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

By |February 27th, 2018|

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

Slow and late: Exclusive analysis of UK payment ‘Duty’ filings

By |February 26th, 2018|

Our analysis of the filings under the new UK Duty to Report rules reveal a surprise: those with supply chain finance programmes are more likely to pay slow and late.

  • Michiel Steeman

Viewpoint: Growth and change are this year’s SCF brushstrokes

By |November 20th, 2017|

The latest SCF Barometer supports our experience that supply chain finance is growing and changing - an indicator of how it and the profession are maturing.

Responsible supply chains: more than just a cost-benefit analysis

By |November 3rd, 2017|

A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit and Standard Chartered highlights the importance of responsible supply chains and the role that SCF can play.

Huge market opportunity and industry trends for SCF in Italy

By |November 23rd, 2017|

There is still huge untapped opportunity in the Italian supply chain finance market, reports Osservatori Digital Innovation at the Politecnico Milano.

SCF is strategic area of high growth, say trade finance banks

By |October 13th, 2017|

Supply chain finance is seen as a promising area of growth by trade finance banks, but most are not in position to offer it as a product, says ICC.

Payables up as cash conversion slows and dividends increase

By |September 13th, 2017|

The latest REL European working capital survey hints at SCF opportunities for payables as companies increase debt and raise their dividend payouts.

Research: The seven-sided benefits of supply chain finance

By |July 4th, 2017|

A review of recent research at Cranfield School of Management reveals that the benefits of SCF can be put into seven classifications, says Dr Simon Templar.

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.

Growth and Brexit putting pressure on UK working capital

By |May 9th, 2017|

British businesses are having to increase working capital because of the favourable economic environment and uncertainty after Brexit, says research from Lloyds Bank.