The first estimates for the factoring industry worldwide in 2019 have been announced today by the FCI Secretary General at BCR’s 20th RFIX event
TFG spoke to Elitza Kavrakova, Head of Institutional Clients East, and Martina Zimmerl at Raiffeisen Bank International on trade finance in CEE
In today’s world, cheques and paper invoices really ought to have taken their place in the Retro Hall of Fame, alongside vinyl, polaroid cameras and the Nokia 3210. Curiously, however, paper-based payment practices have shown serious staying power with cheques still accounting for 51% of B2B payments. Why? A few reasons, but principal among them is ‘fear of the unknown.’
With the growth of major players such as Ant Financial in Asia in 2019, TFG asked Accenture’s European Banking Lead, Cecile André Leruste, on her thoughts and predictions for trade and SCF in 2020, focusing on growth coming out of South Asia.
Michael Bickers, MD, BCR Publishing walked us through the trends in supply chain and receivables finance in 2019, arguably one of the most uncertain in the last decade. In an interview with TFG, Bickers gave his view on what’s in stock for SCF and receivables in the year ahead, commenting on APIs, blockchain and competitive growth in supply chain finance, in preparation for the BCR Supply Chain Finance Summit in Amsterdam this month.
We heard from BCG’s Sukand Ramachandran on the consequences of trade wars and Brexit for global trade, and what this could mean for 2020. Will there be a downturn or disruptive shock, or will innovation and new capital help trade in the next 12 months?
Shop Talk: TFG spoke to VP Trade & Supply Chain Finance ahead of 2020, to catch up on what kept tech giant Finastra on their feet in 2019, as well as hearing their top predictions for technology, trade and supply chain in 2020
Trade Finance Global sat down with several top experts in the trade, supply chain, and receivables industry to discuss their predictions for 2020.
Shop Talk: TFG sat down with Peter Mulroy, Secretary General of FCI, to discuss his views, from an FCI perspective on the factoring and SCF industry in 2019, as well as his thoughts for what could be in stock for 2020. Hold on tight!
As part of the wider strategic media partnership with BCR Publishing TFG are delighted to announce that we are supporting the leading provider of receivables finance market intelligence for three major events from their annual agenda, namely the Blockchain for Supply Chain Finance Masterclass, Receivables Finance International Convention and the RFIx 2020.
TFG structures a £500k revolving trade finance facility for a packaging company for an order of 34 million sustainable glass jars, moving towards a long term sustainable finance facility
Data collated by the EU Federation for the Factoring and Commercial Finance Industry (EUF) shows that in the first half 2019 factoring and commercial finance volumes in the EU grew by 9.3% from 2018 to €896 Billion.
TFG heard from Alexander Goulandris the co-CEO of essDOCS about the different solutions for paperless trade.
WOA is delighted to announce that the well-known Receivables Finance Industry expert John Brehcist (roundwindow consultancy services) will be working with Erik Timmermans and his colleagues to support the World of Open Account.
Anders la Cour, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Banking Circle looks at the challenges and opportunities ahead for financial institutions serving SMEs.