Trade Finance Innovation

Trade Finance Innovation is a key topic for corporate treasurers. It remains a priority area where developments have been too modest in comparison to other sectors, despite importance in facilitating international business. There are issues of modern life which have not shown radical changes and transformations over the last decades. The way we deal, we shop, we hedge, we lend, or we pay, for example, have changed significantly. Why shouldn't Trade Finance also deliver its full potential of transformation? The Global Financial Crisis perfectly illustrates the value of Trade Finance to increase predictability of cash-flows, release working capital from supply chain and most importantly to manage related risks of this chain.

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