Money fuels serious crime, including drugs trafficking, human slavery and terrorism. Managing financial crime risk while keeping up with the speed at which trade finance and payments technologies are emerging presents a huge challenge for banks around the world. TFG heard from Standard Chartered’s Global Co-Head, Financial Crime Compliance, David Howes.
TFG and ITFA welcome global experts from the industry to discuss how the trade industry is not only keeping the lights on, but forming the frontline for millions of businesses around the world.
Today we have announced the organizations recognized and commended for their contribution to the trade sector at the International TFG Trade Awards 2020, in cooperation with BAFT.
The first estimates for the factoring industry worldwide in 2019 have been announced today by the FCI Secretary General at BCR’s 20th RFIX event
The ITFA Emerging Leaders initiative is the corollary of the industry’s understanding of how important it is to portray trade finance as an exciting, vibrant and dynamic essential component of the financial services sector.
TFG has released its latest issue of Trade Finance Talks entitled ‘Challenging Business: Trade Finance in Developing Markets.
TFG spoke to British Argentine Chamber of Commerce’s, Susana Ecclestone about Argentina’s trade opportunities.
TFG heard from Leumi UK’s Gil Karni and Yifat Oron, on the four top trends predicted for 2020
The title of the EBRD’s transition report 2019-2020 – “Better Governance, Better Economies” – summarises its message well. Good governance matters. It matters at the level of countries, subnational regions and firms…
TFG’s Editor, Deepesh Patel, spoke to Yves Mersch about the strategical priorities of the ECB in 2020. They discussed the importance of central banks’ independence for the foreseeing of their mandates. The ECB’s mandate is to ensure price stability…
TFG’s Editor Deepesh Patel spoke to Stacey Facter, BAFT’s Senior Vice President for Trade Products, during BAFT’s Global Annual Meeting, held in Frankfurt from January 13-15, 2020. Anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions were key compliance themes at the meeting, so TFG caught up to discuss how these could be tackled moving forward, and what’s in stock for 2020.
Today we’re delighted to be joined by Simon Ring at Pole Star and Nick Barnes at TradeIX and the Marco Polo Network. This podcast is really about the intersection between freight forwarding, trade and regulatory technology.
Currency is part and parcel of monetary policy, and a public mandate of the European Central Bank (ECB). TFG’s Editor, Deepesh Patel, spoke to ECB’s Yves Mersch about the possibilities of central bank digital currencies in relation to payment systems, faster transaction times and settlements. Separating the hype from reality; Mersch spoke to TFG about the regulatory consequences of central bank digital currencies. “We are tech neutral. We want to stay ahead of tech. Tech has to serve our purpose, not the other way around.”
The biggest global reduction in sulphur content for marine fuels has now come into force (from the 1st January 2020). Shipping companies will need to axe sulphur emissions by around 85%m and with this in mind, what could these new limits mean for trade, freight forwarding prices and the global economy? TFG investigates.
Trade Finance Global sat down with several top experts in the trade, supply chain, and receivables industry to discuss their predictions for 2020.