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. Fintechs turn to Blockchain to Boost Invoice Transparency

  2. When will SMEs recover from COVID-19?

  3. WOA holds its ground-breaking online conference “Per aspera ad astra!”

  4. Commodities Exchange Turns To Blockchain to Increase Funding For African Farmers

  5. Unprecedented. A global financial shock – completely out of the blue. So where are we now?

  6. Per aspera ad astra! WOA 2020 meets by Zoom on 6. October

  7. New Institutional Partner – East & Partners

  8. WOA 2020 Conference Program announced

  9. WOA 2020 Conference goes virtual

  10. WOA featured in TFT Summer edition

  11. Mastercard and Octet Europe enable European small businesses to thrive in the global economy

  12. Replay available of webcast on International Receivables Finance

  13. Webcast on International Receivables Finance - Tuesday 19 May

  14. HPD Lendscape enhances Supply Chain Finance offer to simplify access for Asia's SMEs

  15. Challenges and Opportunities for International Business in disrupted times - and how to address them

  16. Accounts Receivable Factoring: Where We Are Today

  17. Another important step for WOA in China

  18. Leading Trade Finance Company based in China and Singapore joins WOA as Premium Member

  19. WOA Guide for setting up factoring activities

  20. WOA events first half 2020

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

  22. Legal considerations for cross-border factoring

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

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

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

  26. Octet Europe is now open for business!

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

  28. Meet the Experts Part 5 : Invoice Discounting

  29. Meet the Experts Part 4 : Factoring

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

  31. Meet the Experts Part 3 : International Factoring

  32. Letters of Credit demystified

  33. WOA Community Convention 7-8 October

  34. CDC Group joins World of Open Account

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

  36. The Physical Supply Chain meets the Financial Supply Chain

  37. Octet Europe is looking for business partners

  38. GTR US 2019 - Chicago

  39. WOA takes part in EU Workshop on SCF

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

  41. Setting up and Growing a Receivables Finance Operation

  42. 4 inspiring and free web-meetings in May and June (and 1 ground-breaking convention in October)

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

  44. Finalists Announced for GTR UK Export Action Plan Showcase

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

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

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

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

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

  50. The Lebanese Credit Insurer (LCI) joins WOA

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

  52. More free WOA webinars announced

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

  54. Octet Europe joins WOA as Company Member

  55. WOA Community welcomes Bibby Financial Services Europe

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

  57. 2019 Trends and Challenges in SCF : join a free WOA e-roundtable on 21 March

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

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

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

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

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

  63. Digital community in action

  64. Company Showcase : CRIF

  65. FactorPlus, Caribbean joins WOA as Premium Company Member

  66. Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

  67. Technology for Transparency

  68. Blockchain and Trade

  69. UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions

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

  71. Unidroit Convention on International Factoring

  72. Factoring Survey in EBRD's countries of operation

  73. Legal Considerations for Factors & Receivable Financiers

  74. Some interesting reads from PrimaDollar

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

  76. WTO working paper on SCF

  77. Financing Trade and International Supply Chains

  78. Introduction to Factoring

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