Category Archives: Supply Chain Finance

KYC for Supply Chain Finance is an Unmitigated Disaster

“Everyone has to take their shoes off at the airport.”   TSA Security   The title to this piece are strong words, and they are not […]

Carillion, Moodys and Accounting Transparency with Supply Chain Finance

Back in March, Moody’s came out with a note titled Carillion's collapse highlights shortcomings in the accounting for reverse factoring. Claiming the scale of the […]

What Finance Costs do Suppliers pay for Early Pay Finance?

Early pay options such as dynamic discounting, supply chain finance, and working capital platforms all offer a company a way to extinguish a receivable before […]

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 […]