ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF TRADE FINANCE
The availability of finance is essential for a healthy trading system. Today, up to 80 per cent of global trade is supported by some sort of financing or credit insurance. However, there are significant gaps in provision and therefore many companies cannot access the financial tools that they need. Without adequate trade finance, opportunities for growth and development are missed. The purpose of this paper are the possibilities for trade finance, primarily financing the exchange of SMEs.