Features and benefits

  • Funds up to Rs. 75 lakh

    Funds up to Rs. 75 lakh

    Get a high-value loan from Bajaj Finserv to source raw materials, manage logistics, and address all your supply chain needs.

  • Collateral-free finance

    Collateral-free finance

    Obtain funds for your supply chain without having to offer an asset as security.

  • Approval in 48 hours

    Approval in 48 hours

    Apply online with just two documents* to get approval within 48 hours*.

  • Flexi facility

    Flexi facility

    Address changing supply chain needs by borrowing when you need them and prepaying when you can for free with our Flexi business loan.

  • Up to 45%* lower EMIs

    Up to 45%* lower EMIs

    Reduce your monthly outgo by opting to pay interest-only EMIs for the first part of the tenor with a Flexi loan.

  • Online loan management

    Online loan management

    Access your supply chain finance account from anywhere and with our customer portal - My Account.

What is supply chain finance?

Supply chain financing encompasses a set of short-term credit solutions to improve the working capital, remove hindrances to manufacturing and production, and lower the financing costs of buyers and sellers linked in a transaction. There are three main parties involved; the buyer, the seller, and the financing institute. As a financing institute, Bajaj Finserv offers supply chain finance of up to Rs. 75 lakh on simple eligibility terms. Businesses can get instant approval in just 48 hours* by applying online and submitting the basic documents.

Bajaj Finserv brings supply chain finance in India to provide sufficient liquidity in the supply chain so that the movement of goods is not blocked due to fund shortage. It offers a low-risk, cost-effective means of providing suppliers with liquidity by leveraging the credit rating of your customers (buyers). Businesses can thus make the most of this funding to streamline their supply chain.

How supply chain finance works?

Supply chain finance is a way of improving cash flow by allowing buyers to pay their suppliers later, while giving suppliers the option to get paid earlier by a third-party financier.

Supply chain finance is a process where a buyer initiates a payment to a supplier through a financier. The financier pays the supplier immediately and collects the payment from the buyer later. This reduces the financing costs and risks for both parties.

Supply chain finance is a form of reverse factoring, where a buyer approves the invoices of a supplier for financing by a bank or other institution. The supplier gets paid faster, while the buyer gets more time to pay.

Example of supply chain finance

Supply chain finance is a financing solution that optimizes the cash flow of businesses by aligning the payment cycles of suppliers and buyers. For instance, if a buyer purchases goods from a supplier, supply chain finance enables the buyer to extend the payment period while providing faster payment to the supplier. This helps improve the supplier's liquidity and reduces the buyer's costs by negotiating early payment discounts. Supply chain finance allows businesses to manage their cash flow effectively while supporting their suppliers' financial operations.

Supply chain finance process

The supply chain finance process begins with a buyer sourcing goods or services from a supplier. Once the buyer approves the invoice, the supplier can elect to receive early payment from a financial institution at a discounted rate or wait for the payment term to expire. The buyer can then extend the payment term and preserve its working capital. The financial institution finances the requested early payment and manages the repayment from the buyer. The process benefits all parties involved by providing liquidity, reducing costs, and optimising the supply chain.

Challenges of supply chain finance

While supply chain finance offers significant benefits, there are some challenges that businesses must address. One of the major challenges is the lack of trust among suppliers and buyers. Another challenge is the complexity of existing supply chain systems and the need for customised solutions for each supplier. Additionally, managing payment cycles requires coordination among multiple stakeholders, which can be challenging. The efficiency and success of supply chain finance require the need for technology-driven solutions, risk assessment and mitigation, and effective communication to overcome these challenges.

Techniques used in supply chain finance

Some techniques used in supply chain finance are:

  • Reverse factoring: The buyer approves the invoices of the supplier for financing by a third party, who pays the supplier and collects from the buyer later.
  • Dynamic discounting: The buyer offers discounts to the supplier for early payment, based on the number of days before the due date.
  • Payables finance: The buyer sells its accounts payable to a financier, who pays the supplier and collects from the buyer later.

Supply chain finance works in two ways:

Invoice discounting: This is a means of unlocking cash that’s tied up in your unpaid customer invoices. The invoices generated by a business (seller) are discounted, and loans are provided so that a business does not have to wait for bill clearance and make payments in time. You, the seller, approach Bajaj Finserv to summarise your customer invoices to receive funds immediately as a discounted amount. Simultaneously, the buyer gets an extended period for bill payment which the financial institution collects in full on maturity.

Purchase order financing (invoice factoring): This provides a way for you (seller) to purchase inventory or manufacture goods by leveraging a purchase order made by a customer. You (seller) can approach Bajaj Finserv with a purchase order. Bajaj Finserv then guarantees credit to your supplier and collaborates with it to fulfil the order. Your supplier ships the order to your customer, who, in turn, pays Bajaj Finserv. Lastly, we remit funds to you minus our financing costs.

We offer cost-effective supply chain financing. Buyers and sellers can negotiate the supply chain finance terms based on the leverage, that is, the invoices or purchase orders and the credit ratings of the parties involved.

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Eligibility criteria and documents required

  • Nationality

    Nationality

    Indian

  • Age

    Age

    24 years to 80 years*
    (*Age should be 80 years at Loan Maturity)

  • Business vintage

    Business vintage

    At least 3 years

  • CIBIL score

    CIBIL score

    685 or higher

Supply chain finance works best when the buyer's credit rating is higher than the seller's credit rating.

The main documents required for supply chain financing are identity proof, address proof, financial documents and business ownership documents.

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Interest rate and charges

Bajaj Finserv offers supply chain loans that come with nominal interest rates and no hidden charges. For a complete list of the applicable fees, click here.

How to apply

  1. 1 Click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ to open the application form
  2. 2 Enter your basic personal and business details
  3. 3 Upload your last six months bank statements
  4. 4 Receive a call from our representative who will guide you on further steps.

Once approved, you will get access to funds in just 48 hours*.

*Conditions apply

FAQ Suggestion

What is meant by supply chain finance?

Supply chain finance, also known as reverse factoring, helps businesses improve their cash flow by letting them pay their suppliers over a longer period of time, while giving their large and small suppliers the option to get paid early.

Is supply chain a finance function?

Managing the supply chain is the combined responsibility of your business’s operations and finance departments. While your operations team is responsible for the movement of goods, your finance arm foots the bills from your suppliers.

Help them keep your business’s supply chain running smoothly by opting for a business loan. Get up to Rs. 75 lakh for maintaining a healthy balance of working capital.

What is the process flow of supply chain finance?

The process flow of supply chain finance involves three main steps: 1) the buyer approves the invoice and requests early payment, 2) the supplier requests early payment from a financing provider, and 3) the financing provider pays the supplier and collects payment from the buyer at a later date.

How do I choose a provider for supply chain finance?

To choose a provider for supply chain finance, consider factors such as their reputation, experience, financing rates, customer support, and technology platform capabilities.

What’s the difference between supply chain finance and factoring?

The main difference between supply chain finance and factoring is that supply chain finance involves the financing of invoices between a buyer and supplier, while factoring involves the sale of accounts receivable by a business to a third-party financer. Supply chain finance is also typically more flexible and less expensive than factoring.

What are the objectives of supply chain finance?

The objectives of supply chain finance are to optimise working capital, enhance financial stability, and drive economic growth by aligning payment cycles with the supply chain. It aims to provide access to finance for businesses that may not qualify for traditional financing and allow suppliers to receive early payment at discounted rates.

Why is supply chain finance an important topic?

Supply chain finance is an important topic as it improves the liquidity of businesses, reduces financing costs, mitigates supply chain risks, and enhances financial performance. It increases transparency in the supply chain and fosters collaboration among suppliers, buyers, and financial institutions.

What are the benefits of supply chain finance?

Supply chain finance provides benefits such as improved cash flow management, access to finance, lower financing rates, optimised inventory levels, and minimised payment disputes. It reduces the risk of supply chain disruption and increases the competitiveness of businesses. It can also strengthen supplier relationships and foster innovation in the supply chain.

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