International Open Account Trade Finance

Financing Open Account receivables is one thing; Financing Export (or Import) Receivables brings a new dimension. Cross-border factoring offers additional commercial value but also presents additional challenges in terms of legal, operational and credit risks. Different approaches and support systems exist, depending on the international complexity and risk appetite of the Financial institution. This WOA Lab is a centre of excellence and knowledge in this important area of cross border business.


  1. ConsolFreight Releases New Proof of Concept That Promises to Advance the Role of Logistics Providers in Trade Finance

  2. Legal considerations for cross-border factoring

  3. WOA New Year's Event : 16th of January 2020 at DLA Piper in London

  4. Only two weeks left to register for the WOA Convention!

  5. Port of Antwerp: behind the scenes of one of the biggest Supply Chain hubs in the world

  6. Octet Europe is now open for business!

  7. The Physical Supply Chain meets the Financial Supply Chain in Antwerp on 8th October

  8. Meet the Experts Part 5 : Invoice Discounting

  9. Meet the Experts Part 4 : Factoring

  10. Register now for the most important receivables finance conference of the year!

  11. Meet the Experts Part 3 : International Factoring

  12. Letters of Credit demystified

  13. WOA Community Convention 7-8 October

  14. CDC Group joins World of Open Account

  15. Emerging and Developing Markets for Factoring - Opportunities and Challenges

  16. The Physical Supply Chain meets the Financial Supply Chain

  17. Octet Europe is looking for business partners

  18. GTR US 2019 - Chicago

  19. WOA takes part in EU Workshop on SCF

  20. The Investor's perspective: Reasons and Ways for non-bank investors to invest in receivables

  21. Setting up and Growing a Receivables Finance Operation

  22. 4 inspiring and free web-meetings in May and June (and 1 ground-breaking convention in October)

  23. Tennis star Justine Henin Keynote Opening speaker at WOA’s inaugural Conference in Antwerp, 7-8 October 2019

  24. Finalists Announced for GTR UK Export Action Plan Showcase

  25. Replay available of WOA e-roundtable : "On or Off-Balance sheet?" a hot topic for SCF!

  26. Special Offer for WOA members to attend GTR UK on 8th of May

  27. Survival tips for managing cash flow during the upcoming economic downturn

  28. Open Trade Finance : simple, easy to use, low cost.

  29. Credit Insurance and Receivables Finance : mutual education is needed

  30. The Lebanese Credit Insurer (LCI) joins WOA

  31. WOA will be present at GTR UK on 8th of May

  32. More free WOA webinars announced

  33. Major Trends in SCF in 2019 : video replay and podcast available

  34. Octet Europe joins WOA as Company Member

  35. WOA Community welcomes Bibby Financial Services Europe

  36. Credit Insurance & Receivables Finance : "Je t'aime, moi non plus"?

  37. 2019 Trends and Challenges in SCF : join a free WOA e-roundtable on 21 March

  38. Tradeteq partners with WOA for "receivables as an investment class" Learning Lab

  39. The Impact of Brexit on the Factoring Industry, 3 years later.

  40. WOA Community Members receive access to UK Finance Distant Learning Programme on Invoice Finance and ABL

  41. Central and Eastern Europe: a fast-growing factoring market

  42. Globalization in transition: The Future of Trade and Value Chains

  43. Digital community in action

  44. Company Showcase : CRIF

  45. FactorPlus, Caribbean joins WOA as Premium Company Member

  46. Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

  47. Technology for Transparency

  48. Blockchain and Trade

  49. UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions

  50. United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade

  51. Unidroit Convention on International Factoring

  52. Factoring Survey in EBRD's countries of operation

  53. Legal Considerations for Factors & Receivable Financiers

  54. Some interesting reads from PrimaDollar

  55. Factors and Actors : A Global Perspective on the Present, Past and Future of Factoring

  56. WTO working paper on SCF

  57. Financing Trade and International Supply Chains

  58. Introduction to Factoring

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