BNP Paribas launches SME lending fund in UK

By |July 30th, 2018|

The French bank’s asset management arm has been focusing on increased funding for smaller businesses on both sides of the Channel.

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.

Bangkok Bank joins Marco Polo trade finance initiative

By |May 25th, 2018|

One of South-East Asia’s largest regional banks is the latest recruit to the blockchain-powered trade finance initiative.

Tradeshift launches Cloud platform for supply chain payments

By |May 23rd, 2018|

The fintech is partnering with HSBC, Santander and other global banks to “attack a $9 trillion global commerce problem”.

Infosys partners with Indian banks on digital trade finance

By |May 18th, 2018|

The Indian IT giant and seven of the country’s banks are developing a trade and supply chain finance network called India Trade Connect.

Commerzbank blockchain pilot offers trade finance potential

By |May 17th, 2018|

The German bank says the initiative with SAP and R3 represents a first step towards enhancing the supply chain network for businesses.

HSBC, Cargill complete financing transaction using blockchain

By |May 16th, 2018|

The increasing use of the new technology suggests it could be successfully adopted for supply chain finance across various industries.

Carillion’s suppliers have been ‘slow to seek help’

By |April 29th, 2018|

Trade paper Construction News reports that relatively few have approached their bank for financial help since the contractor’s collapse.

BNI and Varengold add further £135m to MarketInvoice

By |March 26th, 2018|

Business finance company MarketInvoice has signed agreements with Portuguese digital bank Banco BNI Europa (BNI) and German bank Varengold Bank AG to add £90m and £45m respectively on its platform.

Comment: Could post-Brexit anxiety affect SCF?

By |July 1st, 2016|

In the first of a regular comment series, consultant Brian Shanahan considers the impact of Brexit on supply chain finance programmes funded by British banks.