Posts by Sophia Ahrel

Central and Eastern Europe: a fast-growing factoring market

The Central and Eastern European (CEE) banking market is one of the fasted growing and most dynamic in the world, with the region’s banks significantly outperforming their Western European counterpart’s profitability in recent years. One of the fasted growing areas is factoring, which is seeing double digit increases across the region. This is partly driven…

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25th April 2019: LendScape Global Conference 2019 (London)

LendScape Conference is now in it’s fifth year. Growing every year since its inception, the HPD LendScape conference is shaping up to be the largest yet. You will gain tremendous insight into the future vision and technology trends impacting the financial services and banking industry, and as well hear about how HPD LendScape is addressing key…

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6th – 7th March 2019: BCR – 19th RFIx Receivables Finance International Convention (London)

Receivables finance industry experts, government agencies, financiers, FinTechs, alternative finance platforms, banks, insurers, and corporates will be gathering in London for the 19th annual Receivables Finance International Convention (“RFIx“). RFIx is the receivables finance industry’s flagship event, which brings together market leaders and new entrants, providing an essential update on the latest invoice financing trends, market…

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24th – 25th January 2019: BCR – Supply Chain Finance Summit: (Amsterdam)

Now in its 4th year, this in-depth event tracks the transformation of supply chain finance (SCF); showcasing the latest innovations within the industry for both domestic and cross-border financing, examining the future of technology-enabled supply chain models, and driving the conversation on increasing access of SCF for SMEs and emerging markets. HPD LendScape is also a…

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The Era Of Open Banking – Opportunities And Challenges For 2019

As an enabler for increased competition and customer choice, open banking is transforming the banking sector for consumers, challenger banks, FinTechs and traditional players alike. The UK’s version of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), open banking is forcing UK banks to open their data sets via secure application programming interfaces (APIs), resulting in them…

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Why asset-based finance can help SMEs grow

The invoice finance and asset-based finance industry has provided more finance to British businesses in 2017/18 than ever before, according to data from UK Finance. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Businesses looking for newer, more efficient ways of funding their growth has led to advances increasing by 13% year-on-year to just over £22bn, the highest figure ever for the…

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