Why Blockchain will take Supply Chain Finance to the Next Level

While the hype around blockchain may have lessened, Michael Henke argues that it should not be dismissed just because the market has spotted the next trend.

Interview: Lex Greensill on why SCF will soon look ‘very different’

The SCF market is on the verge of a fundamental change, says Lex Greensill. Mike Hewitt spoke to him on the day his company reached a valuation of $3.5bn.

The four steps to selecting your supply chain finance provider

Finding the right SCF provider to support your supply chain finance programme can be tough, says Steven van der Hooft.  Here’s a four-step process to aid selection.

Businesses Urged to Use SCF to Improve Sustainability Standards

Supplier finance as a tool to encourage better environmental standards across supply chains has been ignored for too long, says BSR’s Charlotte Bancilhon.

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Walmart adds sustainability incentives to SCF programme

Retail giant Walmart has become the latest corporation to use its supply chain finance programme to encourage sustainability in its supply chain.

Supply chain finance in Italy: SCF to attract more from SME sector

Italy’s SCF market reached around €530 billion in 2017, according to research from the SCF Observatory at the Politecnico di Milano School of Management.

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Softbank’s $800m investment values Greensill at $3.5bn

Japan's Softbank is to invest $800m in Greeensill Capital, valuing the supply chain finance funder at $3.5bn. The investment doubles the value placed on Greensill since General Atlantic put in $250m at a valuation of $1.64bn in 2018.

Inclusive digital supply chains – 4th iSCF event in Frankfurt

The inclusive Supply Chain Finance conference (iSCF) is the annual gathering of the European fintech industry focused on improving liquidity in today’s supply chains.

Half of banks see fintechs as an SCF threat, says research

Half of all banks see maintaining a competitive edge against fintech offerings in supply chain finance as a strategic challenge, according to a new report by Strategic Treasurer.

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