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Viewpoint: Lessons in progress and opportunity from Singapore

By |June 12th, 2017|

After the inaugural Supply Chain Finance Community Forum Asia in Singapore, Michiel Steeman reflects on SCF in China and the rest of the region.

Event report: The Supply Chain Finance Community Forum Asia

By |June 13th, 2017|

The first ever Supply Chain Finance Community Forum in Asia took place at the National University of Singapore on 6th June. Richard Hartung reports.

Quick wins: ArcelorMittal SA’s rapid and popular SCF scheme

By |June 1st, 2017|

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.

Viewpoint: Supply chain finance plots a course for Latin America

By |June 19th, 2017|

As Latin America becomes increasingly attractive as a trade partner, Oliver Belin says businesses are realising the supply chain finance opportunities in the region.

Why a supplier finance strategy can be a multipurpose solution

By |June 27th, 2017|

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.

Peer-to-peer finance: A new SCF model for SMEs in China

By |June 19th, 2017|

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.

Event report: Blockchain for SCF gathers pace at iSCF

By |June 1st, 2017|

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.

Australian 30-day code launched amid SME payments storm

By |June 2nd, 2017|

Weeks after a scathing attack by the SME Ombudsman, Australian business leaders launch a voluntary code committing to paying small suppliers within 30 days.

Chinese banks “to lose out to globals and fintechs” for SCF

By |June 2nd, 2017|

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.

Viewpoint: After Abengoa, what’s the future for reverse factoring?

By |May 18th, 2017|

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.