As advocates of DLT in global trade and commerce, TFG are partnering with 101 Blockchains to promote the education of specific technologies that are currently available.
Interbank and bank-to-corporate messaging remains a challenge, and whilst the industry welcomes moves towards structured data and SWIFT’s new messaging types, there are still challenges.
DeFi, short for Decentralized Finance and also referred to as ‘Open Finance’, is a set of DLT-based financial services and applications intended to augment or replace the currently existing financial system (comparatively referred to as ‘Centralized Finance’).
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA) and BAFT today shared some of the ad hoc practices being implemented by FIs under the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the APAC region solidifies its global trade leadership, banks gain an opportunity to serve new finance needs as long as they make needed technology and process changes.
TFG heard from Finastra and Cognizant discussing trade and supply chain trends in Asia for 2020. Accounting for half of global GDP, what are the biggest challenges that lie ahead?
Money fuels serious crime, including drugs trafficking, human slavery and terrorism. Managing financial crime risk while keeping up with the speed at which trade finance and payments technologies are emerging presents a huge challenge for banks around the world. TFG heard from Standard Chartered’s Global Co-Head, Financial Crime Compliance, David Howes.
Tokenization is a concept with the potential to solve many trade financing problems that exist for business. TFG heard from Crowdz CEO Payson Johnston.
TFG’s Ross McKenzie spoke to SWIFT’s Fabien Depasse, head of gpi Customer Success at SWIFT about the benefit of payment confirmations and universal confirmations between beneficiaries.
In response to ADB’s recent USD $200mn to boost trade finance in response to the impact of COVID-19, TFG caught up with Manilla based Steven Beck on TFT. The requirements for multinationals and development banks has never been more important in keeping supply chains running.
Macro uncertainty continues to be a key factor impacting growth as we continue to see a slowdown in trade flows. TFG spoke to BofA’s APAC team
Recent trade developments with the US and China had accelerated a trend of companies in the South-East Asian region
TFG heard from Leumi UK’s Gil Karni and Yifat Oron, on the four top trends predicted for 2020
We discussed with AIG some of the challenges and opportunities in the trade credit insurance sector. Enabling the much-needed reduction of the trade finance gap, and bringing in a wider array of investors while mitigating the risks of such expansion in the backdrop of geopolitical uncertainty will be a huge challenge in 2020. However, dealing with a broader collection of participants in the trade finance ecosystem in terms of jurisdictions, size of the borrower, types of assets and fintech entrants set us up for interesting times.
Envoy Group, the innovative London based supply chain and trade finance team, is accelerating its expansion following a $13 million institutional investment committed from Alcedo Digital Ventures. With its end-to-end solution focused on Latin American trade, the company can now process significantly greater trade volumes and launch new functionality, including the NVOY Stellar based tokenised payment solution for frictionless and zero cost payment of cross border trades and related services.