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Financial Supply Chain

In the world of international trade, the process of exchanging payments, information and documents between buyers, sellers, banks, and other involved parties is becoming increasingly important for financial institutions. This community aims at presenting views and innovative ideas related to this financial supply chain space.

Arun Poojari

Arun Poojari Co-Founder and CEO at Cashinvoice

Large corporates incentivize their supply chain partners to ensure ESG practices in the value chain

In the heartbeat of commerce, a silent revolution is underway. No longer confined to the realms of corporate jargon, "Sustainability" has evolved into a guiding principle propelling multinational giants into uncharted territories. Beyond rhetoric, these corporations are actively embracing environmental and social responsibility, thereby ...

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Iain MacLennan

Iain MacLennan Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance at Finastra

2024: will this be the year of truly digital trade?

The trade finance industry is on a modernization journey. Reflecting on 2023, the year ahead will see the digitalization of trade finance take center stage. And it’s about time. With an expected focus on regulation, challenges will be seen across the board as the adoption of AI and ML continues to rise. So what can we expect from 2024? Digitizing...

Kalyan Basu

Kalyan Basu MD and CEO of Vayana Trade Xchange at Vayana Trade Xchange

MLETR – A pioneering reform and its potential to transform global trade and finance

Negotiable Instruments have played an enduring and pivotal role in the financial landscape. Operating on the principle of irrevocable and unconditional promise to pay along with characteristics of transferability by endorsement and delivery. The recognition of these instruments and acceptability cutting across nations makes them an integral part o...

Nick Green

Nick Green Director at Purple Patch Broking Ltd

Navigating the Data Divide in Credit Risk Management

Despite the risks and compliance issues, a worrying number of lenders grapple with incomplete and inaccurate data. The consequences influence everything from individual decision-making to broader consumer impacts, culminating in defaults and fluctuating profits. This disparity gives rise to a data divide: ● On one side, we have lenders harne...

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Nick Green

Nick Green Director at Purple Patch Broking Ltd

Beyond price: How to optimise credit data contracts

When it comes to credit data contracts, negotiating price is just one element. Aspects like contract flexibility, technological adaptability, and capped RPI strategies can dramatically influence your competitive edge and operational efficiencies. Unfortunately, there’s a catch. Understanding the options available to you remains opaque. The good new...

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Arun Poojari

Arun Poojari Co-Founder and CEO at Cashinvoice

MSMEs Need External Support Factors and Invoice Factoring Solutions to Participate in Global Trade

As of August 2022, India's total export tally is estimated to have reached USD 57.47 billion, exhibiting a growth of 6.75% over August 2021. Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) contribute significantly to this number. With over 63 million MSME firms spread across the country, the Indian MSME sector contributes 40% of the country’s total ...

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Nick Green

Nick Green Director at Purple Patch Broking Ltd

How fintechs are negotiating RPI-linked reductions in bureau data contracts

While the consumer price index measure of inflation hit 9.9% in the year to August 2022, marking a small fall, following a 40-year-high of 10.1% in July – it is still well above the Bank of England’s 2% target. The squeeze on business operating costs is also reflected in the latest retail prices index (RPI), as it hit 12.3%. Fintechs are absorbing...

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Nick Green

Nick Green Director at Purple Patch Broking Ltd

How collaborative procurement creates cost savings for credit providers

Credit and procurement teams are now facing a huge number of pressures when it comes to delivering the best customer service while cutting costs internally at the same time. The rising costs of utilities and fuel combined with low interest rates and unsustainable cost-income ratios means that organisations need to look to cut costs without comprom...

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Nick Green

Nick Green Director at Purple Patch Broking Ltd

Fintechs: Here’s how to compare bureau data pricing for credit risk product

The credit data landscape is more competitive than ever with fintechs leveraging innovations like Open Banking. Plus, new unsecured lending options like BNPL are even overtaking credit card use. But with credit bureaux charging organisations different prices for the same data, there’s a much greater need for fintechs to understand how their contra...

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Nick Green

Nick Green Director at Purple Patch Broking Ltd

Credit Data Negotiations: How Fintech’s get the best prices mid-contract and at renewal

Recent changes to consumer borrowing behaviour, risk adversity and economic uncertainty have caused a major shift in the credit risk industry. And quite frankly, a much needed change! Credit Bureau contracts have simply become outdated and calls for change mean that data contracts must change to allow the procurement and credit risk teams within f...

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