Fintech Firms Nimbly Moving Into Rather Massive Global Trade Financing Market

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Mercator Advisory Group reports that supply chain finance is more accessible than ever and expanding through broadened fintech solution models.

Banks continue to play a primary role for liquidity in trade finance solutions, most typically in traditional trade, but technology advances in alternative finance are now more firmly in the hands of both recent start-ups and mature fintechs.

The ongoing digital transformation of business-to-business (B2B) payments has been well chronicled by Mercator Advisory Group. Part of that transformation can be found in the advancement of alternative cash cycle finance capabilities, led by nonbank financial technology (fintech) vendors during the past 10 year. There is much debate about the actual opportunity for supply chain finance, probably as much as is there is confusion around the definitions. In the view of Mercator Advisory Group, the market is globally robust with a more than trillion dollars of estimated available open account financing still ripe for working capital improvements on either side of the supply chain.

In a new research report, Supply Chain Finance: Fintech Vendor Overview, Mercator Advisory Group delves into the current state of this global market and some of the varied fintech solutions available for companies of all sizes.

"Mercator Advisory Group continues to advocate that corporations of all sizes improve their working capital expertise and systems flexibility to help achieve optimal cash management results. These capabilities have been greatly modernized by the financial technology industry during the past 10 years” commented Steve Murphy, Director of Mercator Advisory Group’s Commercial and Enterprise Payments Advisory Service, author of the report. “We also believe that banks continue to play a primary role for liquidity in trade finance solutions, most typically in traditional trade, but technology advances in alternative finance are now more firmly in the hands of both recent start-ups and mature fintechs, who often represent the client-facing solutions accessed and used by both corporates and banks.”

Highlights of the report include:

  • A current view and estimate for the potential size of the supply chain finance market
  • A breakdown of how varied technology solutions are applied using different methods
  • Profiles of 7 fintech providers including the key products and services offered
  • Case summaries of product implementations across varied and unique business scenarios

The document is 23 pages long and contains 7 exhibits.

Companies mentioned in this report include: ADF (GCSF), AGCO, Demica, GawkBox, Infor (GT Nexus), PrimeRevenue, PUMA, Smurfit Kappa, Taulia, Tipalti, Tradeshift, and Vodafone.

Members of Mercator Advisory Group's Commercial and Enterprise Payments Advisory Service have access to this report as well as upcoming research for the year ahead, presentations, analyst access, and other membership benefits.

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About Mercator Advisory Group
Mercator Advisory Group is the leading independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world's largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal PaymentsJournal.com.

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