Trade Finance Global spoke to Chris Southworth, Secretary General of the ICC United Kingdom, and Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General at the Institute of Export and International Trade about Incoterms® 2020 and what this means for businesses in the United Kingdom
Northern Ireland and the U.K. Have a long and complicated relationship. The latter half of the 20th century was one of its most turbulent periods, as clashes between nationalist and unionist groups killed nearly 4000 people between 1968 and 1998. The violence ended courtesy of the Good Friday Agreement, signed in April of 1998…
TFG caught up with Iain MacLennan, Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance at Finastra, on the key trends in trade and supply chain finance in an era of uncertainty and geopolitics, in preparation for the World Trade Symposium which will be held in New York on the 6th and 7th November.
Internationally renowned as the ‘start-up’ nation, Israel presents a plethora of exciting trading opportunities for the UK and will be an important partner as it prepares for its formal exit from the European Union (EU), finds Leumi UK’s whitepaper
Existing systems are woefully inefficient, siloed or still paper-based and many of them have not improved for decades. The Marco Polo Network is working with Financial Institutions, Corporates and Technology & Service Providers to remove the barriers preventing them from operating at their best.
WOA is delighted to announce that its first physical conference, held in the major global trade port city of Antwerp, has been a real success bringing together nearly one hundred C-level representatives from across Europe, the USA and beyond.
“I joined SWIFT as part of the 5 man global sales team in 1985, so SIBOS in Brighton was my first … and of course it was memorable…I stayed for 20 years, attended 23 SIBOS events across the world- pioneering days … no mobile phones, paper based processes, no internet …’
TFG heard from Alexander Goulandris the co-CEO of essDOCS about the different solutions for paperless trade. He exclusively announced the launch of a new product called CargoDocs Match, which will enable trade finance banks to continue to provide BPO-related solutions to their customers after SWIFT discontinues support for the Trade Services Utility (TSU) in 2020.
The Universal Trade Network (UTN), a project initially aimed to allow for interoperability between many of the blockchain and non-blockchain consortia and networks has been renamed and adopted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
TFG heard the latest in structured trade & receivables finance from a global transaction banking perspective. We asked Saqib Mustafa from Santander’s GTB team to give us an overview on how credit insurance is being used as a risk mitigation and capital efficiency tool for producers and traders, as well as the latest commodity finance trends from the bank.
TFG reports exclusively on the white paper: Digital Ecosystems in Trade Finance, from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), SWIFT and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
London, 20th September 2019. Trade Finance Global (TFG) are delighted to announce a media partnership with TXF at their 2019 Commodities Geneva and Political Risk & Insurance London Conferences.
TFG spoke to the leading trade, banking, forfaiting, factoring and open account industry bodies to get an update on the key projects, initiatives and milestones from 2019.
Trade Finance Global (TFG), announces that it joins Innovate Finance, the leading UK industry body and independent membership association for FinTech.
Today TFG record live from the ITFA Annual Meeting in Budapest. The conference covered developments within areas of supply chain finance, credit risk insurance and ever more creative risk distribution techniques, as well as the rise of fintech within the trade and open account environment.