January 2, 2024
Calling Invoice Finance Providers: Grow Your Business and Steal a March on Your Competitors

It's time for finance companies to review the opportunities for growth and risk mitigation to be had in shifting to Irrevocable Payment Undertakings (IPUs) in supply chain finance and commercial 'Buy Now Pay Later' (BNPL). In the August edition of Insight, I wrote about the game-changing Electronic Trade Data Act (ETDA) and its potential impact […]

Read More
November 6, 2023
FINATIV: INSIGHT

November 2023 As we move into the latter part of the year, it’s right to think about 2024 and the opportunities that it will bring.  THE hot topic right now is AI and in Simon Potts, we’re lucky to have someone in the team who’s been a global leader in this field. His article is full […]

Read More
October 31, 2023
Should Trade Finance Be a Standard Offering in an Asset Finance Company's Portfolio?

In the past few Finativ newsletters, I have highlighted an issue that has largely gone unnoticed in the finance sector - a formidable funding gap for businesses. It's reported that, pre-COVID, smaller businesses in the UK faced a £56 billion trade finance shortfall, a void which has potentially widened in the aftermath of the pandemic. On […]

Read More
August 31, 2023
FINATIV: INSIGHT

September 2023 In this latest edition of “Insight” we highlight the hidden yet substantial benefits of supporting internationally trading businesses, while explaining how the newly passed Electronic Trade Documentation Act creates significant opportunities for early-adopting finance providers in an already underserved market. For businesses feeling the pressure of commercial challenges, we dig into the benefits […]

Read More
August 29, 2023
The Overlooked Benefits of Supporting International Traders

In our previous article, we discussed the major funding gap faced by UK businesses engaged in international trade and called on financial institutions to view this as an opportunity. There are compelling reasons why focusing on international traders can benefit banks. Research by major banks has revealed that businesses trading internationally generate significantly higher income […]

Read More
August 29, 2023
"The most important Bill you have never heard of" - Lord Holmes of Richmond

On 20th July, The Electronic Trade Document Act was passed in the UK. It allows any electronic trade documents that can function like paper to be treated like paper. So why is the trade finance industry so excited by the adoption of the UNCITRAL Modern Law on Electronic Transferable Records in the UK and soon […]

Read More
June 1, 2023
FINATIV: INSIGHT

June 2023 In this newsletter, we focus on four areas to drive value for finance providers.  To develop a coherent ESG strategy, the new ISO standard 32210 provides a structured, holistic methodology.  For finance companies seeking growth, Trade Finance (and its simplification) presents new opportunities.  For those seeking expertise, see how our new advisory product […]

Read More
May 31, 2023
Navigating the Untapped Potential of Trade Finance

Behind the headlines about inflation and interest rate hikes is an issue that has largely gone unnoticed in the finance sector - a formidable funding gap for businesses. It's reported that pre-COVID, smaller businesses in the UK faced a £56 billion shortfall, a void which has potentially widened in the aftermath of the pandemic. On […]

Read More