Existing systems are woefully inefficient, siloed or still paper-based and many of them have not improved for decades. The Marco Polo Network is working with Financial Institutions, Corporates and Technology & Service Providers to remove the barriers preventing them from operating at their best.
AGTB: New kid on the block. TFG heard from Daniel Gould, Deputy CEO of Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank, and its new digital offering for trade finance in the UAE and MENA region. Building a trade bank from scratch without relying on legacy technologies has enabled AGTB to reimagine trade finance, building a competitive product for the corporate banking space.
The Italian Banking market continues to face headwinds and pressures around new payment service directives (PSDII), challenges from the regulator, and changing customer needs. TFG caught up with the CEO of regtech innovator CBI about their latest product CBI Globe, and how this is positioned to help Italian banks succeed and grow.
TFG spoke to the author of ‘Digital Ecosystems within Trade Finance’, a BCG, SWIFT and ICC report on the state of networks and consortia, the key problem points within trade and trade finance, as well as the current barriers in terms of digitalisation both from a corporate and bank perspective. Deepesh spoke to Sukand Ramachandran at BCG about how global trade is changing and the role of digital ecosystems within this.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released the results of the 2019 rendition of their annual Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey. ADB’s vast network of respondents includes 112 banks from 47 countries, 53 export credit agencies from 17 countries, 39 forfaiters from 20 countries, and 336 other firms from 68 different countries around the globe.
LBBW and Commerzbank have once again executed a trade transaction between Voith and KSB SE, via the Marco Polo trade finance network, built on R3’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform, Corda.
Membership agreement enhances Standard Chartered’s benchmarking and modelling capabilities and strengthens Global Credit Data’s international coverage
With the departure of we.trade’s cofounder Roberto Mancone – TFG investigates the significant challenges on the road ahead for the blockchain platform.
As of April 1st 2019, more than ten of the world’s leading finance institutions and banks announced a combined effort to develop the multi-trillion dollar market that is trade finance, as an asset class of its own.
For the second year running, Global Credit Data releases extensive analytics on loss given default, confirming the positive results from 2018
Deutsche Bank and Serrala, have launched the first API interface for SEPA instant payments in the market.
Lesley Batchelor OBE, the Director General of the Institute of Export & International Trade, gave her views on how UK businesses can improve their export performance, despite the current geopolitical situation
In this edition of Trade Finance Talks, we’re going to be hearing from Alisa DiCaprio, Head of Trade and Supply Chain at R3 on Corda, blockchain and data exchange in trade
In this edition of Trade Finance Talks, we speak with Roberto Mancone at we.trade, and Daniele Gnagnarella. Here, we discuss how they are changing the face of trade and receivables finance, and the Consortia 2019 event in May
I recently spoke with Laurent Tabouelle, COO of CODIX. Laurent’s entire career has been in IT for the financial and now the SCF industry and, as CODIX’s Group Managing Director, we wanted to hear about some of the advances in software and technology within the corporate finance and factoring sector.