Is Bank Small Business Lending Making a Comeback at Expense of Fintech?

Many of the Fintech lending initiatives have been dead set on helping the poor small business (“SMB”) that in the past had to borrow on […]

Next Crisis could be Catastrophic for Trade Finance

When we hear of gaps in trade finance, the cry is “do something”. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) runs a survey that quantifies the market […]

Is Bank funding insufficient to meet demand for Supply Chain Finance?

I have had this question asked to me a few times by bankers and others interested in knowing if supply chain finance arrangers/ funding sources, […]

What B2B Fintech Indicator are you watching for 2017?

When I speak to banks privately, especially in the trade and treasury areas, many will admit to me their threat perception is very low with […]

5 Supply Chain & Trade Finance Wishes for 2017

Supply Chain Finance (SCF) and trade finance are topics that receive no shortage of discussion, expert opinion, vendor views, blog posts, conference events, and even […]

Will Direct Subsidies to Corporates Replace Exim Bank?

For the last year, Exim Bank has been unable to approve transactions benefiting the GEs, Boeings, Caterpillars and other large corporates. Why? When Congress reauthorized […]

How Federated Investors invests in Trade Finance Assets

Louis: Looking good, Billy Ray! Billy Ray: Feeling good, Louis! Trading Places (1983) Trading Places was one of my all-time favorite movies. I mean the […]

B2B Marketplaces Leave Buyers – Sellers Empty on Finance

Alan Turing: I like solving problems, Commander. And Enigma is the most difficult problem in the world. Commander Denniston: Enigma isn't difficult, it's impossible. The […]