Blockchain is key topic for iSCF conference in Frankfurt

The 3rd annual inclusive Supply Chain Finance conference (iSCF) will take place on 21st September in Frankfurt, focused on improving liquidity in today’s supply chains.

The voice of academia: Dr Lydia Bals of Mainz University

The SCF Community's academic director, Luca Gelsomino, talks to Dr Lydia Bals about her research into sustainable supply chain design (SSCD).

US supermarket giant backtracks on supplier squeeze

Kroger, America’s biggest grocery chain by revenue, met resistance to plans to pay produce suppliers within 90 days instead of the current 30.

Why it’s time to look beyond the hype to blockchain’s real benefits

The new technology will democratise trade finance by opening access to thousands of small businesses, says co-founder of Taulia and CEO of Centrifuge, Maex Ament.

The voice of academia: David Wuttke of EBS Universität

David Wuttke is Assistant Professor of operations management at the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, one of Germany’s leading private business schools.

Grasping a $9 trillion supply chain liquidity nettle

Fintech Tradeshift is a firm believer in the power of blockchain to address the problem and transform supply chain finance, says co-founder and CEO Christian Lanng.

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SCF provider Greensill gets $250m boost for expansion

New York p/e group General Atlantic has invested in the UK supply chain finance provider, which has expanded its range of working capital finance products.

Hong Kong to launch blockchain-backed trade finance

A total of 21 banks have signed up to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Ping An initiative to fund smaller businesses, which will launch next month.

SCF lifeline launches for Kenya’s small businesses

A cap on the country’s commercial interest rate in recent years has made many of the country’s banks reluctant to lend to SMEs.

Sustainability offers a $660 billion SCF opportunity: BSR

Sustainable supply chain finance creates tangible cash incentives for suppliers and transforms global supply chains, says the US non-profit organisation.

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