Category Archives: Trade Credit Commentary

The Haves and Have Nots for Finance

All I ever hear about is Gaps in Finance. This creates our haves and have nots.  There is: The SME funding gap – According to […]

There are just too many Supply Chain Finance Conferences

I get asked the question what supply chain finance conferences one should go to a lot. And really there are no shortage of conferences with […]

How are Companies Investing their Surplus Cash?

J.P. Morgan Global Liquidity Investment PeerViewSM recently conducted a survey of 400 CIOs, treasurers and other senior decision-makers. When I perused the JPM liquidity survey, […]

Considering life in a post-bank world

Trade Financing Matters welcomes this Guest Post by George Mitchell, senior conference producer at Global Trade Review “Digital is the main reason just over half […]

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 […]