Structured trade finance is a type of debt finance that structures trade finance products from across the supply chain together. Learn everything you need to know about structured trade finance here.
Trade loans are used to finance transactions involving import or export trading and reflecting different stages in the commodity trade cycle, from pre-export financing to borrowing base facilities.
All trade loans, however, are used to finance imports, exports, or other trading transactions.
What is the difference between a red clause letter of credit and a green clause letter of credit? Read TFG’s 2022 letter of credit guide now!
In a bid to curb declining forex outflows, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) introduces exchange controls and limited imports. What will this mean for trade and exports? The SBP… read more →
When using an usance or deferred letter of credit, the issuing bank must make payment by a preset date. This makes planning easier and unlocks working capital.
A joint statement calling for action to address the global food security crisis was issued by the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World… read more →
Ever since China opened its doors to trade with the world nearly twenty years ago, it’s been touted as the next global economic superpower.
The latest issue of TFG’s Trade Finance Talks, ‘Supply chain disruption: the new global food crisis’ is out now!
Just as China’s trade sector recovers from a fresh wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, the world’s largest exporter now faces a slimmer order book amidst weakening global sentiment and increased belt-tightening measures linked to inflation.
The UK’s Department of International Trade has announced a five-year partnership with Barclays bank to ‘broaden, deepen and sharpen’ efforts to promote trade with UK plc. What could this mean… read more →
Backing helps UK businesses to support the construction of hospitals, electric railways, and offshore wind projects across the globe. UK Export Finance (UKEF) awarded over £3.6 billion to clean energy,… read more →
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: How sustainability linked financing can empower circular water projects in MENA
UK exporters are the least optimistic in Europe due to a combination of uncertainty caused by Brexit, the conflict in Ukraine, and disrupted supply chains, according to Allianz Trade. This… read more →
Over the last ten years, nature dependent exports accounted for 40% of annual world trade ($7.4 trillion) – 36% of which stemmed from non-democratic regimes, as defined by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index.
If the Electronic Trade Document Bill trade bill is passed this year, digital documents will be recognised under UK law, which could prove pivotal for global trade. Could blockchain hold the key to a painless and secure switchover to a digital-first trade world?