With a surge of new fintech start-ups in the last few years, all looking to carve out a share of the supply chain finance market, is there is a risk of overcrowding as the newer players jostle against established providers and banks?

Steven van der Hooft, CEO at Capital Chains urges vendors to consider opportunities further along the supply chain. “Much earlier in the chain, not just focusing on approved payables, but why not unapproved payables? Why not pre-shipment or purchase order financing? There will be concerns about performance risk, but if you go that way then you go away from the discussion that supply chain finance – approved payables finance – is just the practice of extending payment terms.”

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