FCIreverse is a Supply Chain Finance (SCF) platform for financing buyer- approved receivables. FCIreverse combines the power of the FCI member network, interfactor framework and General Rules for FCIreverse with Demica’s award winning technology to provide a unique SCF platform solution enabling FCI members to initiate and participate in both local and multi regional SCF/reverse factoring programmes to increase revenues and grow assets.
FCIreverse has been developed by FCI to serve buyer - supplier relationships across multiple jurisdictions.
SCF or reverse factoring, as it is also known, serves to improve working capital for both buyers and their suppliers, releasing cash through increased DPO for buyers and reduced DSO for suppliers. It enables buyers to improve supplier management, negotiate better terms and improve cashflow while suppliers are able to diversify their funding sources, access competitively priced financing, mitigate concentration exposures and improve cashflow forecasting.
Following the Standard Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance developped by BAFT, EBA, FCI, ICC and ITFA (2016), Supply Chain Finance is defined as the use of financing and risk mitigation practices and techniques to optimise the management of the working capital and liquidity invested in supply chain processes and transactions. SCF is typically applied to open account trade and is triggered by supply chain events. Visibility of underlying trade flows by the finance provider(s) is a necessary component of such financing arrangements which can be enabled by a technology platform.
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