The Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT), a global industry association for international transaction banking, has released a whitepaper, “ISO 20022 Migration: Lessons Learned”, highlighting some of the critical lessons its members have learned while implementing this ‘new language of payments’.
2024 is set to bring about significant changes in finance and banking. Driven by a convergence of cutting-edge technologies, the industry-wide transition to ISO 20022, the rise of digital currencies, and innovative AI-powered solutions, the year holds promise for considerable advancements and enhanced alignment between fintech and traditional financial institutions.
While it comes with many business benefits, engaging in trade with nations around the world can be a complex process. As a result, it may be tempting to pay your invoices in GBP which, at face value, may seem like a simpler and more beneficial option – but this often isn’t the case.
In order to communicate with each other, banks use a messaging system called SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), which provides a standardized and secure way to exchange information. There are several different types of SWIFT messages that banks use for various purposes.
According to Mastercard’s 2023 Borderless Payments Report millions of consumers and SMEs worldwide are increasingly dependent on both intra and cross border payment flows.
In a collaborative effort with BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, and four electronic Bills of Lading (eBL) platforms, Swift has successfully trialled an interoperability solution.
Europe remains one of the most important continents for African trade, but recent years have seen a decline relative to other regions, with a notable uptick in flows from China and MEA regions.
Trade finance providers have a critical role to play in the low-carbon transition. Through their lending decisions, they hold massive influence in some of the most carbon-intensive companies and supply chains, and they can use this leverage to push for much-needed progress on climate.
The ISO 20022 format is a set of data and messaging that is integrated into an instant payment or any other cross-border transaction.
Trade Finance Global (TFG) was at the heart of these conversations, offering a unique and insightful perspective on the future of trade finance. After some time to reflect, here are our top takeaways from the jam-packed conference.
Finastra, a global provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, has announced a partnership with CQUR Bank, an international corporate bank. This collaboration is set to advance CQUR Bank’s technology strategy… read more →
At the 49th Annual Trade and Forfaiting Conference held at ITFA Abu Dhabi, TFG’s Deepesh Patel spoke with Sean Edwards, Chairman of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA), about some of the key themes emerging throughout the conference in a quickfire session.
In the realm of trade, treasury and payments, the quest for seamless transactions and the bridging of technological divides has taken centre stage. At Sibos 2023 in Toronto, the panel “Corporate to Bank APIs for Guarantees – Are we Future Ready?” focused on the role of standardisation in driving technological development for the industry.
Finastra, a Worldwide Supplier of Financial Software and Platforms, has Joined Forces with ELCY, an Expert in E-commerce Systems for Managing International Trade Finance. Their Collaborative Effort is Aimed at… read more →
Lloyds Bank has introduced a digital solution, which enables clients to obtain Direct Guarantees or Standby Letters of Credit, thereby enhancing the efficiency, safety, and security of their trading activities. … read more →