At the ITFA annual conference in Abu Dhabi, TFG’s Mark Abrams spoke with Nishit Kumar, Senior Director, Head of Loan Syndications and Distribution at Mashreq Bank, and Kamola Burikhodjaeva, Executive Director, Head of Americas Distribution at J.P. Morgan.
“None in particular” is the phrase most frequently heard from enterprises ranked in the top 100 for revenue across eight major global markets when asked which provider leads in digital… read more →
Digital trade finance platform Contour has announced its closure, citing insufficient funding from its bank shareholders. Operations will cease on November 30, leaving users a brief window to complete transactions and download essential data.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced further developments in its project to introduce a digital version of the euro. The Governing Council decided to advance to the next phase… read more →
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.
To help drive digital adoption in trade, Stephenson Harwood, in alliance with Virtus Law LLP, has collaborated with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to release an article, TradeTrust-enabled Electronic Bills of Lading – A legal and practical analysis of their use in global trade.
Sibos 2023, held this year in Toronto, allows industry stakeholders to come together to discuss industry trends and issues.
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 →
In an era defined by lightning-fast technological advancements and an increasingly interconnected global economy, the cross-border payments market is undergoing a radical overhaul.
Join TFG’s Deepesh Patel and Ravesh Lala, IBM’s Head of Business Development for Hybrid Cloud Solutions, at Sibos in Toronto as they clarify the complexity of generative AI and its diverse applications in the trade industry. Ravesh starts with one of the foremost challenges confronting banks in trade and supply chain finance—digitalisation. He underscores the critical importance of transitioning from conventional paper-based procedures to a fully digital supply chain to enhance operational efficiency.
We hear insights from Deepesh Patel, Editor at Trade Finance Global, and Ben Ellis, the SVP Global Head of Visa B2B Connect, reporting from Sibos in Toronto. They highlight the core themes of Sibos: transparency, speed, and security.
At Sibos, the topic of trade digitalisation was buzzing with discussion. However, in order for the industry to make significant progress, it’s essential for all stakeholders to align their efforts. Pamela Mar, Managing Director of ICC Digital Standards Initiative (DSI), is at the forefront of addressing this issue.
In a recent conversation at Sibos, Toronto, TFG’s Deepesh Patel sat down with Steven Beck, Head of Trade and Supply Chain Finance at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Together, they explore the reasons behind the staggering expansion of the trade finance gap, which has now reached a staggering $2.5 trillion.
Live from Sibos in Toronto, TFG’s Deepesh Patel spoke with Tracey Black, the CEO and President of Payments Canada. In a financial sector renowned for its stability and robust regulatory environment, Payments Canada has been entrusted with the pivotal task of modernising payment systems.
In a rapidly evolving world, where businesses are constantly seeking ways to streamline their operations and enhance efficiency, the trade finance sector is no exception.