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The Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT), a global industry association for international transaction banking, has released a whitepaper, “ISO 20022 Migration: Lessons Learned”, highlighting some of the critical lessons its members have learned while implementing this ‘new language of payments’.
Following on from our first predictions article, the incremental gains for credit insurance, trade and supply chain finance, TFG surveyed 9 more industry experts looking at what we might expect for technology for trade, treasury and payments in 2024.
40% of Britons want to exercise more in 2024, according to Forbes. For many, this means going to the gym, which has almost as many acronyms as trade and supply chain finance.
At TFG, we took the time to reflect back on the happenings across trade, treasury, and payments in 2023. After sifting through our news archives and speaking with industry experts, we devised this list of 9 key events and themes that shaped trade, treasury, and payments in 2023.
Trade credit insurance (TCI) and surety play a vital role in the global economy, yet they are often overlooked. These instruments provide a safety net that allows businesses to navigate unpredictable financial landscapes more confidently, ensuring that their cash flow remains stable and contractual obligations are met.
In the realm of trade, treasury and payments, the quest for seamless transactions and the bridging of technological divides has taken centre stage. At Sibos 2023 in Toronto, the panel “Corporate to Bank APIs for Guarantees – Are we Future Ready?” focused on the role of standardisation in driving technological development for the industry.
To help drive digital adoption in trade, Stephenson Harwood, in alliance with Virtus Law LLP, has collaborated with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to release an article, TradeTrust-enabled Electronic Bills of Lading – A legal and practical analysis of their use in global trade.
Africa has been a gateway for trade for centuries, yet the development of modern financial instruments like receivables finance has lagged. Receivables finance is not just a financial instrument. It’s a lifeline for businesses, especially in the ever-evolving landscape of African trade.
The panel’s moderator, Tom Zschach, Chief Innovation Officer at Swift was joined by Kelly Switt, Global Head of Intelligent Edge Business Development at Red Hat; John Overton, CEO at Kove; Vivek Agarwal, Head of Financial Services Solutions at C3 AI; and Johan Bryssinck, AI Programme and Shared Services at Swift.
As our world becomes increasingly digital, the digital divide has widespread implications, and the least developed countries (LDCs) are most likely to be negatively affected.
A first for the industry, Trade Finance Global (TFG) has partnered with several major organisations in the trade, treasury, and payments space to come together and speak openly about an often overlooked yet invaluable segment in the industry: the LGBTQ+ community.
In its largest single-period increase since its inception, the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) latest Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey indicates that the trade finance gap in 2022 rose to $2.5 trillion, up from $1.7 in 2020 and $1.5 trillion in 2018.
A judge in a Canadian court case has ruled that a thumbs-up emoji constituted a legally binding acceptance of a contract, ordering the defendant, who failed to fulfill their end of the deal, to pay more than $82,000 in damages.