Introduction to Receivables Finance - eCourse

Get an overview of the core concepts involved in receivables finance, including the major risks and opportunities.

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By the end of this eCourse you will be able to:

Understand the relationship of receivables finance to trade finance and supply chain finance (SCF).

Elaborate on key variations and definitions of receivables finance.

Understand the transaction flow of receivables finance.

Address evolutions in technology and in the practices involved in receivables financing.

Understand key developments like e-invoicing and electronic documentation.

Describe the key components of receivables finance.

Understand the importance and responsibilities of proper disclosure.

Address certain risks involved in receivables finance and the related risk mitigation options.

Describe how the SWIFT/ICC bank payment obligation (BPO) can reinforce the value proposition of receivables finance.


Access period

12 months


3 hours


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Who should take this course?

General practitioners working in banks, corporates, or financial institutions in functions such as relationship management, credit and compliance, but with an interest in trade finance.

Animated explainer videos

This eCourse includes nine animated videos to help you better understand core concepts

Study guide

A downloadable study guide will help you recap the key points offline and access additional resources


Vijay Vashist 2

Vijay Vashist

Managing Director, Global Transaction Services, DBS Bank

Vijay Vashist is the Global Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance and Trade Asset Management in DBS’ Global Transaction Services, based at the head office in Singapore.  Vijay joined DBS in April 2011 from Standard Chartered Bank, where he was previously Managing Director and Global Head of Open Account Trade Finance. He has over 20 years of experience within Institutional Banking covering areas of corporate relationship banking, Supply Chain, Leasing, Open Account and traditional trade business lines, working at Standard Chartered, HSBC and GE Capital. In addition to his appointment as a member of the ICC Banking Commission ExCo, Vijay is also associated with the BAFT-IFSA Asia Financial Supply Chain Committee, spearheading a project to design industry standard open account trade documentation. He has also previously served on the marketing committee of Factors Chain International, Amsterdam.


Alexander Malaket

President, Opus Advisory Services International Inc

Alexander Malaket is a recognized specialist in international trade and trade finance, with over 25 years of professional experience in Canada and internationally. He is Deputy Head of the Executive Committee of the ICC Banking Commission (Paris), a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, World Trade Centre (Winnipeg) and a member of the Board of the Forum for International Trade Training (Ottawa). Alexander is a member of the B20 Task Forces for 2015, the International Affairs Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and a “Nominated Expert” in trade finance at the UN/CEFACT, as well as a member of the ICTSD/World Economic Forum E15 Initiative. Author of “Financing Trade and International Supply Chains” published by Gower, UK in 2014, Mr. Malaket is a frequent speaker, panel chair and participant at leading industry events around the world.

Introduction to Receivables Finance - eCourse

Only USD $150
  • 12-months access to all 5 lessons. Repeat them as many times as you want.
  • Online and interactive - learn at your own pace
  • A PDF of The Standard Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance.
  • 15 assessment questions to test your knowledge
  • Nine animated explainer videos
  • Downloadable study guide for offline reference
  • Certificate of completion


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