Category Archives: Trade Credit Commentary

Update on Where Institutional Investors Can Buy Trade Receivables? – Non Bank Sources

The challenges in making a market for trade assets are several and significant. First, as an asset class, it is poorly understood by end investors. […]

Australia Leader Sites Corporate Extortion of Small Suppliers

In a 5 April article in the Australian publication The Age (which I encourage you to read here), Australia’s small business ombudsman Kate Carnell singles […]

Interest Rates Diverge and Impact Trade Finance


It’s timely to consider recent movements in both Libor and Treasuries given the recent noise around an upcoming Fed hike (the third in 10 years!). […]

Do you believe the Media Hype around Payment Term Extension?

There is no shortage of media hype around payment terms and big companies squeezing their suppliers.   Credit terms, which in the past were historically […]

Make Argentina Great Again

What America can learn from Argentina Trade Policy   I recently listened to a podcast from Planet Money titled “the Phone at the end of […]

Why Bank Supplier Onboarding for KYC Far Exceeds Fintech Efforts

Banks are requesting more KYC documents than ever before – clients can submit 5 to 100 docs during the onboarding process according to Thomson Reuters. […]

Next Crisis could be Catastrophic for Trade Finance

When we hear of gaps in trade finance, the cry is “do something”. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) runs a survey that quantifies the market […]

What B2B Fintech Indicator are you watching for 2017?

When I speak to banks privately, especially in the trade and treasury areas, many will admit to me their threat perception is very low with […]

5 Supply Chain & Trade Finance Wishes for 2017

Supply Chain Finance (SCF) and trade finance are topics that receive no shortage of discussion, expert opinion, vendor views, blog posts, conference events, and even […]

So we are now 3.57 Degrees of Separation – What does this mean for trade finance?

Trade Financing Matters welcomes this Guest Post by James Sinclair at Trade Finance Global, reporting on why connecting global supply chain finance and trade finance […]

China Trade Finance 2016: A closer look at the trends and issues shaping the market

TFM welcomes this guest post from Zennon Kapron, head of KapronAsia, which provides banking, capital markets, payments and cryptocurrency market research across Asia. The volume […]

Effective Supply Chain Management includes Tax Planning

Study by Americans for Tax Fairness and the Economic Policy Institute show Corporations pay less tax.    Tax planning is a big part of where […]