Islamic finance is a specialist area that presents exciting growth opportunities for the UK. Sharia (Islamic law) compliant banking assets make up 6% of the world’s banking assets, but globally, approximately one in four people are Muslim. The scope for growth is obvious.
TFG heard from David Morrish and Charles Woodgate from the London Institute of Banking and Finance, ahead of their annual conference, the World Conference for Banking Institutes (WCBI). Given times of unprecedented change within global trade, we discuss what this means for trade related education, as well as the current diversity and gender challenges within trade.
Credit Insurance is an important risk mitigant in international trade. But what actually is credit insurance, how can it be used to facilitate trade finance as a risk mitigant, and what are the key watch-outs a corporate or bank should consider when using credit insurance? We talked to two credit insurance experts about security, policy wording, obligations and what happens when things go wrong.
We spoke to the winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise & International Trade, Imran Arshad, founder of Eventuri, in a podcast series for Trade Finance Talks. The UK exports vehicles and vehicle companions to more than 160 countries worldwide, that’s 81.5% of all vehicles produced in the UK.
We heard from ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth, Professor Charles Debattista and David Lowe from the ICC Incoterms® 2020 Steering Committee. We hear about the importance of Incoterms® in international trade, why they are changing in 2020, and what businesses should be thinking about in order to prepare for these changes.
The life of a corporate treasurer is changing, and so is transaction banking. TFG spoke to Lesley McNamara at BAML on integrating product offerings, digital banking trends, corporate treasury and trade updates.
Alongside the technical and industrial advances of the last 50 years, the ability to trade freely with the Single market has benefited Britain’s businesses well in recent times. So well… read more →
HM Revenue & Customs has just published an updated version of the Partnership Pack on GOV.UK to help businesses plan for the possibility of a ‘no deal’ EU Exit. Businesses… read more →
Join an event that will share practical tips from specialists to help UK business leaders prepare for the impact of Brexit Prepare your Business for Brexit TFG are hosting an… read more →
BCR Alternative & Receivables Finance Forum London will play host to the Alternative & Receivables Finance Forum, which tracks the transformation of receivables and invoice finance; showcasing the most successful… read more →
Open to Export have launched a completely free intuitive online planning tool to help businesses who plan on selling goods and services overseas. We spoke to the team about the… read more →