After the inaugural Supply Chain Finance Community Forum Asia in Singapore, Michiel Steeman reflects on SCF in China and the rest of the region.
The first ever Supply Chain Finance Community Forum in Asia took place at the National University of Singapore on 6th June. Richard Hartung reports.
The South African steel group implemented its SCF programme in near-record breaking time - and the take-up rate by SME suppliers is accelerating the move to phase two.
As Latin America becomes increasingly attractive as a trade partner, Oliver Belin says businesses are realising the supply chain finance opportunities in the region.
For the treasurers and procurement directors at the latest meeting of the Working Capital Forum, a supplier finance strategy was an idea whose time has come.
Dianrong founder Soul Htite recently explained how he left a US peer-to-peer lending company to take the business model to China - and wound up doing SCF as well.
The Inclusive SCF (iSCF) event in Franfurt hears that blockchain had been successfully trialled for inventory finance by ABN AMRO, logistics firm NBK and tech firms.
Weeks after a scathing attack by the SME Ombudsman, Australian business leaders launch a voluntary code committing to paying small suppliers within 30 days.
Domestic banks in China and elsewhere are expected to lose out to international banks and fintechs in the battle for the supply chain finance market, says new research.
Analysts are looking more carefully at the balance sheets of companies that have SCF programmes in place. Erwin Matthijssen of M3 Consultancy considers the implications.