Cash management

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Cash management

Refers to the efficient management of cash in a business in order to put the cash to work more quickly and to keep the cash in applications that produce income, such as the use of lock boxes for payments.

Cash Management

1. The ability or strategy a company uses to ensure that it collects all cash owed to it. For example, cash management may involve contracting a debt collection service to retrieve what is owed by a customer, or, more simply, it may involve depositing cash into a lock box to ensure that it is not stolen.

2. See: Asset management.
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With six overseas cash management centers across Asia-pacific, Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America and Singapore, ICBC has developed a three-tiered service system from head office to cash management center to overseas institutions, providing global cash management service in all overseas institutions.
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For our clients, cash management is a strategic service with a very high added value," said Amaro.
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ICBC's global cash management platform and a full spectrum of cash management services cover the administration of accounts across the world, centralized collections and payments, cash pool in home and foreign currencies, investment and financing, and risk management.