoyer, Santander’s expert on facilitating foreign expansion, shares his thoughts on the benefits and challenges that exist in the LATAM market today—and how to prepare your company to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.