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Rebecca Spong is the editor of SCF Briefing. She has been a business and financial journalist for over a decade working in both London and Dubai.
  • Have we reached peak supply chain finance?

Are we at peak SCF? Vendors need to explore new frontiers

By |February 27th, 2019|

As competition among supply chain finance providers heats up, industry leaders forecast more acquisitions and urge firms to explore new growth opportunities.

SCF Fintech aims to shake up US construction industry

By |February 11th, 2019|

US start-up Billd has secured $60 million series A funding in debt and equity to support a new product that could change the way supply chains are financed in the construction industry.

Air France selects C2FO for its supplier finance programme

By |February 6th, 2019|

Service provider C2FO wants to join forces with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to improve the financial health of the airline industry's supply chains.

Growing Italian SCF market drives Intesa-Orbian Tie-Up

By |January 15th, 2019|

Rebecca Spong speaks to the bank’s Stefano Favale to find out how the partnership will help meet the needs of clients with international supply networks.

UK Retailer defends use of TradeWind supplier finance

By |February 4th, 2019|

Clothing store Peacocks refutes claims that it is trying to squeeze suppliers with its TradeWind-powered supplier finance solution.

Market waits for Tradeshift decision on Basware bid

By |January 25th, 2019|

Technology provider Tradeshift has until 28 February to decide whether it will launch a tender offer to acquire Finland’s e-invoicing firm Basware.

Why the UK’s late payment problem is back in the spotlight

By |January 18th, 2019|

Britain's Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) tells SCF Briefing that persistent late payers must be ‘named and shamed’ to force action in the wake of Carillion.

‘Technology alone doesn’t make a successful SCF programme’

By |December 3rd, 2018|

Supply chain finance leaders warned that technology alone won’t make your supply chain finance programme a success - closer collaboration between all key parties is key.

Knorr-Bremse tackles inventory finance challenges

By |December 3rd, 2018|

The German brakes systems and rail equipment provider Knorr-Bremse is “still working on” the challenges of setting up some form of inventory finance programme, said Pietro Solazzo, corporate finance and treasury manager at the company, speaking at the SCF Forum in Amsterdam.

Royal DSM prioritises working capital in SCF programme

By |November 29th, 2018|

Improving working capital is a “huge focus” behind Dutch firm Royal DSM’s supply chain finance programme, said Sebastien Leroy, director, finance and control, group sourcing. The chemicals and plastics producer first established its programme in 2010 with just three suppliers and a spend of €150m. By 2017 it had 78 active suppliers covering a spend [...]