With the UK and EU yet to reach an agreement on their future trading relationship, it is vital goods vehicle operators are as prepared as possible for a No Deal Brexit on 31 October 2019. In this scenario, new border procedures and haulier responsibilities will come into effect immediately. Hauliers must ensure they fully understand the new road haulage procedures, documentation requirements and responsibilities that will arise; otherwise, they risk their operations coming to a standstill.
Sustainable forms of finance and investing are on the rise and the industry for sustainable mutual funds is growing massively. The trend comes in different forms, and international standards have not been properly set yet. Have yet to be properly set?
With the outcome of Brexit negotiations still shrouded in uncertainty, a priority for the UK remains to establish lasting, meaningful trading relationships with key partner states. As Joshua Allsopp of Leumi UK explains, Israel has become an important partner for the UK in several industries.
As part of the wider strategic media partnership with BCR Publishing TFG are delighted to announce that we are supporting the leading provider of receivables finance market intelligence for two major events from their annual agenda, namely the Receivables Finance Masterclass and Alternative & Receivables Finance Forum.
Despite what economists, central bankers, and politicians may tell you, the evolution of the world economy is not a graceful one. Rarely does it feel cooperative, since getting a good look at how a single element impacts the whole can seem downright impossible. However, the past few days have shined a light on how trade helps shape the global economic landscape, make waves across markets, and set the tone for the future.
With trade and economic sanctions becoming an ever more popular tool of foreign policy in today’s uncertain geopolitical climate, AML, screening and anti-fraud obligations are increasing in scope and complexity. At the same time, the growth in international cross-border trade to around $16 trillion per annum creates an environment that’s ripe for abuse for those wanting to launder money or finance terrorism or criminal activities through the guise of legitimate trade.
TFG caught up with Steve Lotito, Managing Director & Head of Trade Finance-North America, Transaction Banking at MUFG. Steve is also in the Board of Directors of BAFT. There are many challenges and opportunities facing the trade finance business that requires daily attention to the most senior Business Heads.
Looking at the bigger picture of international trade flows and supply chains is crucial when looking at helping businesses access finance. We heard from Tony Brown at the Annual WOA Convention, discussing the world of open account pre- invoice, including purchase orders, transportation, distribution and pre-shipment finance.
Open Account financing is going through a period of rapid change, thanks to digital innovation and competition. Recognised as a safe and flexible way for financing the real economy, we caught up with Erik Timmermans, founder of WOA, and John Brehcist, at their annual convention, to discuss the hottest topics in receivables finance.
Trade and supply chain finance is at the forefront of innovation as there are currently many pain points for corporate clients and banks. As the industry moves towards a platform model, we heard from Accenture’s Cecile Leruste on thee major transition and megatrends going on in commodity finance.
Over the past few years, Italy’s economy has gone through a recessionary period. A recession is defined as two negative quarters of contraction and is a sharp slow-down in the rate of economic growth. In the final quarter of 2018, Italy’s economy shrank by 0.2% and is the third time the country’s growth has fallen into recession over the last decade.
TFG caught up with Iain MacLennan, Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance at Finastra, on the key trends in trade and supply chain finance in an era of uncertainty and geopolitics, in preparation for the World Trade Symposium which will be held in New York on the 6th and 7th November.
We caught with Trade Finance Global’s Head of Trade Finance, Mark Abrams, discussing the latest on mid market access to trade and receivables finance, in light of trade wars and geopolitical uncertainty, particularly Brexit. The interview was held at ExCred Commodities in London.
Internationally renowned as the ‘start-up’ nation, Israel presents a plethora of exciting trading opportunities for the UK and will be an important partner as it prepares for its formal exit from the European Union (EU), finds Leumi UK’s whitepaper
Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank (AGTB), the world’s first digital trade bank, announced today that, starting in November 2019, it will be offering qualified businesses registering in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, a fast-track process for opening a starter corporate account.