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HSBC and Tradeshift join forces to revolutionise working capital financing

Customers will be able to manage procurement, accounts payable, supply chain finance and settlement all on one platform
March 30, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

HSBC, the world’s leading trade finance bank, and Tradeshift, the world’s largest business commerce platform, today announced a strategic partnership that will enable companies to manage their global supply chains and working capital requirements from one simple online platform, from any device.

HSBC and Tradeshift are developing an integrated proposition that will allow buyers to automate and digitise paper-heavy supply chain processes from all their suppliers and organise supply chain financing all in one place. This game-changing solution will combine the benefits of electronic ordering and invoices, document matching and early payment capabilities.

Vivek Ramachandran, Global Head of Propositions, Global Trade & Receivables Finance at HSBC said, “We support customers right through the trade cycle and globally processes USD 1 million of trade a minute. The ability to provide value added services to the entire supply chain, combined with our capacity to provide finance across the breadth and depth of HSBC’s global network, creates a unique proposition. The collaboration will also enable our customers to provide competitively priced funding to their eligible suppliers.”

“We are excited to partner with HSBC to combine our strengths and deliver value to customers by innovating ways to boost the speed and simplicity of financial services, such as supply chain financing,” said Christian Lanng, CEO and co-founder of Tradeshift. “HSBC’s global scale and financial expertise will grow and accelerate the benefits gained from the digital supply chain processes enabled by our business commerce platform.”

For customers, adopting electronic invoicing could lead to considerable cost savings. The innovative solution will dramatically improve transparency and visibility and will allow buyers and suppliers to collaborate in real-time. Suppliers will also benefit from best in class on-boarding and quicker invoice processing times.

Vivek concluded: “Early feedback from a range of clients has confirmed that businesses want to digitise and automate their operations and that they’re ready for simple, innovative solutions that improve visibility, enhance risk management and increase efficiency. Our collaboration with Tradeshift will greatly enhance the customer experience and enable them to extend working capital solutions across their supply chain, giving suppliers earlier access to working capital”.

HSBC and Tradeshift’s integrated solution will be available to clients from July 2017. HSBC intends to expand the range of working capital solutions available via the platform in 2018.”
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The HSBC Group
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 4,000 offices in 70 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of USD 2,375bn at 31 December 2016, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

About Tradeshift

Tradeshift drives supply chain innovation for the digitally connected economy. As the leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces, the company helps buyers and suppliers digitize all their trade transactions, collaborate on every process, and connect with any supply chain app. More than 1.5 million companies across 190 countries trust Tradeshift to process over half a trillion USD in transaction value, making it the largest global business network for buying and selling. Discover commerce for all at tradeshift.com

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