Last week, at the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) Annual Conference, TFG’s editor, Deepesh Patel, sat down with Sean Edwards, chairman of ITFA.
Letters of credit are the oldest and most common type of short term trade finance, famously described as the “lifeblood of international commerce,” with some commentators suggesting their use stretches back to 3000 BC. What makes them so successful?
Our Editor, Deepesh Patel, sat down with Meera Saunders, Underwriter within the Trade Finance team at AIG to discuss the complexities of AIG’s new instrument: a trade credit bridge.
The 2021 ICC Trade Register summary, on the credit risk profiles of trade finance, supply chain finance and export finance transactions. Read our summary on 38m transactions representing USD $19.2t exposures, and 28% of global trade flows.
Trade and economic activity are advancing at a rapid pace across the Middle East. How are governments across the region evolving and harnessing opportunities to enable high-speed economic activity?
MSMEs are the backbone of the economy, however, they have faced a stream of obstacles on their road to obtaining crucial financing, particularly in emerging and developed markets, such as India and Southeast Asia.
Today’s IPCC report warns that temperatures are very likely to reach 1.5°C of warming by 2050. But what could this mean for global trade, trade finance and supply chains?
Swiss Export Risk Insurance SERV gives EPC contractors access to attractive ECA-covered financing through its ECA pathfinding approach. This also enables Swiss exporters to benefit from such infrastructure projects.
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) warns G7 leaders they risk imposing major costs to the global economy
The Factoring – Credit Insurance Working Group held its sixth annual meeting on 31 March 2021, to discuss the state of the industry.
The temporary Trade Credit Reinsurance (TCR), created by the government and the Association of British Insurers (ABI), allowed over half a million businesses to stay afloat, provided certainty to firms across the UK and safeguarded jobs, is now set to come an end on the 30th of June.
FCI Academy announces the opening of the certificate programmes and the specialized online courses to all industry stakeholders.
In the last 25 years, trade and its financing have increasingly come to rely on the internet and new tools such as connectors, digital payments, and cybersecurity.
Trade credit insurance remains critical in the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s why.
Cooperation between credit insurers, export credit agencies and governments prove how far we have come since 2008.