Category Archives: Supply Chain Finance

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 […]

Forbes FinTech 50 Leader Aztec Exchange files for Liquidation

PayMe has filed for Liquidation Aztec Exchange, based in Ireland, wanted to be the invoice finance company for the Spanish speaking world, spreading itself into […]

Why don’t More Institutional Investors buy Supply Chain Finance Assets?

As someone said, its all about risk versus reward tradeoffs.   And that certainly applies to SCF.  Just what is SCF anyway?  Its like asking 5 […]

Will Treasurers Use Cryptocurrency to Pay Suppliers?

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There are many projects and proof of concepts going with Blockchain technologies and trade, that I tell a venture capitalist friend of mine that while […]

Funding Modern Supply Chain Finance: from Banks to Others

The recent views and comments in the press about the inflow of non-bank capital to Supply Chain Finance (SCF) markets has been more wishful thinking […]

Can FCIreverse avoid the same results as SWIFT’s Bank Payment Obligation?

Recently, FCI and Demica announced an interesting partnership. In my words, it went something like let Demica be the low cost platform for supply chain […]

5 Hypotheses Tested on Supplier Use of Supply Chain Finance

Recently, I participated in a webinar where Prof. David Wuttke of the EBS Business School presented highlights of his joint research together with Prof. Eve […]