Report: logistics service providers are shaping the future of supply chain finance

Report: logistics service providers are shaping the future of supply chain finance

According to a recently released report by The Paypers – B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide 2017 – logistics service providers are shaping the future of supply chain finance, presenting promising opportunities for enhanced collaboration and integration between the physical and financial supply chain.

In its newly published report, The Paypers, in association with the Supply Chain Finance Community and Innopay, dives into the transformative ecosystems of transaction banking, supply chain finance, e-invoicing, and B2B payments, offering exclusive insights from expert contributors. The new B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide 2017 explores several different topics likely to be of particular interest within the budding Logistics and Fintech community.

The new report is split into two distinct sections – the first, and more extensive of these is devoted to thought leadership, and is split into four key sub-sections exploring the following themes: digital transaction banking, B2B payments, e-invoicing, and supply chain finance. The second section of the report presents detailed company profiles for each of the dozen or more companies that contributed to the 2017 guide by providing research findings and other relevant expertise.

The first section of The Paypers’ new report is dedicated to transaction banking and B2B payments. Among other things, the section offers valuable insights on topics related to digital transaction banking, such as:

  • What shapes transaction banking: the journey towards customer centricity by Innopay & BNY Mellon
  • The benefits of digital solutions for (currently underserved) corporate customers by Aite Groupe & Nordea
  • What banks are doing to prepare for upcoming PSD2 regulations / Open Banking & APIs
  • KYC & the 4th AML directive by Deutsche Bank, Accenture, and Data Derivatives


In a section that brings focus to the latest trends and developments in B2B payments, topics included, for instance:


  • Forces currently driving B2B payments: Instant Payments by Tieto & UniCredit
  • Unified APIs by NACHA
  • Drivers for banks and corporates in developing payment strategies by Strategic Treasurer
  • Opportunities in European commercial card and payments by CleverAdvice


Supply Chain Finance & other relevant themes


In a section dedicated to supply chain finance (SCF), contributing authors from the SCF Community help shed light on the ways that logistics service providers are influencing the future of SCF, and driving new opportunities to enhance collaborative efforts and integration between physical and financial supply chains. This part of the report also presents several diverse perspectives around this increasingly trendy topic, including:

  • Trends in supply chain finance: how to successfully start a supply chain finance programme by Orbian
  • Evolution of SCF terminology by ICC Banking Commission
  • Why supply chain finance is not meeting its promise to SMEs by Capital Chains
  • Opportunities and challenges in achieving treasury maturity by Zanders
  • How fintech transforms supply chain finance by Hitachi Capital America
  • Supply chain growth strategies in emerging markets by Standard Chartered Bank


The final section of the Paypers’ new guide addresses a number of other topics that may be of particular interest to stakeholders involved with the intertwining ecosystems of logistics and fintech, namely:

  • How to reduce double financing risks in SME financing with blockchain by Innopay
  • Strategic approaches to B2B e-communication optimization by Comarch EDI
  • European standard on e-Invoicing by Peter Potgieser
  • Strategies to implement and comply with the Directive 2014/55 by EESPA

To access the complete – B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide 2017 (PDF) – by the Paypers, click here.