NEW YORK -- Signet Master Trust 1994-4, a Signet Banking Corp. affiliate, has launched a $538.9 million issue backed by credit card receivables led by J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. The bulk is expected to consist of a $500 million three-year, fixed-rate senior class, with pricing expected to be 33 to .34 basis points over the 6.52% U.S. Treasury due August 1977.
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The increasing adoption of virtual card payments by accounts payable departments has created an unexpected complication for suppliers: more friction in the processing, posting and reconciliation of payments and receivables. The root of the problem is that most suppliers rely on a manual approach to processing e-mailed virtual card payments. Suppliers are forced to balance their organization’s need for operational efficiency and control with rising customer demand to pay with a virtual card. But a new breed of technology enables suppliers to process virtual card payments straight-through, addressing the needs of buyers and suppliers. This paper details the growth of electronic business-to-business (B2B) payments, shows how manual approaches to processing virtual card payments cause friction in accounts receivables, describes a way to process virtual card payments straight-through, and highlights the benefits of frictionless payments.