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.

  • Michiel Steeman

The Shenzhen supply chain revolution is coming to Europe

What an orange bicycle in China tells us about how the Internet of Things, e-payments and 'pay as you go' models will revolutionise European supply chains.

Exclusive interview: Why Frank Lutz became CRX Markets CEO

Moving from the CFO role at a subsidiary of Bayer to the leadership role in a small, relatively new start-up is a career leap that not many would undertake.

  • Luca Gelsomino

“Bringing the academic world more into the corporate world”

The SCF Community names Luca Gelsomino as its first-ever academic director, highlighting the need for collaboration between corporate players and academia.

The voice of academia: Hua Song of Renmin University, Beijing

Luca Gelsomino, academic director of the SCF Community, asks Prof Hua Song of Renmin University, Beijing, about his recent research and SCF in China.

“When a business starts to fail, SCF is like musical chairs”

Carillion's early payment facility for suppliers may have helped its supply chain when it was launched. But did it make matters worse as the company collapsed?

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Ant Financial’s asset-based offering boosts China SCF

Chinese fintech giant Ant Financial Services Group, operator of online payments service Alipay and an affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has secured regulatory approval to issue China’s first security backed by loans to online retailers’ […]

C2FO raises $100 million from new and existing investors

Working capital fintech C2FO has raised $100m from Allianz X and Mubadala to fund international expansion and further working capital solutions.

Marco Polo group launches blockchain trade finance pilot

A consortium of technology firms and banks is piloting a trade finance solution based on distributed ledger technology after a successful proof-of-concept.

Share price boost for SCF platform company after listing

Fintech group TruFin raised £70m and floated on London’s AIM market. The SCF, invoice finance and dynamic discounting firm is valued at almost £210m.

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