• Michiel Steeman

Viewpoint: Italy’s 1960s SCF lessons for today’s China

The birth of supply chain finance in Italy in 1963 carried risks that imperilled buyers and suppliers alike. China must ensure it does not repeat those mistakes.

China conference hears of SCF innovations and breakthroughs

The spotlight was on SCF for the first time at a recent supply chain management conference in China, reflecting the phenomenal growth of this tool.

Blockchain is key topic for iSCF conference in Frankfurt

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

Voice of academia: Dr Lydia Bals, Mainz Uni of Applied Sciences

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.

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.

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TradeIx announces two hires for Singapore office

The developer of the TradeIx open blockchain system for trade finance is opening its new office in the city state’s financial district.

BNP Paribas launches SME lending fund in UK

The French bank’s asset management arm has been focusing on increased funding for smaller businesses on both sides of the Channel.

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.

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