Robert Meters, director of Schumann International Limited, discusses the current and long-term impacts of the conflict on receivables finance and credit risk management.
Structured trade finance is a type of debt finance, which is used as an alternative to conventional lending.
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.
Letters of credit are one of the most commonly used trade finance instruments, and they are a great way to increase security and mitigate risk during a trade transaction
In this article, SACE’s Irene Gambelli discusses the support provided by Italy’s export credit agency to SMEs during and after the pandemic, with an increasing focus on green finance
Trade Finance Global (TFG) is pleased to announce that it will act as a media partner for the ICISA Surety Week 2022, a new event from the International Credit Insurance & Surety Association (ICISA).
After another tumultuous year for trade finance in 2021, the industry is set to face a number of challenges – both old and new – as we head into 2022.
As the trade finance industry shifts towards more digitalised ways of doing business, new niches are opening up within the market.
It’s around two weeks until the SWIFT Standards Release 2021, which is one of the items seemingly on everyone’s lips.
The magnitude and pressure around climate change and the United Nations (UN) agenda can give an opportunity to make a joint effort to transform supply chains more sustainable.
How has SWIFT changed, what challenges have they faced and how will they continue reinventing themselves in the highly competitive global payments market?
The digital transformation of the banking operations of guarantees and documentary credits to shift from the paper-based and labour-intensive models to a digital trade ecosystem.
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.
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.
Developing and harmonising existing standards within trade finance is key for digitalising trade.