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.
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. He exclusively announced the launch of a new product called CargoDocs Match, which will enable trade finance banks to continue to provide BPO-related solutions to their customers after SWIFT discontinues support for the Trade Services Utility (TSU) in 2020.
Today TFG record live from the ITFA Annual Meeting in Budapest. The conference covered developments within areas of supply chain finance, credit risk insurance and ever more creative risk distribution techniques, as well as the rise of fintech within the trade and open account environment.
The most recent version of the EU Federation (EUF’s) Industry Standard Whitepaper has been recently updated and published with the finalised market data for 2018
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, 11th June. Deepesh Patel, Editorial Director of TFG, spoke today on the Evolution of Receivables Finance at FCI’s 51st Annual Meeting held in Vietnam. Speaking on a panel chaired by Lionel Taylor, Trade Advisory Network, alongside Editorial Directors of BCR Publishing and Business Money, the panel gave an observer view on the evolution of factoring in Southeast Asia.
Final analysis of data collated by the EU Federation for the Factoring and Commercial Finance Industry (EUF) shows that in 2018 factoring and commercial finance volumes in the EU grew overall by 7.9% to €1.73 Trillion, 80% of which was domestic business and 20% international.
In 2018 the world factoring industry volume continued its upward trend with a total reported figure of over 2,767 billion euro representing over 6% growth compared to the previous year.
Invoice factoring is the practise whereby a third party factoring institution purchases a business’ outstanding invoice debt with a discount applied. This increases the availability of funds in the short-term for businesses, which is often crucial to the survival of small-to-medium sized businesses.
TFG spoke to Ibrahim Farag, CEO and founder of Diaspora International, about his ambitious plans to bridge the $1.5 USD trillion trade finance gap between underbanked nations in emerging markets and SMEs in more developed markets through a trust and recommendation-based model.
London, 20 February 2019 – Diaspora International announces plans to open a digital trade finance bank, adding to the challenger bank scene.
We had the pleasure of speaking to Mr R. Yüce Uyanik, a member of the FCI Legal Committee, on international factoring as a solution for the economic crisis on SMEs.… read more →
Hong Kong, 2 February 2019 – The year of the pig is starting and it looks to be an auspicious one in the world of invoice discounting, especially for Velotrade,… read more →
Following the FCI’s recent appointment of Mr Lin Hui, Chapter Director of NE Asia, we asked him about some of the top trends in China and beyond, the impact of… read more →
Following the FCI’s recent appointment of Ms. Betül Kurtulus, Chapter Director of Central & Eastern Europe, South East Europe (Balkans), and the Middle East, we asked her about some of… read more →