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  • When Opportunity Knocks: 5 Questions Importers Should Ask
    Five honest questions to ask yourself when faced with a great growth opportunity It could be a favourable exchange rate, a supplier discount, earlier shipping, an acquisition opportunity, quicker delivery, a larger customer order or any rare bu...
  • The Key to Protecting Returns for Importers
    Aside from the myriad challenges of forecasting demand for products and services, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that import goods can face serious risks when dealing in foreign exchange (FX) markets, with currency movements hitting s...
  • How Brokers Can Get Into Trade Finance
    Trade finance is a burgeoning opportunity for finance professionals, as more and more of their SME clients venture into international markets, empowered by new generations of smarter communications technology and global online marketplaces. But ...
  • Australian Lender Acquires Sterling Trade Finance
    LONDON, January 25, 2017 - Australasia’s largest provider of SME working capital solutions, Scottish Pacific Business Finance, has acquired UK-based trade and debtor finance specialists Sterling Trade Finance Ltd (STF). The acquisition of STF, ...
  • Festive Season Priorities For Importers And Wholesalers
    The festive season can be a challenging period for SMEs particularly when it comes to managing cash flow and working capital. The combination of higher sales activity, purchasing stock to rebuild inventory and late customer payments can be devas...
  • Eight Signs That A Business Needs Financing Help - Fast!
    Smart finance solutions can mean the difference between a business securing major contracts and sales opportunities, or missing the boat. In rapidly changing global markets, businesses often have to act quickly to capture trade or sales opportu...
  • The Power Of Purchasing Power
    For Australian importers, the potential for business growth from international markets is huge, but success depends largely on your purchasing power. If you have to fund this growth using your company’s internal resources alone, you’ll often be ...
  • Next Level Negotiation Skills With Oversea Suppliers
    An import business is really only as good as its suppliers.This truth underscores the importance of ensuring your trade negotiations with overseas suppliers are professional and informed while delivering the desired results. The risks are signif...
  • Managing Cash-flow & Key Working Capital Risks For Importers
    Consider the following scenario. The business is an importer of goods from China which are highly sought after. The business has placed a large order to ensure stock is sufficient for the festive season. The terms are agreed and supplier paid u...
  • Boost Your Personal Relationships With Chinese Suppliers
    Cultural Faux Pas To Avoid For Chinese people everywhere, eight is the lucky number. It’s no accident that the Beijing Olympics started on 8/8/2008. So here are the eight big things you need to know. 1. Build trust – gradually Chinese people ...
  • Our unique local presence can make all the difference
    Scottish Pacific Tradeline has been supporting the growth of hundreds of business clients over the years with a flexible and responsive form of finance which helps them purchase goods as and when they are required. Over this time, unlike many Tr...
  • Top 10 Tips for Reducing Freight Costs
    Understanding and managing freight and logistics costs are critical to enhancing competitiveness in global markets – yet are too often ignored, or put in the “too hard basket” by many Australian exporters and importers. Here are my top ten tips ...
  • Our Exciting New Partner
    Tradeline is proud to announce a new partnership with Cargohound! It is the first true online marketplace for international freight. This revolutionary tool connects exporters and importers with Australia’s best freight forwarders and carriers ...
  • Understanding the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAF
    Earlier this year Trade and Investment Minister, Andrew Robb, and Chinese Commerce Minister, Gao Hucheng, signed the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). China is Australia’s largest trading partner, so this agreement was welcomed with...
  • Canton Fair 2015 Event
    Scottish Pacific Tradeline recently hosted a trade information evening for many of our clients, suppliers and prospects at the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China. The cocktail function was held at the lovely Garden Hotel, with Tradeline providing ...
  • Leading the way in Trade Finance
    In recent months we've seen an increase in the number of alternative lenders offering trade finance solutions. More businesses are sourcing overseas suppliers for both quality and cost efficiency, with an increase in consumer demand and extended...
  • A Big Year for Scottish Pacific Tradeline
    Now that we are into the new financial year, we can allow ourselves a little time to reflect on the past 12 months. Scottish Pacific Tradeline is now assisting more SMEs than ever, in fact we have doubled in size over the course of FY15. We have...
  • China – Back to Boom?
    For the first time this year, manufacturing in China is back in expansionary growth. The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) as released by the National Bureau of Statistics came in at 50.1 – higher than the forecasted 49.8. A figure above...
  • Tradeline: Bringing Global Experience to the UK
    Recently we completed an analysis of our Tradeline business across the globe. The outcomes have provided us with some great insights as to how best to assist our introducers to deliver for their clients. A stand out for us was that on more than ...
  • Think Outside the Bank
    So you have just secured a contract from a new customer and after what seemed like an eternity you have received the finalised order. With great excitement you enthusiastically call your bank manager to give them the good news. Surely with all ...

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