Deepesh Patel, editor at Trade Finance Global, spoke to Enno-Burghard Weitzel, SVP Strategy, Digitization & Business Development at Surecomp, in a webinar entitled “Taking trade finance digital – buy vs build.”
Finding from recent Finastra research shows that bank view fintech partnerships as a vital strategy, with three in four banks looking to connect with three fintechs in the next 12-18… read more →
From “Accelerator” to “Zombie Firm”, the fintech industry has numerous terms that often confuse and scare away many people. If one is not involved with the industry, there are endless… read more →
The Arab region has seen significant progress in education, particularly for women, thanks to the ambitious Visions for 2030 and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governments have prioritised education reform to break generational cycles of poverty, inequality, and stagnant economic growth, leading to Arab women excelling in education and driving regional prosperity.
The dematerialisation of invoices and other supply chain documents is set for rapid growth. Most importantly the B2B market can be expected to build on the success of larger enterprises in automating their accounts payable and receivable processes to spread e-invoicing practices to small and medium-sized businesses (SME).
Visa has announced a partnership with PayPal and Venmo to trial their new program, Visa+. This new service looks to help individuals transfer money rapidly and safely between different person-to-person… read more →
ESG is certainly not a new development, but its growth and importance in financial services have never been higher. Whilst there has been a big focus on the “E” in ESG, we’re also seeing a lot of progress in tackling other aspects, such as social action to address societal challenges. One of the biggest social challenges in global trade is the huge, and growing, finance gap.
The MLETR (Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records) is a revolutionary solution that aims to transform the trade finance industry by providing an open framework for digitising trade documentation.
To learn more about some of the emerging trends in the trade finance ecosystem, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Elena Sankova, global solution consultant and head of European pre-sales for working capital and cash management at Finastra.
In the largest banking collapse since the 2008 financial crisis, US regulators were forced on Friday to take over control of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) – a prominent lender to tech start-ups, providing financing for almost half of US venture-backed technology and healthcare companies.
As more companies look for ways to expand into new markets, surety bonds provide a valuable safeguard and financial advantage.
A court ruling on 22 February heard that the Marco Polo Network has debts of more than €5.2 million (£4.6 million).
While consensus and recognised standards exist for carbon footprint measurement and reporting, carbon offsetting and the quality of underlying projects are still subject to debate.
2022 was a year of seismic and rapid changes for international trade and trade finance. War in Europe, COVID-19, and inflation created unimaginable disruptions in the industry. This dynamic phase is creating opportunities and gives way for new entrants in the ecosystem.