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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 challenges, positive forces are setting the scene for a promising 2019 and beyond. Over the last 12 months, the gap between growth in trade...

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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 a means of speeding up the cash conversion cycle. After careful consideration, treasury decided to implement a receivables finance...

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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 transactions faster, safer and more competitive. The company recently participated in a...

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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 discusses the shifting landscape of correspondent...

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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 easier said than done. A single purchase from end-to-end involves multiple departments, and...

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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 ‘successful’? And how can corporate treasurers select an effective provider? Anil Walia,...

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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: delay payments to suppliers while it rebuilt its cash reserve or look for a different...

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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 phrase is entirely applicable. Eleanor Hill, Editor, TMI, investigates whether dynamic...

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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 models, transactional and financial flows will undergo a paradigm shift impacting treasurers and banks alike. Open Banking is perhaps the...

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October 2017 7 Min Read

Head2Head: Aspects of Working Capital Management

Aspects of Working Capital Management By Bruce Meuli, Global Transaction Services Advisory Executive, EMEA and Jonathon Traer-Clark, Head of Strategy and Advisory, Global Transaction Services at Bank of America Merrill Lynch   Bruce and Jonathon debate...

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August 2017 16 Min Read

Waking the Sleeping Giant? The Potential for Trade Finance Transformation

Waking the Sleeping Giant? The Potential for Trade Finance Transformation    By Helen Sanders, Editor  There are few areas of modern life which have not seen radical change over the past two decades. The way we shop and communicate, the way we...

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March 2017 5 Min Read

BPO Boost Can Help UK Corporates Seize CEE Potential

BPO Boost Can Help UK Corporates Seize CEE Potential By David Vials, Head of Corporate Coverage, UK & Ireland, UniCredit UK corporates are increasingly looking outside the UK and Western Europe for growth – with the Central and Eastern European (CEE)...

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