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Congratulations to the RFIx24 Awards winners!

 

SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR – BANK

• Santander Corporate & Investment Banking

 

SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR - NON-BANK

• Orbian

 

INVOICE FINANCE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR – NON-BANK

• Invoicemart

 

INVOICE FINANCE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR – BANK

• Santander Corporate & Investment Banking

 

DOMESTIC FACTORING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

• TBC Bank

 

INTERNATIONAL (IMPORT/EXPORT) FACTORING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

• Vayana TradeXchange

 

ALTERNATIVE RECEIVABLES FINANCE PLATFORM OF THE YEAR

• Premium Technology

 

RECEIVABLES FINANCE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR (VENDOR)

• Novicap

 

ESG INVOICE FINANCIER OF THE YEAR

• Société Générale

 

DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE YEAR

• European Bank of Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)

 

GLOBAL RECEIVABLES FINANCE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

• First Abu Dhabi Bank

 

BCR SPECIAL RECOGNITION - NEW ENTRANT AWARD

• Beltone Leasing and Factoring

 

INDUSTRY AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR

• John Beaney (HSBC)

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

• Geoffrey Wynne

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22 May 2024
Hilton London Canary Wharf
The receivables finance industry continues to demonstrate growing resilience to the global economic slowdown as it is keeping up with much higher interest rates, enhanced risk, the costly endeavours of transitioning to a net zero economy and complex technological advances.

This year the RFIx Awards will honour industry leaders who were able to deliver strong financial performance while turning challenges into opportunities in an ever-evolving business environment. Join the 2024 RFIx Awards for an evening of celebration – 22 May 2024, Hilton London Canary Wharf.

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

All winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner on 22 May 2024 in London – an annual event not to be missed!

Applications are now closed.

1. SCF Provider of the Year – Bank
  • CaixaBank
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • ING Bank N.V.
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Société Générale

2. SCF Provider of the Year - Non-Bank
  • FinDynamic
  • Orbian
  • PrimeRevenue
  • Stenn
  • Taulia
  • Teybridge Capital (Europe) Ltd.

3. Invoice Finance Provider of the Year – Non-bank
  • DP World Trade Finance
  • Incomlend
  • Invoicemart
  • Novicap
  • Payment institution Roger
  • Satago

4. Invoice Finance Provider of the Year – Bank
  • QNB Finans Faktoring
  • Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
  • JSC Bank of Georgia
  • QNB ALAHLI - QNBAA

5. Domestic Factoring Provider of the Year
  • Beltone Leasing and Factoring
  • CaixaBank
  • JSC Bank of Georgia
  • Receivables Exchange of India Ltd. (RXIL)
  • TBC Bank
  • TEB FAKTORİNG

6. International (import/export) Factoring Provider of the Year
  • 40Seas
  • India Factoring and Finance Solutions Pvt. Ltd
  • Stenn
  • TEB FAKTORİNG
  • Vayana TradeXchange

7. Alternative RF Platform of the Year
  • Exponencial Confirming
  • Flexidea
  • Premium Technology
  • Tex Capital Ltd.
  • TradeFinex
  • Tradeteq

8. RF Technology Solution Provider of the Year (vendor)
  • Comarch Factoring Platform
  • Dancerace
  • eBiashara Africa Ltd.
  • efcom GmbH
  • Lendscape
  • Solifi

9. Most Innovative Technology Vendor of the Year
  • Finverity
  • MonetaGo
  • Premium Technology
  • Pulse (by Nucleus Commercial Finance)
  • Satago
  • Veefin

10. Most Innovative Fintech of the Year
  • DP World Trade Finance
  • Invoicemart
  • Novicap
  • Raistone
  • Stenn
  • Traxpay GmbH and Arqit Ltd.

11. ESG Invoice Financier of the Year
  • CaixaBank
  • Flexidea
  • ING Bank N.V.
  • MUFG
  • Société Générale

12. Development Bank of the Year
  • IFC
  • EBRD
  • Asian Development Bank - Trade and SCF Program

13. Global Receivables Finance Provider of the Year
  • Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Trade Ledger
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • MUFG
  • Société Générale
  • Teybridge Capital (Europe) Ltd.
     

RFIx24 Awards

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Supply Chain Finance Provider of the Year

This award recognises a supply chain finance or confirming provider of domestic and/or cross border financing that is driving change in the industry with market initiatives, product offerings and supplier on-boarding.
Supply chain finance, for the purpose of this award, is defined as approved payables supplier finance including reverse factoring and confir+ ming.

Judges will consider:

  • Demonstrable growth in market share and/or global coverage in the past 12 months
  • Clear endorsement from suppliers and buyers
  • Evidence of deal volumes with a few examples provided, detailing size and complexity
  • Examples of how the supply chain finance programme stands out from its competitors in terms of product design, services supplied and technology


Invoice Finance Provider of the Year – Non-bank

This award recognises an independent invoice finance provider (including factoring, selective invoice finance and invoice discounting) that has over the past 12 months shown exemplary customer service, high customer retention, innovative product design and delivery.

Judges will consider:

  • How the company has developed their invoice finance product(s) in the past 12 months
  • Demonstrable growth in market share and/or global coverage in the past 12 months
  • Number of clients and number of new clients in the past 12 months, including volume of deals
  • Examples of why the company stands out from its competitors in terms of innovative product offerings, use of technology, client experience and growth
  • Evidence of successful deal execution with a few examples provided, detailing size, complexity, and client testimonials


Invoice Finance Provider of the Year – Bank

This award recognises a bank that has over the past 12 months shown exemplary customer service, high customer retention, innovative product design and delivery.

Judges will consider:

  • How the company has developed their invoice finance product(s) in the past 12 months
  • Demonstrable growth in market share and/or global coverage in the past 12 months
  • Number of clients and number of new clients in the past 12 months, including volume of deals
  • Examples of why the company stands out from its competitors in terms of innovative product offerings, use of technology, client experience and growth
  • Evidence of successful deal execution with a few examples provided, detailing size, complexity, and client testimonials


Domestic Factoring Provider of the Year

This award recognises a domestic factoring provider that is driving change in the industry with market initiatives, product offerings and client investment.

Judges will consider:

  • Demonstrable growth in market share and/or global coverage in the past 12 months
  • Evidence of deal volumes with a few examples provided, detailing size and complexity
  • Examples of how the factoring product stands out from its competitors in terms of product design, services supplied, and technology utilised
  • Customer satisfaction – client testimonials to be provided


International (import/export) Factoring Provider of the Year

This award recognises an international factoring provider that is driving change internationally in the industry with market initiatives, product offerings and client investment.

Judges will consider:

  • Demonstrable growth in market share and/or global coverage in the past 12 months
  • Evidence of deal volumes with a few examples provided, detailing size and complexity
  • Examples of how the product stands out from its competitors in terms of product design, services supplied, and technology utilised
  • Customer satisfaction – client testimonials to be provided


Alternative Receivables Finance Platform of the Year

This award recognises an alternative receivables finance platform that has over the past 12 months shown exemplary customer service, high customer retention, innovative product design and delivery.

An alternative receivables finance platform for the purpose of this award is defined as a platform that delivers working capital receivables or payables finance solutions to SMEs.

Judges will consider:

  • How the company has developed their invoice finance product(s) in the past 12 months
  • Demonstrable growth in market share and/or global coverage in the past 12 months
  • Number of clients and number of new clients in the past 12 months, including volume of deals
  • Examples of why the company stands out from its competitors in terms of innovative product offerings, use of technology, client experience and growth
  • Evidence of successful deal execution with a few examples provided, detailing size, complexity, and client testimonials


Receivables Finance Technology Solution Provider of the Year (vendor)

This award recognises a technology solution provider whose products are tailored for factoring and/or invoice financing, enabling financiers greater efficiency, security and customer experience.

Judges will consider:

  • How the product is tailored for factoring and specific issues that are solved through implementation
  • Number of clients and number of new clients in the past 12 months
  • Examples of how the solution stands out from its competitors in terms of offering greater efficiency, security, and customer experience
  • Evidence of successful implementation with a few examples provided, detailing size, complexity, and client testimonials


Most Innovative Fintech of the Year

This award recognises companies making receivables/payables finance industry-changing innovation through their products. We are looking for a vendor’s technology platform which is new or has been majorly renewed or improved.

Judges will consider:

  • Market interest achieved in the past 12 months
  • Evidence of innovative approach to the development of the platform
  • Evidence of market deployment (e.g. number of users/licences etc.)
  • Clear endorsement from the clients


ESG Invoice Financier of the Year

This award recognises an organisation that in the past 12 months has made a significant contribution to ESG-linked invoice finance sector.

For this category, sustainability and ESG-linked finance is a financial practice designed to incentivise the borrower’s achievement of environmental, social, or governance targets through pricing incentives.

Judges will consider:

  • Demonstrate growth of the share of sustainability-linked finance in the overall receivables finance portfolio
  • Evidence of sustainability-linked finance deals growth with a few examples, detailing the size and complexity
  • Examples of the support initiatives of the responsible ESG projects
  • Examples of withdrawal from supporting non-sustainable business activities if any, for example thermal coal sector etc.


Development Bank of the Year

This award recognises a development bank who has over the past 12 months increased uptake and knowledge of the receivables/payables finance industry in developing countries:

Judges will consider:

  • How the bank has worked to increase the use and knowledge of receivables/payables finance in developing regions in the past 12 months
  • Demonstrable growth of market share, turnover and global coverage in the past 12 months
  • Examples of programmes and initiatives established with local banks and governments
  • Examples of why the bank stands out from others in terms of innovative programmes, use of technology, client experience and positive growth
  • Examples of educational projects held in the past 12 months to increase knowledge of receivables finance in emerging markets

 

Trade Credit Insurance Broker of the Year

This award recognises a trade credit insurance broker who has demonstrated outstanding performance in the last 12 months in the receivables and payables finance sector including exemplary customer service, high customer retention, new clients’ portfolio growth, innovative product design and delivery.

Judges will consider:

  • How the product is tailored for the industry and specific issues that are solved through implementation
  • Demonstrable growth in market share and/or global coverage in the past 12 months
  • Number of clients and number of new clients in the past 12 months, including volume of deals
  • Examples of why the company stands out from its competitors in terms of innovative product
  • Offerings, use of technology, client experience and growth
  • Evidence of successful/innovative deal execution with a few examples provided, detailing size, complexity, and client testimonials


Trade Credit Insurer of the Year

This award recognises a trade credit insurance provider who has demonstrated outstanding performance in the last 12 months in the receivables and payables finance sector including exemplary customer service, high customer retention, new clients’ portfolio growth, innovative product design and delivery.

Judges will consider:

  • How the product is tailored for the industry and specific issues that are solved through implementation
  • Demonstrable growth in market share and/or global coverage in the past 12 months
  • Number of clients and number of new clients in the past 12 months, including volume of deals
  • Examples of why the company stands out from its competitors in terms of innovative product Offerings, use of technology, client experience and growth
  • Evidence of successful/innovative deal execution with a few examples provided, detailing size, complexity, and client testimonials


Global Receivables Finance Provider of the Year

This award recognises an outstanding financial institution that, over the past 12 months, has grown its receivables finance business and proven itself as a key international player within the industry.

Judges will consider:

  • Demonstrable growth in market share and/or global coverage in the past 12 months
  • Clear endorsement from clients
  • Evidence of deal volumes with a few examples provided, detailing size and complexity
  • Evidence of innovative approach to the development of the product
  • Examples of how the institution stands out from its competitors in terms of innovation, thought leadership, client experience and positive growth


Personal Awards

The following awards are presented to individuals and as such these will be awarded by the judging panel without prior nominations being made public.

Companies are welcome to nominate individuals within their organisations.

 

  • Industry Ambassador of the Year

This award will be given to an individual who is considered to have done more than any other to promote, develop and enhance the reputation, economic role, and social status of the industry.
 

  • Lifetime Achievement

This prestigious award goes to an individual who has made a significant contribution to build and shape the global receivables finance industry during their career. Their contribution will have driven new developments across the industry. They will have successfully steered companies and mentored colleagues through challenges and taken strategic leadership within their organisation and the factoring community as a whole. They will be a top influencer amongst their peers, and with the wider business.

Applications close 5 April 2024


To enter the RFIx 2024 Awards please click here or send all entries to awards@bcrpub.com

Applications close 5 April 2024.

Please complete the form below.

You can also apply by e-mail, by sending us all the relevant information including declaration form to awards@bcrpub.com.

Entry Supporting Documents: Maximum of 1,000 words in Word format, no appendices. Entry must address the award category (from the Awards Info pack) explicitly, not generic links to web sites, corporate marketing etc.

Declaration

I have read the information as provided in the Awards Information Pack. I am submitting this entry in
accordance. The information provided is true and correct at the point of submission.

Hugh Craen (lead judge)
Business Consultant

Hugh is currently a business consultant and carries out due diligence work for factoring companies as well as placing business with receivable finance companies. In addition, he acts as an advisor to companies in a number of different sectors. He has 30 years’ experience in the Receivables Finance sector having founded two factoring companies and been responsible for operations which included underwriting and recoveries.

Sarah Green
Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law

Professor Green was appointed as Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law on 1 January 2020. She was previously Professor of Private Law at the University of Bristol. Prior to that, she was Professor of the Law of Obligations at the University of Oxford. Before embarking on her academic career, she was a software consultant at Accenture. Professor Green has written books and articles on a variety of issues including virtual currencies, blockchain issues surrounding intermediated securities, smart contracts, sale of goods law as applicable to digitised assets, negligence and wage theft.

Qamar Saleem
SME Finance Center Lead, IFC

Qamar leads the world’s most prominent SME finance centre for knowledge exchange, solution building, innovation, best practice transfer and public-private dialogue. Prior to this role, Qamar headed Financial Institutions Group Advisory Services for Asia and Pacific, driving a large team across Asia and Pacific, aimed at providing integrated investment and advisory client solutions across mainly MSME, gender, climate, digital, housing, trade, and SCF. Qamar has been with IFC since 2012 and served in previously as Global Technical Lead for SME and SCF, as well as Regional SME Banking Lead for EMENA. He has more than 30 years of global financial services experience having worked across more than 80 countries, advised more than 300 financial institutions internationally in scaling SME finance. He has managed large business lines while leading multi-cultural and cross-functional teams. He is a recognised thought leader, featured speaker, and an industry mentor in SME and SCF. Prior to joining the IFC, Qamar was associated with international organisations like HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank as well as large regional banks, whilst serving in several emerging markets where he also led SME banking and commercial banking divisions. Qamar holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and carries several certifications in the areas of strategy, climate finance, digital banking, business transformation, social impact, MSME banking, team leadership, SCF, credit, risk, trade, sales effectiveness, transaction banking and project implementation.

Ana Kavtaradze
Lead Strategy Consultant

Ana is a lead strategy consultant to Banks and Multilateral FIs including IFC, ADB and EBRD. Her global engagements span across Caucasus, CEE and Central Asia, in the domain of Global Banking, TSCF, Business transformation and Digitalization. In her 17+ years professional career, Ana held executive positions bridging multi-cultural stakeholders, with business development focus globally in the domain of Global Banking. She was previously EXCOM member at ICC BC and headed Trade & Structured Finance at Bank of Georgia. Ana currently is a Management Board Consultant - Strategic Business Development at Basisbank, Global MD at Trade Force Global. Ana holds Masters in Banking & Finance from Tbilisi State University.

Amit Balooni
Banker and Consultant

Amit is a career Banker and Consultant and worked for some of leading Banks in India, South Asia and Central Asia. He advises FinTechs in the area of Go-To-Market strategies and is on board of multiple startups. He is a CEO and Founder of Frank KnowTech, a Fintech in the domain of Banking Product Design, Development and Distribution. You can hear his views on Banking, Finance and related technologies through his youtube podcast on FrankBanker channel. He is based in Bangalore.

Wayne Mills
Founder and Managing Director, Atom Advisory

After a successful banking career of more than 30 years, Wayne founded Atom Advisory Limited in 2022. Wayne has held various senior leadership positions in Transaction Banking, most recently leading the build-out and growth of the Transaction Banking Solutions team at Lloyds Bank, supporting clients across the UK, EMEA, US and Asia. Combining strategic, technical and commercial acumen, Wayne oversaw the delivery of innovative, risk-appropriate solutions across trade, SCF and receivables. Atom Advisory creates value through expert, real world advice and training on trade, receivables and supply chain financing to banks, NBFIs and corporates. A core focus is to deliver ROI through actionable outputs aligned to strategy and purpose. Wayne also sits on the advisory board of an international training company and is Corporate Finance Advisor to ICC United Kingdom Trade Corporate Digitalisation Taskforce.

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