China’s government joins supply chain finance focus

China’s fifth SCF Innovation Summit was held in Shenzhen on March 30. Last year saw the government release its first policy paper and focus on supply chain finance.

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This year’s SCF Observatory conference included a focus on innovative new SCF solutions, whose dynamism is challenging invoice discounting and factoring.

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The French fashion label has put corporate social responsibility at the heart of an initiative to strengthen relationships with its key suppliers.

Insurance pay-outs for unpaid bills at highest since 2009

Payments made in 2017 by trade credit insurers to UK businesses for unpaid bills rose to their highest level since the global financial crisis, reports the ABI.

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Business finance company MarketInvoice has signed agreements with Portuguese digital bank Banco BNI Europa (BNI) and German bank Varengold Bank AG to add £90m and £45m respectively on its platform.

ADB adds $100m to SME supplier finance project

Asian Development Bank has approved USD 100 million in additional financing for its supply chain finance programme, aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Asia Pacific.

Ant Financial’s asset-based offering boosts China SCF

Chinese fintech giant Ant Financial Services Group has secured regulatory approval to issue China’s first security backed by loans to online retailers’ receivables.

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