In this article, John Dunlop takes a look at a documentary trade payment (DTP) and whether it can be substituted for a documentary collection using UCP rules.
Global Supply Chain Finance Forum issues payables finance guidance to drive further clarity on terms and techniques
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), colloquially termed ‘blockchain’ has been touted to disrupt trade and supply chain, as well it’s financing, for over 5 years. Following on from TFG, WTO and ICC’s ‘Periodic Table’ enlisting 39 projects in global trade utilising DLT, we’ve relaunched our table, indicating that the industry has considerably matured and evolved in less than 12 months.
As part of a wider strategic partnership with TXF, TFG are delighted to announce that we are supporting TXF Global Commodity Finance 2020, a 2 in 1 industry-leading event combining a physical and a virtual version.
TFG’s Deepesh Patel caught up with FCI’s Chairman, Mr. Patrick de Villepin, and FCI Vice Chairman, Mrs. Daniela Bonzanini, on the critical role of Receivables finance industry in the recovery of global trade growth during this challenging period.
More action, less talk needed to close the gap between the promise and reality of digital innovation
Standard Chartered sees co-creation and innovation as a crucial aspect and is committed to continue this momentum of ‘more action, less talk’ by bringing the industry together
TFG heard from Robert Meters on the significant role of trade credit insurance in the current economic crisis the global trade is facing.
ITFA and TFG, today, launched their international trade finance guide, aimed at clarifying and defining standard definitions for trade finance products, as well as the risks, challenges and opportunities within trade finance.
TFG announced a media partnership with City & Financial Global Ltd for 10th edition of City Week 2020 – its annual International Financial Services Forum.
ICC has taken the lead to keep trade moving during the Covid-19 pandemic by publishing the eUCP and eURC eRules guidelines for faster and efficient trade transactions.
The Buyer’s Request for Quotation (RFQ) and the responding Seller’s Quotation (QTO) need not be a kabuki dance event that only creates the appearance of engaging in a transaction.
ITFA has led another industry wide initiative to draw the attention of governments and regulators to the importance of the continuous support of all the different insurance tools in times of crisis.
EIPP in combination with blockchain can help banks avoid duplicate Invoice Financing and perform dedupe effectively.
WOA took the initiative to survey members, partners and industry leaders in June 2020 about how the virus has affected performance of factoring and commercial finance firms globally.
SMEs need to re-think their innovation strategy including digitalisation as the pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital technology in trade.