Category Archives: Risk Management

Is trade credit insurance always good value?

This is always a good question for any company to ask with a critical mass of diverse pools of receivables. Of course the answer will […]

BNP Paribas fine a wakeup call to Vendors, Supplier Networks offering finance

The recent $8.9 billion dollar fine assessed on BNP for funneling money into Sudan, Iran, etc. for many years has implications for supplier networks, einvoicing […]

Export Import Bank – Corporate Welfare or Export Champion?

The question of whether the US government is likely to withdraw support from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is pushing the […]

ICC Trade Loss Registry – Not Credible to Investors in Trade Receivables

I know I won’t be popular with this post, but I never choose the popularity route. To me, I’ll take quality over quantity any day. […]

Why Walmart or P&G Don’t Have a $10bn Supply Chain Finance Program

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Large global corporations like Nestlé, Unilever, and Proctor & Gamble spend billions on ingredients, commodities, chemicals, and indirect services. Their payment terms create receivables on their suppliers’ balance sheets. These three companies alone spend $150 billion plus (P&G spends $50bn, Unilever $35bn, Nestlé $70bn). So why don’t these companies have huge supply chain finance programs to pay their suppliers with cheap Libor-based money? This paper addresses the challenges with setting up a supply chain finance program, the myriad of legal agreements required, and onboarding.

Best Practices around Lien search

Products that help Customers obtain financial support for trade transactions on an open account basis include  Supply Chain Financing, Receivables Purchase/Discounting Facilities, and Silent Payment […]

Best Practices amongst Vendors providing Supplier Financial Risk Analysis

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Supplier financial risk is a key challenge for Purchasing organizations.  I believe that conventional financial analysis lacks the ability to predict supplier failure, as it […]

SWIFTs Marathon to make the Bank Payment Obligation a success

For the last several years, SWIFT has been working with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on a product to enable banks to handle some […]

CFP International provides an easier way for Small Business Importers to issue Letters of Credit

Let’s face it, no one likes to use a Letter of Credit – we’ve covered this in a series of posts. See the four part […]

Why investors are reluctant to finance invoices on Supplier Networks

Michael J. Clain is a lawyer with Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP and works in their financial services practice. Supplier networks are ready to […]

Purchase Order Finance, the tough Nut to Crack

Most of the innovation and initiatives around early payment focus on Post Shipment finance, that is, when the seller has shipped and invoiced the Buyer.  […]

Eight Risks to manage when Buying Trade Receivables

Michael J. Clain is a lawyer with Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP and works in their financial services practice. One way to compare receivables […]