Supply Chain Finance

Global end-to-end financing programs including Channel Finance, Sales Finance, and Supplier Finance

Best Provider of Supply Chain Finance (2015)
Best Provider of Supply Chain Finance (2015)

Working capital to support your goals

Increase your cash flow and grow. Strengthen relationships with trading partners. Take advantage of extended payment terms. Every business faces moments when you need additional working capital solutions, and Wells Fargo Capital Finance is ready to help you reach your goals.

We have several global financing programs that can support both payables and receivables, including Channel Finance, Sales Finance, and Supplier Finance.

Throughout our partnership, the Supply Chain Finance team at Wells Fargo Capital Finance has proven to be very customer-focused and has helped equip WWT with flexible and cutting-edge financing solutions that have helped us grow tremendously. The extended-term financing programs are the types of creative solutions that allow us the flexibility to pursue our strategic initiatives and meet the needs of our customers.

Tom Strunk, chief financial officer, World Wide Technology, Inc.

Channel Finance

We work with manufacturers and distributors to sponsor flexible working capital and extended-term financing programs for their reseller customers.

Through our Channel Finance programs, manufacturers and distributors may:

  • Reduce credit exposure and shift risk off their balance sheets
  • Provide growth capital to resellers without increased credit risk
  • Outsource credit administration and receivables collection and management

Our Channel Finance programs offer resellers additional benefits. Through our programs, resellers may:

  • Obtain greater purchasing power with a larger credit facility
  • Achieve greater liquidity with longer-term financing
  • Reduce costs with interest-free financing

Sales Finance

With a sales finance program, your company enters into a contract with Wells Fargo Capital Finance to sell receivables related to business you do with investment-grade or near-investment-grade buyers (key accounts purchase), or risk-pooled receivables portfolios (portfolio purchase).

Large corporations that sell to domestic and international buyers (key accounts purchase) or risk-pooled receivables portfolios (portfolio purchase) may:

  • Mitigate risk
  • Enhance working capital
  • Optimize their balance sheet
  • Improve supply chain liquidity
  • Offer extended terms to customers
  • Diversify capital sources
  • View transactions through an automated platform

Supplier Finance

Supplier Finance addresses the needs of large corporations with wide supplier networks.

Through the program, buyers can either negotiate extended payment terms or a cost of goods sold reduction in return for giving suppliers access to lower-cost financing. We provide suppliers with a discounted early payment at an improved rate based on the buyer’s credit risk.

Potential benefits for buyers include:

  • Reduce cost of goods sold
  • Increase days payables outstanding
  • Gain cash flow certainty
  • Strengthen financial supply chain
  • Improve relationships with suppliers
  • Reduce supply chain financing costs

Potential benefits for suppliers include:

  • Gain access to an attractive liquidity management tool through the early payment option
  • Increase cash flow, reduce accounts receivable and days sales outstanding
  • Reduce capital costs (such as accounts receivable carrying costs)
  • Strengthen financial position
  • Receive full payment transparency
  • Receive information and payment in a format that best suits your needs

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Steve Hopkins

Leader with over 25 years of experience supporting the working capital goals of companies

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Steve Elson

Industry veteran providing working capital and liquidity solutions to customers

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Jim Merrill

Experienced sales leader who develops new channel finance relationships with technology vendors, manufacturers, and distributors.

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