The value of Trade Finance Programs, which if combined with regulatory and technological innovation, is destined to hasten the closing trade finance gap and bring broader positive economic outcomes for nations.
With China receiving global backlash for alleged mishandling of Covid-19 crisis, resulting in businesses pulling out, can its neighboring counties with the latter’s emerging economies seize the opportunity, or is China irreplaceable?
TFG heard from EXX Africa’s Keri Leicher, on the economic, political and health crisis in Africa caused by Covid-19 pandemic. Keri spoke of Africa’s high level of debt and silent attacks affecting the continent’s security.
Given that nearly 90% of world trade relies on some form of trade financing (trade credit insurance, trade finance or guarantees), it’s important to understand the complexities around financing trade, the various products offered by financiers, and understanding the pitfalls, challenges and use cases for trade credit.
Following warnings to UK government Ministers around exporters being locked out of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILs) by banks, the UK government has clarified its position.
As airlines struggle with their cashflows as a result of the travel slump brought about by Covid-19, TFG’s Flora Tan spoke to Ocorian’s Conor Blake, examining the impacts.
For years microcredit has been used as a tool to fight both poverty and gender inequality. However, over the years, many researchers have concluded the Microcredit might not be the miraculous solution to these issues.
Flexport’s unique visibility into client shipments down to the SKU level through its digital platform provides them with a unique perspective on risk relative to banks offering financing. This insight… read more →
Reports find that there are extensive ties between british billionaire Sanjeev Gupta’s acquired bank, Wyelands and his family’s wider business empire, the GFG Alliance. This strong link is raising questions over how the bank is appropriating savers’ deposits.
“There remains significant capital trapped within the supply chains of S&P 1500 companies, with a potential to release an estimated $460 billion through working capital optimization programs”.
Personal Guarantees 101. TFG heard from Todd Davison at Purbeck Insurance Services on personal guarantees and what this means for raising finance for a company
Transaction banking services are often overlooked avenues of revenue at the top level of investment banking
Europe’s alternative finance market has exploded over the last 5 years, now worth an estimated €7.7bn according to the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. The UK alone has grown by… read more →
I had the pleasure of interviewing Sergio Domingues, Managing Director of the State of Georgia Europe Office based in Munich, Germany. Georgia has had a footprint in Europe for over… read more →
UK Trade Envoy to Iran, Lord Norman Lamont said in an exclusive interview with Trade Finance Global that Trump’s sanctions are having a huge impact on global trade, causing a… read more →