Category Archives: Supply Chain Finance

Payable Finance Myths & the Digital Age -Top Priorities of Major Providers

During the Lendit Fintech USA conference that I spoke at last week on digital supply chain finance lending, the attendees biggest interest was in two […]

Banks Need to Improve Predictive Analytics for Supply Chain Finance Programs

Dickie Greenleaf: Everyone should have one talent. What’s yours? Tom Ripley: Forging signatures, telling lies … impersonating practically anybody. Dickie Greenleaf: That’s three. Nobody should […]

Why Bank Originated Supply Chain Finance is Like the 1% Movement (and will it change?)

When it comes to supply chain finance (“SCF”) as many know, the supplier onboarding process for bank originated SCF programs is worse than a root […]

Using Supply Chain Finance as a Risk Management Tool

Think about if for a minute. Why would a company want to take early pay finance offers from its own Customers.  There could be a […]

If Supply Chain Finance is to Grow, Where are the Banks?

Everyone going to Supply Chain Finance conferences hears the stories of how popular SCF has become and how many lenders are looking to move downstream […]

Why Supplier Acceptance Rates Still Struggle with Traditional Bank Funded Supply Chain Finance

"On the Internet, no one knows you’re a dog" ... Peter Steiner Know Your Customer (“KYC”) has been a big inhibitor for banks in providing both […]

Phasing out Libor & Potential Impact on Supply Chain Finance Programs

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced in July that LIBOR will be phased out by year end 2021. According to a recent report by […]

Samsung Creates 450M Supplier Financing Fund, I Think!

So did you hear the one about borrowing money for free to pay your own suppliers? That’s similar to the 9+ trillion in negative yielding bonds […]

Flexible Funding No longer an Option for Large Corporate Early Pay Platforms

Many large Corporates now run multiple early pay finance programs, doing a bit of dynamic discounting over here, pcards for some smaller suppliers, some supply […]

The Challenge in Diversifying Supply Chain Finance Funding Sources

As Adam Dener, managing principal at Fermat Capital Management, conveyed on our recent webinar Funding Modern Supply Chains, understanding how investors approach the risk-reward of SCF […]

5 Areas Where Alternative Finance & Traditional Lending Differ

What keeps most CFOs and Treasurers up at night? Is it rising interest rates?  Or bumping up against their credit revolvers or even bank covenants?  […]

Orbians Experience with Non bank Investors in Supply Chain Finance Structures

Noted bank robber Willie Sutton explained why he robbed banks. Willie replied, “I rob banks because that's where the money is.”  Once true for supply chain finance as […]