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Marco Polo group launches blockchain trade finance pilot

By |February 27th, 2018|

A consortium of technology firms and banks is piloting a trade finance solution based on distributed ledger technology after a successful proof-of-concept.

Share price boost for SCF platform company after listing

By |February 27th, 2018|

Fintech group TruFin raised £70m and floated on London’s AIM market. The SCF, invoice finance and dynamic discounting firm is valued at almost £210m.

Firm commits to investor access to SCF with new appointment

By |January 30th, 2018|

Asset management firm Pemberton has appointed Phil Ashdown to develop investment strategies in trade receivables and SCF for institutional investors.

Dianrong partners with city bodies on SCF tech for Dalian

By |January 27th, 2018|

Chinese technology and finance group Dianrong is partnering with two finance industry bodies in Dalian, northeast China, to develop the city’s fintech economy.

2017 Gold Award winner: METSO CORPORATION

By |November 29th, 2017|

Five companies were short-listed out of the global field of entry for the 2017 Supply Chain Finance Awards but it was the submission by Metso Corporation that stood head and shoulders above the rest – earning the company the coveted Gold Award. In offering suppliers a combination of early payment solutions, Metso was truly demonstrating [...]

2017 Manufacturing and industrial winner: METSO CORPORATION

By |November 29th, 2017|

Category: Manufacturing & industrial Winner: Metso Corporation Summing up: Metso offered multiple solutions to ensure that suppliers' needs were met. A combination of a standard supply chain finance programme and dynamic discounting allows Metso to capture the whole spend curve – not just a part of it. What the judges said: “The combined solution of [...]

2017 Manufacturing and industrial highly-commended: MANN & HUMMEL

By |November 29th, 2017|

Category: Manufacturing & industrial Highly-commended: Mann & Hummel Summing up: A long-established programme continues to grow and deliver results as Mann & Hummel itself grows through acquisition and expansion. What the judges said: “An impressive story with clearly quantifiable results. A thoroughly successful SCF model that shows convincing growth rates.” Key facts: After four years [...]

2017 FMCG, food and beverage winner: CONAGRA BRANDS

By |November 29th, 2017|

Category: FMCG, Food & Beverage Winner: Conagra Brands Summing up: An SCF programme that has been praised by suppliers and allowed Conagra Brands to achieve 78% of its three-year working capital goals within less than 12 months. What the judges said: “A convincing success story! The thoroughly-committed cross-functional team was a success factor.” Key facts: [...]

2017 FMCG, food and beverage highly-commended: Nestlé

By |November 29th, 2017|

Category: FMCG, food and beverage Highly-commended: Nestlé Summing up: The partnership between Nestlé and CRX Markets allows the company to work with its relationship banks in a way that lowers the total cost of ownership for suppliers while strengthening Nestlé’s supply chain. What the judges said: “A success rate of 100% in supplier onboarding is [...]

2017 Transport and logistics highly-commended: Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University

By |November 29th, 2017|

Category: Transport and logistics Highly-commended: Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University Summing up: Lower purchasing costs, reduced risks and easier access to cheaper finance created a multi-win supplier ecosystem for this large Chinese hospital. What the judges said: “This programme has a very positive social impact as it reduces risks in the financial ecosystem of the [...]