NEW YORK, November 8, 2010 -- J.P. Morgan Treasury Services has expanded and improved its foreign exchange solution by introducing new enhancements that help corporate clients cut costs and simplify the way cross-currency Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments are made. Instead of initiating payments from multiple in-country bank accounts and paying numerous wire fees, clients now can use a single account to perform foreign exchange conversion and execute ACH transactions in 19 major currencies. The solution now covers 40 countries and will include additional currencies in the near future.
J.P. Morgan's market-leading solution is ideal for businesses with large volumes of non-urgent ACH payments that want to eliminate the administrative and financial complexity of managing and reconciling multiple foreign accounts. For example, one J.P. Morgan client is using the capability to make its payroll payments from one central account, even though its employees are dispersed globally. As a result, the client was able to close numerous in-country bank accounts and cut costs associated with multiple wire fees and managing and reconciling these accounts.
"J.P. Morgan continues to invest in its foreign exchange services to help clients cut payment costs while improving operational efficiency on a global scale," said Traci Filler, managing director, Foreign Exchange, J.P. Morgan Treasury Services. "By expanding our cross-border ACH capabilities, J.P. Morgan's clients now have more currency and low value payment options. Clients also benefit from lower transaction, foreign exchange and reconciliation costs associated with using a single account rather than maintaining multiple local accounts globally."
J.P. Morgan offers a full suite of foreign exchange solutions to meet clients' cross-border payment needs. Whether making a single payment to a vendor in another country or paying employees around the world in multiple currencies, J.P. Morgan has the solutions companies need to efficiently process international payments.
J.P. Morgan's Foreign Exchange Solutions offer:
A full suite of innovative solutions, from simple to complex
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