AFP Payments Guides

AFP Payments Guide to Cryptocurrency and Non-fungible Tokens for Corporate Payments
Underwritten by MUFG

The 2022 AFP Payments Guide to Cryptocurrency and Non-fungible Tokens for Corporate Payments, underwritten by MUFG, is designed to help treasurers navigate the risks associated with managing cryptocurrency and digital assets. 

AFP Payments Guide to Making a Business Case for Real-time Payments
Underwritten by MUFG

The 2022 AFP Payments Guide to Making a Business Case for Real-Time Payments, underwritten by MUFG, explores the immediate “must-know” information for practitioners to make the business case for real-time payments and set businesses up as adopters.

AFP Payments Guide to Unlocking the Cash Conversion Cycle
Underwritten by MUFG

This guide starts by outlining the core working capital relationship: the cash conversion cycle (CCC). It then explores why managing the CCC is important and identifies ways treasury can influence it via the three key levers: accounts payable, accounts receivable and inventory management.  

AFP Payments Guide to Dealing with Miscellaneous Payments
Underwritten by MUFG

This guide examines what miscellaneous payments are and why they arise, before outlining a process that can help treasury and finance manage them effectively.

Unclaimed Property
Underwritten by MUFG

While the time and energy spent actively managing potential unclaimed property and filing annual compliance reports may seem high, the potential costs of non-compliance may be higher. As with any legislative or regulatory requirements, companies are best placed to comply if they have a coherent policy and set of procedures to help them to do so. This AFP Payments Guide, underwritten by MUFG, explores best practices to help any organization comply with unclaimed property requirements and discusses the range of potential sources of unclaimed property that organizations can have.

The Changing Face of Cross-Border Payments
Underwritten by MUFG

While new initiatives and technological innovations have emerged in recent years to move cross-border payments forward, multiple obstacles remain in place and new ones are quickly becoming more apparent. This AFP Payments Guide explores the cross-border payments infrastructure, and the challenges it has faced in recent years.

Combating Fraud in a Remote Working Environment
Underwritten by MUFG

With many businesses having moved to a remote workforce, fraud is skyrocketing. This AFP Payments Guide examines how fraudsters have adapted to the current, remote working environment and what you can do to thwart their efforts.  


Managing AR and Reducing DSO
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This new Payments Guide provides treasury and finance professionals with insights into calculating and managing days sales outstanding (DSO), what causes certain customers to pay later than expected, and advancements in technology that can streamline the DSO process.

Electronic and Real-Time Payments in Practice
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

The new Payments Guide focuses on the impact of real-time payments and settlement. It explores key issues that companies should consider, and insight into the initial steps to begin implementation.

E-Invoicing & AP Automation: Streamlining Payments Operations
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

Although treasury departments may not yet see the value in investing in technology to improve payments operations, the time and money savings are undeniable. The latest Payments Guide looks at how AR and AP processes can be enhanced by electronic invoicing and AP automation.

After the Fact: How Treasurers Can Respond to Fraud
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

As fraudsters’ schemes continue to evolve, companies’ responses to these threats must also advance. In this new Payments Guide, we will examine the ways that fraud is changing and how treasury departments are responding.

New Generation of API Banking Solutions in Asia
Underwritten by DBS

Since PSD2 came into effect in Europe the concept of Open Banking and API connectivity have been spreading around the world. What implications does this development have in the APAC region? How can API-enabled services and payments initiation capabilities benefit corporates? This guide addresses some of these questions.

The New Generation of Third-Party Providers
Underwritten by DBS

One goal of PSD2 is encouraging competition by allowing new players to enter the European Single Market. Who are these new players? What opportunities and risks do they present? How can corporates determine which one to work with? This guide will address these questions.

APIs: The Search for Ubiquity and Standardization
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This AFP Payments Guide will explore why APIs can and will be so useful for corporate treasury professionals. It will also delve into why API standards are a necessity—and how a number of prominent players in the payments space are working to make them a reality.


The Advent of New Cross-Border Payments Systems
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

The new AFP Payments Guide, underwritten by MUFG Union Bank, provides an in-depth look at cross-border payments systems, to help you determine if you should consider shaking up the way you pay internationally.

Better Card Management Solutions
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide covers effective management of card-related fees and other costs, prevention of fraud and chargebacks, and implications of faster payments.

Not Going Anywhere: Why Checks Still Matter
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide examines why so many corporates still use checks, why checks are the payment method most susceptible to fraud, and what treasury professionals can do to protect themselves when paying by check.

Faster and Better: Faster Payments Initiatives Take Off in 2017
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide aims to give practitioners the insights they need as they evaluate the challenges and opportunities in faster payments solutions.


Trust, But Verify: How to Stop Business Email Compromise Attacks
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

This guide will examine the basic steps companies can take today to minimize—if never completely eliminate—cyberthreats.

Payback: Securing Your Payment Channels
Underwritten by MUFG Union Bank

Incidents of payments fraud are escalating at an alarming rate as fraudsters continue to outpace technology developers and law enforcement. 

AFP Guide to Creating a Payables Strategy (Part 2)

This guide offers a more advanced view of payments types, especially electronic payments, straight-through processing (STP), industry leaders and facilitators, all while advising companies to “future-proof” their strategy.

AFP Guide to Creating a Payables Strategy (Part 1)

This guide outlines the rationale for developing a comprehensive payments strategy.

AFP Guide to Utilizing a Payments Factory

This guide describes options for organizing payments functions, explains nuances of the various concepts related to payment factories and shared service centers (SSC), and provides guidelines for implementing successful payment factory programs.

AFP Guide to Implementing a P-Card Program

This guide explains the evolution of purchasing card (p-card) use, reveals the benefits of p-cards for companies, and illustrates best practices for implementing successful p-card programs. It also provides insight and tips from p-card practitioners.

AFP Guide to Optimizing Your Relationship with Your Acquiring Partner

This guide focuses on strategies for managing payment acceptance costs and negotiating with merchant account providers.

AFP Guide to Business Commerce Portals

Second in the AFP Payments Decision Guide Series, this guide on Business Commerce Payments Portals addresses the various portal models and the potential benefits for companies.

AFP Guide to Payroll Card Programs

Learn to better manage your role in justifying and deploying new or updated programs at your company. Topic areas include setting goals, determining project scope, making the business case, and establishing program features and requirements vendor selection.