Tag: supply chain finance

Deutsche Bank launch “Payables Finance: a guide to working capital optimisation”

When faced with the choice of cash to fund a corporate finance strategy or cash to meet a 30-day supplier schedule, the revenue-generating activity will obviously be more alluring. However, while extending payment terms makes it possible to grow cash mountains, what happens if the supplier goes out of business while they wait? Enter payables …

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UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz discusses the past, present, and future of supply chain finance in BCR’s World Supply Chain Finance Report 2018

Supply chain finance (SCF) has evolved considerably in the last 15 years. In the early 2000s, bank revenues from SCF services only represented a very small proportion of the total trade finance business. And the wider SCF landscape comprised only a handful of banks implementing payables finance programmes for their largest corporate clients. Today, appreciation …

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Commerzbank’s Angela Koll praises the BPO in BCR’s 2018 Supply Chain Finance Report

Speaking at BCR’s 2018 Supply Chain Finance Summit, Angela Koll, Specialist, Trade & Supply Chain Finance at Commerzbank, offers her views in this year’s edition of the Supply Chain Finance Report, which accompanies the event. On pages 27-28, Koll highlights the value that the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) can bring to the industry.

iGTB’s Anand Pande quoted in article for The Economist on how technology is revolutionising supply chain finance

Anand Pande, Head of Supply Chain Finance and Trade at iGTB, has been cited in the leading “Finance and Economics” article in the October 14th-20th edition of The Economist. The article describes how technology is reshaping the financing of firms that sell to other firms, and is leading banks into new alliances with technology specialists. In the article, …

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Austria’s first BPO: Commerzbank’s landmark transaction covered by the specialist press

Commerzbank has reached a milestone in the digitalisation of the trade finance industry, having processed the first Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) deal in Austria. A BPO allows the automatic release of funds between banks based on the matching of electronic data. Companies are increasingly recognising the benefits of the trade instrument, which include faster communication …

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Deutsche Bank discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the Supply Chain Finance community in Flow

For Deutsche Bank, Supply Chain Finance (SCF) has become the fastest growing business lines within the trade finance product family – with payables finance (also commonly referred to as reverse factoring and approved payables finance) displaying revenue growth rates of 20-30% in recent years. However, the market is yet to capitalise on its full potential. …

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ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul discusses updates in supply chain finance terminology in the latest B2B guide from The Paypers

In the latest B2B guide from The Paypers, Olivier Paul, Head of Policy, ICC Banking Commission, outlines the value of supply chain finance (SCF) in the trade finance industry. With an increasing number of players in this area, standardising SCF definitions and techniques is important in providing clarity to the industry. Fortunately, industry efforts focusing …

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Linking up to the blockchain: Commerzbank’s Gerhard Schipp looks for banking collaboration in an article for TradeReady

Blockchain is not just for Bitcoin. In article for the TradeReady blog, Gerhard Schipp, Commerzbank’s Head of Product Management Trade & Supply Chain Finance, explains that distributed ledger technology could enhance the efficiency, transparency and security of cross-border trade transactions. He notes that applying blockchain to trade could also allow banks comprehensive, real-time overviews of …

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Deutsche Bank’s Andrew Reid in The Paypers: B2B payment innovation is possible only through collaboration

Andrew Reid explains in The Paypers that collaboration is needed for banks to achieve the same level of transformation and convenience in the B2B space that they have already delivered in the retail banking space. In an interview previously published in the B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide 2016, Reid says that …

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All Aboard – UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz discusses how large corporates can get the most out of their working capital management programmes in Global Banking and Finance Review

In the context of unprecedentedly low borrowing costs, and growing corporate emphasis on key performance indicators (KPI’s), large companies are increasingly utilising working capital management techniques such as supplier financing as a means of improving their balance sheet and enhancing trust, stability and efficiency in the supply chain. However, while large corporates increasingly recognise the …

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