On January 26th and 27th, the “Supply Chain Finance Summit” was held once again, BCR’s annual event where the latest trends in the sector are shown and where the leaders of the trade finance industry share their ideas.
Roberto Gutiérrez (CEO – Alvantia) For the World Factoring Yearbook – BCR publication in association with FCI
It is not easy to talk about tools to generate liquidity for companies and economic crises when the world is going through the worst pandemic that most of us have ever known. This article is being written in early April in Madrid, Spain which is quite clearly one of the places most affected by this situation.
From this forum of opinion and ideas, that is the Alvantia Blog, we would like to put forward our humble vision of the situation in which we are currently embroiled, and will continue to experience over the next few days and weeks. We will look at this in a strictly economic and financial context and particularly from the point of view of a simple analysis and forecast of what may happen in the coming months, specifically, the liquidity that the network of SMEs and the self-employed will need.
It’s a fact that there are new technological trends that are
currently revolutionising the financial markets. The term Blockchain has
become an everyday word in practically everyone’s vocabulary, as it refers to
the technology being used by the banking sector to reinvent itself.
On 10 and 11 May, the Spanish Factoring Association (AEF) held its thirty-fourth General Meeting, an event sponsored by Alvantia, bringing together the main stakeholders in Commercial Financing in Spain, in order to showcase the sector’s activities. The Parador in Cádiz was the venue chosen for this year’s edition, which highlighted the sector’s favourable results in a year marked by economic growth and the 30th anniversary of the AEF.(more…)
What are Fintechs and how do they affect the consumers of financial products and services? Although the term has become popular in recent years, it originated two decades ago, when new Internet-based payment systems started to emerge. For example, Paypal, founded in 1998, has been considered as one of the first Fintechs.