Olea , Refinitiv and Seabridge TFX have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to transform trade finance by offering a range of short-term trade finance solutions for suppliers dealing with large buyers.
Many suppliers may have limited access to trade finance which could potentially constrain their growth. They may also want a diversified portfolio on their funding sources. A recent report by the Asian Development Bank highlights that 40% of trade finance applications rejected by banks were from small and medium enterprises.
The three organisations bring their respective expertise to this collaboration: Olea brings its robust risk management practices, structuring and distribution capabilities to tap alternative liquidity pool, Refinitiv contributes through its access to supply chain communities, and Seabridge TFX offers technology to manage risks leveraging real-time information and alternative data feeds from Refinitiv that cover the entire trade cycle in addition to the close proximate access to suppliers.