Are Banks Gaming Capital Rules? – Basel IV & Trade Finance

Capital Management is a serious issue at banks. The overall goal is to ensure banks and their subsidiaries have sufficient capital consistent with each entity’s […]

How Negative Rates impact Trade Finance and Business Credit


The European community, Japan and now even US Treasuries (if you consider currency hedges) have moved into negative territory. The ECB started this process two […]

Putting the Big Squeeze on Australian Payment Practices

Brace yourself for impending change through a dire need for innovation in supply chain finance. As George Papanikolopoulos, Head of Supply Chain Innovation at Timelio […]

Why Most Networks Aren’t Capable of Handling Global Trade

For most vendors that provide supplier networks to enable einvoicing, document handling and exchange, supplier portals, most solutions covers indirect spend well. Whether you are […]

Are Trade Pacts (and the Trans Pacific Partnership) really the Villian?

Driving in my car, I listened to an interesting rebuttal on why the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is actually a big benefit to most in […]

Intercompany Debt Transfers at Risk with New IRS Proposal

The whole issue of tax inversions, or companies relocating to offshore locations to gain better tax treatment has been front and center this presidential election. […]

4 Techniques to Manage the Risk When Advancing Payments to Suppliers


In bond parlance, if rates fall there is a higher risk of debtors paying off their bonds if they are callable and refinancing at lower […]

Sustainability Finance

We are well beyond a growing awareness of the various environmental risks brought about by deforestation, water rights, water shortages, climate change, greenhouse gases, etc. […]