Trade Financing

Supply-Chain Financing

Free up valuable working capital trapped in your supply chain

Free up valuable cash trapped in the supply chain with DBS Supply-Chain Financing (SCF). As a pioneer in Asia, DBS is experienced in supply-chain solutions. We established the first supplier-finance structure for the local retail industry, which was named Best Trade Finance Deal in Singapore at The Asset Triple A Transaction Banking Awards 2012. The Asset has also named DBS the Best Transaction Bank in Singapore for six years running.


Why choose DBS Supply-Chain Financing?

  • Benefit from DBS’ experience as a pioneer in supply-chain solutions
  • Rest assured in the knowledge that our SCF solutions are of value to a large number of your trading partners, whether they are SMEs or large corporates
  • Implement supply-chain solutions with minimal change to your existing payment processes though our highly customisable solutions


Supplier Finance

Benefits to you as the Anchor (Buyer)

  • Possible extension of days payable outstanding (DPO), improved cash conversion cycle
  • Improved payables processing
  • Improved viability of supply chain


Distributor Finance 

Benefits to you as the Anchor (Seller)

  • Reduced distributor payment risk
  • Increased sales due to increased credit
  • Improved viability of supply chain


Is this a new type of financing?

Relatively speaking, yes. Supplier-Finance structures originated in North America and Europe, and are becoming increasingly prevalent in Asia as a result of trade links with the West. Buyer-Finance structures are more prevalent in South Asia, where channel-finance structures are often used in the automotive or electronics industries. DBS launched an award-winning pioneer SCF solution for the Singapore retail sector.

How does it work?

Large corporates may use SCF structures to ensure the viability of their supply chain. They allow suppliers to leverage their credit rating in order to gain greater liquidity at a lowered cost, ensuring they can meet demand. Their distributors can also gain access to additional working capital.

How will SCF affect my transaction processes?

Payment patterns and processes differ between companies, however our product specialists tailor the program to suit existing invoicing and payment processes. As such, your underlying transactions require minimal change.

What kind of sales/purchases qualify for this type of financing?

As we are looking to finance trade and working capital, transactions must be on open account terms and occur on a recurring basis.


How do I apply?

Simply call us at 1800 222 2200 to apply. Alternatively, please speak with your relationship manager.

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