Deal to offer better credit facilities

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Marwan Ahmad Lutfi and Marius Ciavola signing the agreement.

Al Etihad Credit Bureau (AECB) has announced the signing of an agreement with Tradeling, the Middle East and North Africa’s dominant eCommerce platform focused on business-to-business (B2B) transactions, to facilitate offering buyers on the platform better credit facilities.

Parties will work on digitising the credit assessment and facilitation process of the credit history of enterprises and SMEs looking to avail of any of the platform’s credit finance offerings, which will become a major element of Tradeling’s decision-making process upon assessing the risk of the applicant’s credit finance request. As part of the agreement, local and international sellers on the platform will be able to identify companies with a good credit rating and extend financing terms, offering them an opportunity to focus on growth and scaling up their businesses with financial ease. Additionally, Tradeling will act as a non-financial institution, reporting borrowers’ positive and negative payment behaviors to Al Etihad Credit Bureau.

Today, Tradeling’s finance solutions include direct credit lines that permit UAE-based companies to purchase products from a wide array of sellers in 14 different categories with deferred payment terms of 30, 60, or 90 days.

Marwan Ahmad Lutfi, Chief Executive Officer, Al Etihad Credit Bureau,commented, “This collaboration will positively empower the B2B platform to boost its participant’s businesses through facilitating credit facilities with attractive payment terms based on the extensive information provided in the credit reports and score. As a result, our credit reports and credit scores will not only help Tradeling make informed decisions but will also allow them to generate informed foresights and KPIs, eventually leading them to sustainable prosperity for market players through better cash flow management.” Tradeling will report to AECB the repayment behaviour of companies, which availed of credit facilities so that it will show in their credit report which will ultimately impact their credit score.

WAM

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