On the cusp of momentous change, the trade finance ecosystem is experiencing a significant restructure with the introduction of new technologies and market participants. In an unpredictable economy, treasurers need to adapt their initiatives to conform to new global trade dynamics.
Treasury and supply chain disruption caused by external factors is nothing new, but recent developments may be making it the new normal. Therefore, the ability to switch technology and supply chains to new locations/suppliers with the minimum of upheaval is becoming a business imperative. This applies not just to the physical supply chain but also the financial one that underpins it, which presents corporate treasuries with significant additional challenges.
In an increasingly competitive supply chain finance ecosystem – consisting of banks, non-banks, and a combination of the two – how best can corporate treasurers select an effective payables finance programme provider? Deutsche Bank suggest three simple questions that corporates can ask.
A lasting partnership between Bahrain-headquartered AIG and BNP Paribas has kick-started a number of long-term digitisation and automation initiatives, resulting in improved finance and treasury processes.