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.
The launch of the SCF Barometer at the SCF Forum in Amsterdam last month gives the clearest picture yet as to current rate of use of supply chain finance and its success.
Latest ICC global trade and finance survey shows that SMEs are worst affected by lack of availability of trade finance - but supply chain finance continues to grow.
With low-interest rates, Swiss companies have good liquidity says new research from University of St Gallen. But emerging trends will affect working capital management.