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What is Trade Finance?

Trade finance is the $40 trillion business of financing the movement of goods across oceans and borders.1 Trade finance provides the necessary credit which facilitates the purchase, exporting, shipping, and importing of vital commodities.

Trade finance is a highly complex process with numerous steps and participants. Goods shipped internationally normally pass through multiple transfers, and it is not uncommon to finance each leg of the journey separately.

1Allied Market Research, December 2019

Challenges In Trade
Finance for SMEs

Lenders are attracted to high risk adjusted yields, but SME Loans are not cost effective because of:

  • Archaic, labor, and paper intensive processes
  • Document discrepancies
  • Fraud susceptibility from lack of transparency
  • High cost of sourcing and diligence
  • Basel III requirements - higher capital reserve ratios

All these issues have contributed to
the funding gap for SMEs in trade finance

  • $1.5TRILLION
    THE ESTIMATED GAP IN SMES TRADE FINANCE 2
  • 60%
    OF TRADE FINANCE REQUESTS FROM SMEs ARE REJECTED BY BANKS 2

2 World Trade Organization, wto.org

First Mover in Addressing the $1.5 Trillion Gap With Kratos

Attracts Lenders

  • Lowers admin costs for lenders and makes loans more profitable
  • Reduces risk and fraud
  • Gives access to prequalified and packaged borrowers with KYC/AML

Drives Trader Profitability

  • Increases access to capital
  • Reduces “hard” overhead costs and increases turnover/margins
  • Reduces cycle times, mitigates fraud, and improves trade discovery
  • Provides insightful analytics and reporting via modular dashboard

Key Platform Features

  • Digital trade documents to reduce paperwork and human error
  • Bank-grade KYC/AML to enhance security & compliance
  • Automated trade processes to ensure seamless transactions, real-time updates, and 24/7 accessibility

Financing Options

  • Supply Chain Financing
  • ARP Financing
  • Loan Financing

Smarter Trades with Blockchain

Built using blockchain technology, the platform mitigates risk and promotes security, efficiency, trust, and transparency throughout the entire trade process

The Success Of Our Business Offering Rhodium Resources

We are driven by our strong desire to improve our business practices through innovative and practical solutions.

Rhodium is one of the fastest growing independent physical commodity trading and trade finance businesses. We have trade expertise in non-petroleum physical commodities like grains, edible oil, ferrous metals, etc. These commodities are characterized by low volatility and fairly inelastic demand, imparting a level of stability and predictability to our business. We also generally engage in back-to-back trades thus reducing speculation risk.

Rhodium has developed significant know how in the areas of trade finance, risk management, and logistics. We pioneered the use of credit insurance to minimize the risk of trade financing. As a client on the Kratos platform, Rhodium has seen tremendous operational leverage in being able to better control expenses while growing transaction volumes.

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