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What is an Escrow Account?

What is an escrow account?Escrow is used when funds are held by an impartial, respectable and jointly-appointed third party. The escrow agent will transfer the funds only once the counterparts agree on the satisfactory quality of the product. The set-up of an...

Most Common Cash Flow Problems

Most Common Cash Flow Problems Cash flow problems can kill even the most profitable of businesses. Multinational and Small-Medium sized companies alike struggle to maintain a healthy cash flow. Therefore, identifying the causes is essential for sustainable...

Invoice Factoring for Small Businesses

Invoice Factoring For Small BusinessesTo beat competitors and make products or services more attractive, many businesses sell on credit terms, allowing their clients to pay for the goods sold on a later date. This practice is commonly used for transactions...

What is Working Capital Financing?

What is Working Capital Financing?Working Capital Financing is when a business borrows money to cover day-to-day operations and payroll rather than purchasing equipment or investment. Working capital financing is a common practice for businesses with an...

ESG Driven Velotrade

ESG Driven VelotradeVelotrade’s Sustainable Digital Trade Finance platform offers financing services to exporters globally, matching investors willing to advance funds to this alternative asset class. Velotrade has now adjusted its core business to serve ESG...

Sustainable Growth with ESG

Sustainable Growth with ESG As the world faces an array of problems due to human’s excessive consumption habits, our society is increasingly shifting towards sustainable growth. Growing concerns for environmental issues have caused companies to initiate...

The Emergence of Sustainable Trade Finance

The Emergence of Sustainable Trade FinanceESG is the analysis of the ethical impact and sustainability of a venture, while sustainable financing refers to the implementation of this analysis into an investment strategy. Sustainable finance weights...

ESG Investing is the Way Forward

ESG Investing is the Way ForwardGrowing awareness of ESG across organisations has increased investment in ESG assets. Positive brand reputation and better long-term financial returns are critical drivers of this shift.  Investors are now trying to mitigate...

High profile defaults in the world of Trade Finance

High profile defaults in the world of Trade FinanceOne of the most glamorous and successful alternative trade finance companies has filed for insolvency and is facing possible bankruptcy. The company grew at breakneck speed and dazzled many established...

The GameStop Stock Saga

The GameStop Stock SagaThe ongoing GameStop stock trading saga has caused chaos on Wall Street - but it has also positively highlighted how open financial markets are becoming today. When hedge funds bet against the GameStop share price, they didn’t bargain on...

2021 Investment Outlook

2021 Investment OutlookCentral banks first introduced low interest rates following the 2008 global financial crisis. They have remained in place due to stubbornly weak economic growth and low inflation. As base rates have moved closer to zero, the likelihood...

What is the Iceberg Illusion in Financial Markets?

What is the Iceberg Illusion in Financial Markets?Usage: The Iceberg Illusion is a deception in which only a small perceptible part of a much larger problem is visible (the tip of the Iceberg); the remaining 90% of the iceberg lies hidden under water as an...

Cash Flow Discipline for Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis

Cash Flow Discipline for Surviving the COVID-19 CrisisFar worse in terms of economic impact than the US-China Trade War , the Covid-19 pandemic is a black swan event that is likely to surpass the 2007-8 financial crisis. Starting with factory closures in...

The Perils of Investing in a Fully-Valued Market

The Perils of Investing in a Fully-Valued MarketHow less-correlated assets can re-balance your portfolio  As we begin the New Year of the Rat, one prediction is easy to make: investors are unlikely to match the double digit returns of the last 12 months, when...

What is the value of Trade Credit Insurance?

What is the value of Trade Credit Insurance?Trade volumes have grown exponentially in recent decades, and while globalisation has brought greater profitability to Asian manufacturers, it has also created much more intensive competition for new business orders...