Category Archives: Alternative Finance

Using ERP data Makes a great Case for AI Invoice Analytics

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. ” – Arthur C. Clarke We can credit the phrase “Garbage in, garbage out” (GIGO) to George Fuechsel, an […]

Retraction: Earlier Coverage Concerning Aztec Exchange


We regret that Trade Financing Matters published two articles mentioning Aztec Exchange that featured information based on incomplete facts and analysis. These articles could have […]

SMBs Need Relationship-Based Financing and Alternative Providers Can Help

Trade Financing Matters welcomes this guest post from Calum Williamson, Managing Director/ President for Bibby Financial Services Canada More than half of small or medium-sized […]

Benchmarking FinTech Business Lending by Company Size

Why Company Size matters when it comes to adopting Alternative Finance We see various alternative finance techniques being offered to companies by size. Generally, size […]

Event triggered finance is still all about the Approved Invoice

I’ve received several questions around the evolution of finance available earlier in the source to pay cycle, such as PO finance and post shipment finance […]

B2B Marketplace Vendors Amazon, Paypal Finance Volume Underwhelms

Captive B2B Marketplace lenders look to mine data to finance sellers   The traditional Captive Finance companies – such as Deere Capital, CAT Financial, or GE Capital helped 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


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