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China conference hears of SCF innovations and breakthroughs

By |July 26th, 2018|

The spotlight was on SCF for the first time at a recent supply chain management conference in China, reflecting the phenomenal growth of this tool.

SCF provider Greensill gets $250m boost for expansion

By |July 19th, 2018|

New York p/e group General Atlantic has invested in the UK supply chain finance provider, which has expanded its range of working capital finance products.

Blockchain is key topic for iSCF conference in Frankfurt

By |July 18th, 2018|

The 3rd annual inclusive Supply Chain Finance conference (iSCF) takes place on 21st September in Frankfurt, focused on improving liquidity in today’s supply chains.

Hong Kong to launch blockchain-backed trade finance

By |July 16th, 2018|

A total of 21 banks have signed up to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Ping An initiative to fund smaller businesses, which will launch next month.

US supermarket giant backtracks on supplier squeeze

By |July 11th, 2018|

Kroger, America’s biggest grocery chain by revenue, met resistance to plans to pay produce suppliers within 90 days instead of the current 30.

SCF lifeline launches for Kenya’s small businesses

By |July 5th, 2018|

A cap on the country’s commercial interest rate in recent years has made many of the country’s banks reluctant to lend to SMEs.

Sustainability offers a $660 billion SCF opportunity: BSR

By |June 25th, 2018|

Sustainable supply chain finance creates tangible cash incentives for suppliers and transforms global supply chains, says the US non-profit organisation.

Indian SCF start-up CredAble secures funding of $15m

By |June 18th, 2018|

The company plans to expand its lending into more sectors and has longer-term ambitions to move into international markets.

Banks focus on SCF, but less on trade digitisation

By |June 18th, 2018|

Global banks are focusing on supply chain finance in the year ahead, but many regard digitising their trade finance process as less of a priority.

Dianrong aims to grow via R3 distributed ledger Corda

By |June 8th, 2018|

The six-year old Shanghai-based Chinese online marketplace wants to extend its global reach in lending to micro and small businesses.