Category Archives: Alternative Finance

Why No One Has Proper Loss Data on Trade Receivables

I was recently asked if I had any good data on default rates of trade receivables. The question went something like is there any data […]

Providing Preshipment Finance to Resellers in Africa

I recently had an opportunity to catch up with Chris Hale from Kountable. Kountable is doing some real trade finance, providing preshipment finance to resellers […]

Is There a Middle Market Liquidity Gap? Post 2

It is common to hear about Financial institutions not lending to support buyers and sellers of goods, both domestically and cross border, and how this […]

Why supporting entrepreneurs and communities are essential?

Trade Financing Matters welcomes this guest post from Grace Leung Shing, CEO of Startwise a revenue-sharing crowdfunding platform that help individuals realize dreams, build companies […]

American Express Thinking Beyond the Card

American Express has long wanted companies to use cards – plastic, purchasing cards, virtual cards, ghost cards, you name it. The pitch to buyers to […]

Lending As A Service Changing the SMB Underwriting Game

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Community Banks Fight Back Against Marketplace Lenders   When the application process for a small business loan is harder to complete than an IRS tax […]

B2B Collateral Lenders – Meet the New B2B Information Lenders

Interviewer: HAL, you have an enormous responsibility on this mission, in many ways perhaps the greatest responsibility of any single mission element. You're the brain, […]

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 […]

Are Early Pay Techniques Eroding Receivables for Traditional Collateral Lenders?

Moab, Utah is one of my favorite places in the world. Arches National Park is an amazing place, and it was made via sandstone and […]

Where Tungsten Finance Goes Next: An Interview with Prabhat Vira

I had a chance to have a discussion with Prabhat Vira, who recently was appointed President of Tungsten Network Finance, the supply chain finance arm […]

How Blockchain Will Underpin the Future of Global Trade Finance

I am moderating a panel today on the above subject and there is certainly a lot of noise and seed funding going on in trade. […]

Highlights of The Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Chicago Booth School of Business recently collaborated on research […]