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26 May

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As global economies seem to be gradually emerging from such turbulent times, we want to recognise those leading the way in receivables finance and celebrate industry success.

BCR Publishing will be holding its 4th Annual Receivables Finance International Awards on 26 May 2022, on the evening of the first day of our 22nd RFIx Convention.

The Awards are international in scale and entries are open to all companies involved in the receivables finance ecosystem including, banks, non-banks, fintechs, consultancies and legal advisors.

All winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner on 26 May 2022 in London – an event not to be missed!

To take part in the Awards download the information pack and apply before 7 March 2022. Please send all entries to awards@bcrpub.com

Participation in the Awards is ABSOLUTELY FREE

Venue

Hilton London Canary Wharf

South Quay Marsh Wall
E14 9SH London
United Kingdom
BCR has negotiated a preferential accommodation rate for all the Awards attendees. To book your room at a special rate click here .
Judging Panel
Çağatay Baydar
Executive Chairman, TEB Factoring; Vice Chairman, Executive Committee, FCI

Çağatay Baydar has 35 years of professional experience in financial institutions such as banking, factoring, leasing, real estate development and auditing. He has been working in the factoring industry for over 32 years, being one of the pioneers who introduced factoring to Turkey. Presently, he is the Executive Chairman of TEB Factoring, the largest export factor in Turkey, one of the biggest in the world and a joint venture of a world-wide financial group, BNP Paribas. TEB Faktoring has been chosen seven times as 'The Best Export Factor of the Year' by the members of FCI. Çağatay Baydar was chairman of FCI between the years 2011 – 2013 and 2016 – 2019. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of FCI, the biggest factoring chain in the world.

Frédéric Bourgeois
Managing Director UK&I, Global Head of Single Risk Business Development, Coface

Frédéric Bourgeois was appointed Managing Director of Coface UK & Ireland in September 2012. He joined Coface in 2004 after 7 years as a financial analyst at Natexis Bleichroeder, covering French, Swiss and German banks and insurance. First in charge of investments and reinsurance within Coface, Frédéric added treasury and refinancing responsibilities, as well as the trading desk specialised in Foreign Exchange guarantees on behalf of the French State, to become Group Finance & Reinsurance Director in 2011. Since joining Coface UK&I, Frédéric also added the responsibility of developing the Single Risk business globally.

Matthew Gamser
CEO, SME Finance Forum, International Finance Corporation

Matthew Gamser is CEO of the SME Finance Forum, the world’s leading centre for knowledge exchange, good practice promotion and networking for the finance industry in this field. The SME Finance Forum is managed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, for the G-20 countries’ Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion. The SME Finance Forum has over 170 banks, fintech companies and development banks, operating in over 190 countries, as its members and industry partners and serves as a key partner for the G20, APEC, OECD and other multilateral institutions in small business financing. Dr. Gamser has over 40 years’ experience in private enterprise and financial sector development. He has worked for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, for 16 years in various positions from Washington, DC, and Hong Kong, where he has focused on SME finance and on financial sector development. Prior to that he spent 25 years in management consulting and in senior leadership in an international NGO. He holds A.B. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University, and M.Sc. and D.Phil degrees from Sussex University (UK), where his work focused on the management of technological change.

Jeff Longhurst
Non-Executive Director and Advisor, Invoice Finance and SME Finance

As a Non-Executive Director and Advisor in the Invoice Finance and SME Finance sectors, Jeff works with traditional and Fintech invoice finance providers such as Muse, and with suppliers to those providers such as Credebt and itsettled. He is the invoice finance subject matter expert within the business services and strategic advisory group, GrowCap. Jeff has 40 years of experience in invoice finance and asset-based lending – over 20 years as CEO/Managing Director working in clearing bank subsidiaries, specialist asset-based lenders and independent invoice finance providers. Responsibility to shareholders ranged from those in the UK to the USA, South Africa and France. His track record sees him focused on growing businesses from the start, including setting up and selling his own invoice finance business and helping businesses that are underachieving to reach their full potential. A past Chair of the Invoice Finance and Asset Based Lending Board of UK Finance and former CEO of The Asset Based Finance Association he was also a member of the Executive Committee of the EU Federation for Factoring and Commercial Finance. Jeff has an MA in Law from Trinity Hall, Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management.

Rudolf Putz
Head Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Rudolf Putz is Head of EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme and has more than 30 years of experience in financing trade with Eastern Europe & CIS countries. He started his professional career in 1983 as Deputy Head of the Commodity Trade Finance Department of Centro Internationale Handelsbank AG Vienna, a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB). In 1993 Rudolf Putz joined HELM AG Hamburg as Head of Structured Trade Finance and from 1996 to 1997 he was Account Manager Structured Trade Finance in Bank Austria International Trade Services. In 1997 he became Director Trade Finance in Deutsche Handelsbank AG Berlin and since 2000 he has been developing EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme. Rudolf Putz holds a Doctor’s Degree from the Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration.

Finalists

RFIX22 Awards – Finalists

SME Finance Provider of the Year

  • Novicap
  • ING Bank SLASKI
  • Satago Financial Solutions Ltd.

Supply Chain Finance Provider of the Year – Bank

  • ING Bank N.V.
  • Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Societe Generale

Supply Chain Finance Provider of the Year - Non-Bank

  • Novicap
  • SupplierPlus

Supply Chain Finance Technology Solution Provider of the Year (vendor)

  • Demica
  • HPD Lendscape
  • Monkey

Invoice Finance Provider of the Year – Bank

  • African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)
  • IndusInd Bank Limited
  • Bank Alfalah Ltd.

Invoice Finance Provider of the Year – Independent

  • Accelerated Payments
  • Artis Finance
  • Novicap
  • Novuna Business Cash Flow

Domestic Factoring Provider of the Year

  • IndusInd Bank Limited
  • Novuna Business Cash Flow
  • TBC Bank

International (import/export) Factoring Provider of the Year

  • Accelerated Payments
  • India Factoring and Finance Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • TBC Bank

Invoice Discounting Provider of the Year

  • Channel
  • Novuna Business Cash Flow
  • Transaction Banking, Bank Alfalah Ltd.

Factoring Technology Solution Provider of the Year (vendor)

  • Dancerace PLC
  • Efcom GMBH
  • EQ Riskfactor
  • HPD Lendscape
  • Solifi

Development Bank of the Year

  • African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)
  • The Asian Development Bank’s Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program
  • European Bank of Recontraction and Development

Bank and Fintech Collaboration of the Year

  • Bank of China Limited, London branch & LiquidX
  • Federal Bank of India & Vayana Network
  • Lloyds Bank PLC & Demica

Alternative Finance Platform of the Year

  • Accelerated Payments
  • Drip Capital
  • Channel
  • NN Investment Partners

Most Innovative FinTech of the Year

  • Accelerated Payments
  • Clear Factor
  • Fineon Exchange
  • Tradeteq

Most Innovative Technology Vendor of the Year

  • Finverity
  • LiquidX
  • Trade Ledger

Global Receivables Finance Provider of the Year

  • African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)
  • Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Societe Generale