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.
Brexit continues to cause changes to the UK construction industry, with impacts ranging from a freeze/slowdown in trade to the decreasing availability of construction workers from overseas. The risky construction sector is showing contraction due to the longer-term uncertainty.
Coltraco Ultrasonics Limited’s Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter explores the opportunities and challenges that British exporters face and identifies some tips to help them achieve their goals.
UKEF’s Richard Simon Lewis highlights the key steps that UK exporters can take to maximize their export opportunities. Trade is a vital part of the government’s industrial strategy, and the… read more →
Co-chairmen of the British Exporting Association (BExA), Marcus Dolman and Geoffrey De Mowbray, discuss the challenges and support needed for UK exporting. In the face of unprecedented levels of political… read more →
“Having experienced the fulfilment of serving the public, you can be sure that I will seek to contribute again” – Baroness Rona Fairhead CBE in her letter of resignation to PM Theresa May
The ecosystem of cross border trade can be a complex one, and a level of assurance is needed to ensure proper levels of trade can be reached as efficiently as possible. A Bill of Lading, sometimes shortened to B/L acts as such assurance, as when issued by a carrier of goods it presents acknowledgement of the receipt of the cargo for shipment.
UK exporters that had previously only traded with the EU are now having to wise up to the fact that Europe may become a true export market, and that they will have to register as an ‘Economic Operator’ and need an EORI number.
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 →