Advanced Supply Chain Finance

Course code : TF 201-5

In this lesson, individuals will gain an in-depth understanding of the key events in the physical supply chain and the trade cycle and learn to identify the parties involved in these events.

Additionally, you will gain the competence to analyse the financial consequences in terms of risk, funding, liquidity, payment flows, and be able to reach a balanced assessment of inherent risks creating a shared understanding of needs and priorities between finance provider and client.

Finally, individuals will gain an understanding of the unmet and latent corporate needs not currently addressed by the current product set and the principle innovation developments currently in discussion amongst banks, non-bank financiers and technology service providers.


Number of teaching lessons : 6 Modules Duration : 5 hours
Level : 2 Language: English
Credit category : 5

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.

This eLearning course is part of the Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP) certificate and includes a self-assessment tool to help you prepare for the final examination of the CTFP.

However, please note you will only be able to take the final exam and receive the certificate, if you purchase the full Certified Trade Finance Professional course. You will not be able to take the exam if you make multiple, separate purchases of individual courses that together make up the CTFP.

The pass grade for the CTFP exam is set at 70%.

Module 1 Understanding the physical supply chain (key events and parties involved) and identifying the financial consequences

Module 2 Application of supply chain finance products

Module 3 Key factors for successful implementation

Module 4 Unmet and latent client needs

Module 5 Innovation

Module 6 Case Study

Co-founder and Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network Ltd

John Bugeja is a highly experienced trade, supply chain and invoice finance specialist with 40+ years of professional experience in senior leadership roles with HSBC, NatWest, RBS, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. Now Managing Director of Trade Advisory Network Ltd, an advisory and training solution provider delivering product development, operating model design and implementation, and training solutions to banks, non-bank finance providers, FinTechs, corporates and technology service providers. Starting his career in an operational environment, focusing of trade finance, international payments and foreign exchange, he progressed through FI relationship management, marketing, product management and origination

Co-founder and Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network Ltd

Lionel Taylor is a trade, supply chain and invoice finance business leader having over 30+ years’ experience at senior management and director level with major financial institutions including RBS, Rabobank, Citibank and Lloyds Banking Group and with nonbank independents. Now Managing Director of Trade Advisory Network Limited, which specialises in the strategic development of global supply chain, trade and invoice finance with a client base of regional banks independent finance providers, fintechs and technology providers, his key areas of expertise include new business strategy, turnaround, organisation design, new product design, product management, marketing, origination, credit, team building and training.