Accelerated Payments, the international leader in end-to-end working capital solutions, announced the launch of its revolutionary trade finance product, AP Trade Finance (APTF). APTF offers unparalleled flexibility and control, making it the ideal solution for businesses operating on a global scale, especially in industries such as manufacturing.
The APTF Difference
Unlike traditional trade finance models, APTF leverages a logistics-intensive processes that allows the company to assume full control over goods at the manufacturing site and delivery to the SME client. This approach gives businesses, in particular SMEs, much-needed flexibility and adaptability in today’s challenging economic environment and supply chain complexities.
The launch of APTF comes as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to struggle with disruptions caused by the global pandemic and Brexit. According to recent reports, 43% of SME owners reported being impacted by supply chain issues in the past year, with many struggling to obtain cost-effective supplies or products for their businesses. Meanwhile, one in four SMEs has seen supplier prices almost double in recent years, making it more challenging to remain competitive.
The benefits of using APTF
APTF is a game-changing solution that has the potential to revolutionise the trade finance industry, empowering businesses through the following benefits:
- Provides financing for SMEs to purchase goods from international suppliers, using inventory in transit as collateral, which can help SMEs grow and compete globally.
- Minimises cross-border trade risks with a unique approach and oversight of the entire logistics process backed by cargo insurance.
- Improves cash flow by setting the value of goods in transit and shortening the purchase-to-sale cycle, benefitting SMEs servicing larger corporations with high customer demands.
- Enhances SME competitiveness in the global marketplace by providing access to financing, reducing risk, and improving cash flow.
APTF’s trade finance product is especially beneficial for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in cross-border trade. By pledging their inventory as collateral, SMEs can access innovative financial services that would otherwise be unavailable due to a lack of necessary securities for traditional financing options.
Commentary from Ian Duffy, CEO of Accelerated Payments
“We’re proud to be reimagining the way businesses operate on an international scale by providing unparalleled flexibility and efficiency,” said Ian Duffy, CEO of Accelerated Payments. “As a leading provider of end-to-end working capital solutions, we help businesses looking to thrive in today’s complex business environment. With our unique approach, business of all sizes can access the financing they need to grow their businesses and compete across borders through a suite of solutions offered by Accelerated Payments (AP) and AP Trade Finance Inc. (APTF).”
Accelerated Payments is a global Receivables Finance provider with offices in Dublin, London, Toronto and Florida. Its offering shifts the credit risk from a business to their debtor enabling it to assist a broader range of potential clients who may struggle to access working capital due to the strength of their own balance sheet.
Accelerated Payments has built a unique and scalable Fintech platform which represents a fundamental shift and approach to providing working capital funding to businesses globally.
Since inception, Accelerated Payments has advanced more than one-billion-euro worth of invoice financing to over 350 clients, covering 1,300+ buyers across more than 40 countries.
About AP Trade Finance Inc.
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AP Trade Finance Inc. (APTF) is a subsidiary of Accelerated Payments. Established in 2023 and headquartered in Florida, APTF is a global leading provider of innovative trade finance solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are looking to expand their business operations on an international scale. Our unique combination of trade finance and logistics expertise sets us apart from traditional lenders and enables us to offer a comprehensive solution for SMEs looking to purchase goods from international suppliers.