• Michiel Steeman

Unlocking the black box: A conversation with Fitch Ratings

Michiel Steeman speaks to Alex Griffiths of Fitch Ratings, discussing his recent report on SCF and whether reverse factoring is a positive or negative development.

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Comparing the costs and benefits of Supply Chain Finance schemes

Cost is the main barrier to the widespread adoption of more advanced supplier finance techniques, according to a study by The Supply Chain Finance Community.

Your chance to contribute to the Supply Chain Finance Barometer

The Supply Chain Finance Community is asking readers of SCF Briefing to participate in the 2018 SCF Barometer, a joint initiative with PwC.

Are services firms becoming wary of SCF after Carillion fallout?

Facilities management firm Mitie has said that its net debt will be around £40m more than expected in the first half year as use of its supply chain finance scheme is reduced.

Less isn’t always more, finds Swiss working capital study

Reducing the cash-to-cash cycle isn't always a good thing, a new study into working capital management in Switzerland has found.

Viewpoint: Serious business in a new circular economy game

The Blue Connection is a new business game where global competitors remodel a bicycle business for the circular economy. (But why blue and not green?)

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Deutsche Bank’s Hausherr takes over as chair of GSCFF

Christian Hausherr, European Product Head of Supply Chain Finance at Deutsche Bank, has taken over as chair of the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (GSCFF).

Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank joins Marco Polo network

Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank, which plans to launch in 2019, has become the latest financial institution to join the Marco Polo Network, the network of commercial banks in the trade finance market using the TradeIX platform and R3’s blockchain platform, Corda.

American Express enters SCF market with Early Pay launch

American Express has signaled its intention to take a larger slice of the supply chain finance market with the launch of Early Pay, a supply chain finance and dynamic discounting solution.

Oudart quits ADB for supplier finance role at BNP Paribas

Sabine Oudart, relationship manager for the SCF risk distribution program at the Asian Development Bank in Singapore, has left to join BNP Paribas as director, supply chain finance.

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