Trade Finance Guide 2020

ITFA and TFG launch trade finance guide for corporates and large businesses.

Contributors include Charlotte Prior, Nigel Atta-Mensah, Alero Arubi, Ross McKenzie and Carter Hoffman, with additional work from the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (GSCFF) and ITFA’s Emerging Leaders Chair, Duarte Pedreira. Editors include ITFA’s Chairman, Sean Edwards and TFG’s Editorial Director, Deepesh Patel.

Guide to trade finance

What is trade finance?

Trade finance is a set of techniques aimed at mitigating and transferring trade risks to the financial sector, and/or using bank funding to enable domestic and cross border/ international trade flows.

Trade finance focuses on supporting the physical flow of goods across borders while primarily using the goods, receivables and cash generated from the trade as the principal security.

Trade Finance Guide 2020 – Available to download

The guide, which includes worked examples and diagrams for many of the structures, covers the following:

  • Structured Funded Trade Finance
  • Other Techniques in Trade Finance
    • Islamic Finance
    • Syndication

The guide can be downloaded below, or using the link here.

About the Author

Deepesh Patel is Editorial Director at Trade Finance Global (TFG). In this role, Deepesh leads efforts in developing TFG’s brand, relationships and strategic direction in key markets, including the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Deepesh regularly chairs and speaks at international industry events with the WTO, BCR, Excred, TXF, The Economist and Reuters, as well as industry associations including ICC, FCI, ITFA, ICISA and BAFT.

Deepesh is the host of the ‘Trade Finance Talks’ podcast and ‘Trade Finance Talks TV’. He is co-author of ‘Blockchain for Trade: A Reality Check’ with the ICC and the WTO, alongside other industry research.

In addition to his work at TFG, Deepesh is a Strategic Advisor for WOA, and works closely with ITFA. He also sits on the Fintech Working Group of the Standardised Trust.

Prior to TFG, Deepesh worked at Travelex where he was responsible for the cards business and the Travelex Money app in Europe, NAM, UK and Brazil. Deepesh is Chair of Governors and co-opted LA Governor of the Wyvern Federation, which has responsibility for 5 primary schools in South London.

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