The Buyer’s Request for Quotation (RFQ) and the responding Seller’s Quotation (QTO) need not be a kabuki dance event that only creates the appearance of engaging in a transaction.
Wirecard is suspected of misleading investors through aggressive accounting practices including inflating sales and revenue in order to appear to be performing better than it is actually doing.
Many new fintechs are fielding trade transaction cloud platforms that combine video technology with non-bank trade finance that is going to fill the vacuum created by the banking industry.
EIPP in combination with blockchain can help banks avoid duplicate Invoice Financing and perform dedupe effectively.
There is immense synergy to be unlocked between SMEs and trade finance funds by working closely together and developing relationships that allow for a level of comfort on both sides of the coin to be developed over time.
With competitive digital economy, Colombia will be able to plan for post-pandemic recovery and strengthen regional economies to adopt smart solutions linked to the Internet of Things that allow them to compete in global value chains.
The Local Currency System – SML – resurfaces as an alternative to recover trade flows not only in the Mercosur but also in other regions of the world which can implement it.
DeFi has unleashed a wave of innovation, offering exciting opportunities and the potential to create a truly open, transparent, and immutable financial infrastructure.
SMEs need to re-think their innovation strategy including digitalisation as the pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital technology in trade.
Only through collaboration and interoperability with other key technologies like AI, RPA, and the IoT will the path of consortia be effective in making trade finance truly digital.
If regulators and established FIs are to place their faith – and their capital – in Blockchain, it must have a financial crime control framework to match efficiency of the solutions blockchain offers.
Farmers are losing money regardless of their size, defaulting on existing facilities, and as such financiers are exiting structured commodity finance due to credit and compliance risks.
Collective action by sector players concentrating on continuing education, enabling women’s access to financial markets, and directing women to more value-added businesses can be a solution to remove barriers and promote women in trade.
Considering the stakes involved in managing the AML/KYC compliances are high, banks/ FI should carefully assess the options available with them and look holistically to mitigate the risk.
SMEs need to explore innovative financing options like trade credit insurance as they plan and prepare for the “new normal”.