Use of Working Capital Solutions Set to Rise 26% Among North American Growth Corporates
December 13, 2023

North America ranks second, behind Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), among the five regions analyzed in the “Growth Corporates Working Capital Index.” In the past 12 months, 71% of North American Growth Corporates accessed working capital solutions — the third-highest rate of utilization across...

Middle Market CFOs in Latin America See Working Capital as Strategic Tool
November 09, 2023

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) ranks first among the five regions analyzed in the “Growth Corporates Working Capital Index.” In the past 12 months, 84% of Growth Corporates in the LAC region accessed working capital solutions — the highest use rate across all five...

Visa Unveils New Discounts on Business-Related Services and Goods
October 25, 2023

Visa unveiled new Instant Savings offers for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in North America. Through the Visa SavingsEdge website, eligible Visa Small Business card holders can now access savings and discounts on business-related services and goods, Visa said in a Wednesday (Oct. 25) press...

Visa Direct Transactions Grow 19% Year Over Year, Credentials Up 7%
October 24, 2023

Visa posted results after the markets closed Tuesday (Oct. 24) that showed a continued enthusiasm for Tap to Pay transactions in in-store settings across the globe. Earnings materials revealed that global payments volume grew 9%, while U.S. payments volume grew 6%. International payments volume grew...

Visa: New Fraud Dispute Rules Will Save Merchants ‘Billions’
September 28, 2023

Visa says it has made it easier for merchants to fight so-called “friendly fraud.” The payments giant on Thursday (Sept. 28) announced an update to its dispute process for friendly fraud or first-party fraud, for card-not-present transactions. “This change could save small businesses over a billion dollars in...

Top Performing Middle Market Firms Use Working Capital as a Strategic Tool
September 22, 2023

All businesses face surprises from time to time — where unplanned, emergency expenses crop up. And of course, having the capital on hand — working capital, that is — can help CFOs and treasurers rise to meet the challenges and opportunities that come with unforeseen...

Two-Thirds of Middle Market CFOs Use Working Capital to Grow, Not Tread Water
September 20, 2023

There are many ways to use working capital — to buy inventory, pay suppliers or fine-tune operations. These are the strategic uses of money to help a business anticipate and satisfy market demand and grow. Then there are the uses that are ad hoc, sometimes...

How Middle Market CFOs Are Putting Working Capital to Work
September 19, 2023

The emergence of new technologies geared toward offering digital working capital solutions can help smaller firms better meet their cash flow needs. And in the 2023-2024 edition of the Visa “Growth Corporates Working Capital Index,” the Growth Corporate firms — defined as those companies with...

Cost of Credit Challenges Lead Growth Corporate CEOs to Reexamine Working Capital Solutions
September 15, 2023

The high cost of capital is causing CFOs and treasurers to re-examine how efficient their firm’s cash flows are – and where there may be room for improvement. And the tools they use to get where, strategically, they want to be. In “2023-2024 Growth Corporates...