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Research Study: Banks Not Realizing Full Potential of Supply Chain Finance Market

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A new research study by Capco and the University of St. Gallen shows: Clients increasingly use open account payments – banks risk losing their role as mediators, and need to act now!

Global trade is booming – and so the need for safe and efficient payment methods and processes remains paramount. Banks, in their traditional role as mediator between buyers and sellers, however, risk losing important market share. The reason for this is the increase in the use of open account payments that are processed directly between parties without the participation of a credit institution. This is the result of a study that Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry, has recently undertaken in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Erik Hofman, Chair of Logistics Management (LOG-HSG) of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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