Category Archives: Bank Financed

Fintech or House Bank for Early Payment Solutions: Key Differences

There are three buyer-centric solutions to facilitate early payment for suppliers: supply chain finance, dynamic discounting and commercial cards (p-cards, v-cards). Bank-developed solutions in this space rely heavily on companies using credit lines. The focal point tends to be on p-card solutions, not dynamic discounting. Why? P-cards generate much more in fee revenue than dynamic discounting, particularly if a client uses its own funds to facilitate early payment instead of a bank credit line. 

The slow extinction of paper based tools for trade finance

There’s been a lot of talk about the documents to support global trade and the underlying finance driven by these documents.  Letters of credit are […]

SMEs facing death of the bank overdraft

This is a guest post from Louise Beaumont, co-founder of Platform Black Overdrafts have long been the lifeblood of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) […]

Trade Credit versus Trade Finance – Is there a difference?

This is a confusing area and unfortunately many in the industry use these terms interchangeably.  As the Bank for International Settlements describes in their paper […]