Our Editor, Deepesh Patel, sat down with Meera Saunders, Underwriter within the Trade Finance team at AIG to discuss the complexities of AIG’s new instrument: a trade credit bridge.
Never have fragmented reactions, as seen to recent global crises, be that Covid-19, climate change or geopolitical power shifts, illustrated better the acute need to have sustainable strategies in place.
Open account business drives economic activity worldwide, and during times of volatility, uncertainty and of course, the pandemic, the need for solutions when it comes to receivables finance has never been more pronounced.
The supply chain finance industry has been faced with a choice: increase disclosure or continue to face criticism.
The first estimates for the factoring industry worldwide in 2020 have been announced today by the FCI’s Peter Mulroy. Factoring declines were recorded in most regions except Asia Pacific.
Factoring, as an important method to extend credit, is a type of financial transaction where the creditor assigns its receivables to an assignee at a discount. In recent years, there has been a large growth of factoring transactions around the world.
WTO, TFG and ICC have today launched their latest publication ‘Accelerating trade digitalization to support MSME financing’
We take a dive into the world of Letters of Credit (LCs) and Standby Letters of Credit – some of the essential tools in cross-border trade transactions.
Trade credit insurance remains critical in the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s why.
Teaching businesses to unlock working capital and grow their operations through factoring education programmes (FCI)
As MSMEs are weaned off fiscal support, a radical new attitude to how they access working capital will be needed more than ever.
Trade receivables securitisation to the rescue? Businesses will need to become securitisation savvy if we are to plug the trade finance gap
As Africa enters a revolutionary period of intra-continental trade, factoring will be crucial to the growth of MSMEs.
The resilience of global supply chains lies with…ANY IDEAS? Alexander Malaket explains what COVID-19 means for future access to trade finance
The very public implosion of a high-flying boutique finance firm has left ripples in the Supply Chain Finance industry. Should we reverse this outcome?