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.
The latest REL European working capital survey hints at SCF opportunities for payables as companies increase debt and raise their dividend payouts.
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.
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.
British businesses are having to increase working capital because of the favourable economic environment and uncertainty after Brexit, says research from Lloyds Bank.
Recent research suggests that mid-market corporates in North America aren't making much use of SCF. Andrew Jesse of Basware says that the market needs more education.
The SCF Observatory conference heard about the potential for SCF in Italy, the prospects for new paradigms and the environmental and technological challenges.
Banks need a more integrated approach to technology. For trade and supply chain finance, the ultimate dream could be "a platform of platforms", says new research.
More guidance from the accounting profession would help clarify when trade debtors must be reclassified as debt. New SCF Community research sheds some light.
The SCF Barometer shows a rapidly growing level of take-up of SCF and a very high level of success. Most companies that have an SCF programme plan on extending it.