Learning Centre: All About Trade Finance

For the novice and the industry experts alike. Cashflow control, loans matters, and risk management translated into actionable insights. 

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Purchase Order Financing Guide

What is Purchase Order Financing?

Purchase Order Financing is an alternative way to access working capital. Purchase Order Finance gives corporates borrowing alternatives. SMEs can access funds to pay the suppliers before invoicing the buyers. Cash flow problems represent significant issues for small...
Invoice Financing Onboarding Process

Velotrade’s Onboarding Process

Velotrade has a straightforward and thorough onboarding process. Every user must complete the onboarding before they can get access to the platform. This measure prevents fraud and guarantees the safety of both sellers and investors. On this guide, we will explain the...
E-Commerce Financing Guide

What Is E-Commerce Financing?

E-commerce financing is a funding solution that provides business loans to web-based merchants (shops). eCommerce lending helps online sellers grow, cover marketing expenses and increase sales.Online sellers use E-commerce funding to stabilise the cash flow and to...
Import Finance Guide

What is Import Finance?

Import financing includes financial transactions that are destined to provide funding for the purchase of goods into one country from another one. Importing and exporting are quite complex transactions. Due to all the logistics involved, there’s usually a long time...
Invoice Trading Guide

What is Invoice Trading?

Invoice trading is a process in which a business borrows money from an investor using its unpaid invoices, also known as account receivables, as a collateral or guarantee of payment. Here is a quick example: John owes a small office supply company that offers...
Working Capital Financing Guide

What Is Working Capital Financing?

Working capital financing is when a business borrows money to cover relatively small expenses such as day-to-day operations and payroll, rather than the purchase of equipment or real estate. This is a common practice for businesses with an inconsistent monthly cash...

Trade Finance 1.01

What is Trade Finance?

Trade Finance facilitates import and export activities and international trade transactions. It allows corporates and S.M.E....

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Velotrade marketplace: invoice discounting explained

Invoice discounting is a process in which a business sells an invoice to a third party, usually called a financing company


What is Supply Chain Financing?

What is Supply Chain Financing?

Supply chain finance (SCF) is an essential chapter of Supply Chain Management. It connects buyers & sellers with financing institutions. As a result, it helps corporates to lower financing costs and improving efficiency....

What is Invoice Discounting?

What is Invoice Discounting?

Invoice discounting is a process in which a business sells an invoice to a third party, usually called a financing company. Immediately after selling an invoice, the business gets a percentage of the amount billed to the...

What is Invoice Financing?

What is Invoice Financing?

Invoice financing is when an invoice is sold to a third party by a business after selling a good or providing a service. Invoice financing helps businesses operations by providing them with immediate cash flow based on their...

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What is Export Finance?

Export financing is a cash flow solution for exporters. Export Finance facilitates the commerce of goods internationally. The...

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What is Asset Finance?

What is asset finance?Asset finance is a way of financing the purchase of an asset. An asset is a resource or a property owned...

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escrow account main actors: buyer, escrow agent, seller

What is an Escrow Account?

The set-up of an escrow agreement solves many of the trust issues existing between counterparts who have limited information about each other. An escrow account is set up by a reputable financial institution: the buyer will be more comfortable to send funds to such an...
Incoterms 2020 description and detailed risk transfer from seller to buyer

What are InCoTerms 2020?

Incoterms are universally recognised rules. They guide buyers and sellers when formulating and fulfilling a contract for the shipment of goods. A careful study of INCOTERMS 2020 will repay the effort by enabling more favourable trade terms. It allows the manufacturer...

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