September 2019 17 Min Read

Breaking Boundaries: Smart and Sustainable Supply Chain Finance

In an increasingly accountable business environment, corporates are looking for new ways to support their suppliers to adhere to...

August 2019 5 Min Read

Trading Up: Ringing the Changes in Trade Finance

These are heady days for the trade finance industry. An area of business that has gone largely unchanged for centuries, new technologies and market participants are now altering...

April 2019 4 Min Read

Working Capital Management: Where is my Cash and Why?

Technologies such as artificial intelligence have the potential to make it easier for treasurers to gain visibility and control over their cash. But simply investing in these...

January 2019 2 Min Read

Next Generation Trade Finance – Putting Innovation into Action

There’s never been a more exciting time to be in global trade. While the headlines continue to be dominated by geopolitical...

January 2019 6 Min Read

Room for Manoeuvre – Optimising Working Capital with Receivables Finance

With an eye on working capital efficiency, Meliá Hotels’ treasury team was looking to access faster and more flexible liquidity as...

January 2019 5 Min Read

Beefing Up Open Account Trade with Blockchain Technology

Moving and marketing in excess of 100,000 tonnes of meat products annually throughout the world, GPS Food Group was keen to find an innovative way to make its open account trade...

October 2018 4 Min Read

Building a Network of Networks

With solutions such as we.trade revolutionising supply-chain interactions, while others, such as Project Wilson, connect correspondent banks to facilitate working capital financing, Simone Del Guerra of UniCredit...

October 2018 5 Min Read

After 25 Years, SCF 1.0 Needs A Makeover

For supply chain finance (SCF) to progress and reach the next set of struggling suppliers, the model needs a rethink. We need SCF 2.0. Getting to grips with late payments is...

April 2018 7 Min Read

What Makes a Payables Finance Programme Successful?

In an increasingly competitive supply chain finance ecosystem – consisting of banks, non-banks, and a combination of the two – what makes a payables finance programme...

April 2018 8 Min Read

Using SCF to Address a Significant Working Capital Shortfall

Twelve months ago, a disruption in revenue streams meant that solar roofing company PetersenDean – when faced with an unexpected working capital shortfall – had a choice:...

March 2018 3 Min Read

Is Dynamic Discounting Worth a Second Look?

Whenever a vendor labels a solution as a ‘win-win’, treasurers naturally become suspicious. The hackles go up and the brain shuts down. In some cases, though, this well-worn...

November 2017 4 Min Read

Open Banking: Levelling the Digital Playing Field for Treasuries of Tomorrow

Digital platforms have begun to penetrate industries and alter supply chains. As traditional companies digitise their business...