Associates

The ITFA works closely with many external organisations to enhance the quality of its services and keep its members up-to-date with recent developments.

Bank Associations

ICC

ICC provides a forum for businesses and other organizations to examine and better comprehend the nature and significance of the major shifts taking place in the world economy. It also offers an influential and respected channel for supplying business leadership to help governments manage those shifts in a collaborative manner for the benefit of the world economy as a whole.

BAFT

BAFT is the global financial services association formed by the merger of the Bankers’ Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) and the International Financial Services Association (IFSA).

China Chamber of International Commerce/ICC China

China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) is a nationwide business organization in China, representing the most dynamic and internationalized Chinese companies of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as national and local non-governmental organizations. CCOIC’s mission is to expand the international business relationship to the benefit of its memebership and, more, broadly, the Chinese economy.   CCOIC served as the National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) since China’s entry into ICC in 1994. Headquartered in Beijing, CCOIC maintains a professional staff of policy experts, lawyers, trainers, event organizers, and communicators. Special initiatives covering banking rules, new energy, recycling resources, infrastructure, education and training, debt collection, and real estate mobilize the involvement and contribution of members with the backup of CCOIC branches and expert commissions.

International Investment Bank (IIB)

The International Investment Bank (IIB) is a multilateral institution for development that promotes social and economic development, prosperity, and economic cooperation between its member states. Main directions for its activities are the support of the small and medium-sized businesses and participation in financing socially significant infrastructure projects. The Bank provides loans primarily through leading domestic publicly owned financial institutions, development banks, export and import banks and agencies, or lends in partnership with other international institutions for development.

International Union of Credit and Investment Insurers (Berne Union)

The Berne Union is a non-profit international association, representing the global export credit and investment insurance industry. Members include government-backed export credit agencies, private credit and political risk insurers and multilateral agencies. Collectively their members provide payment risk protection for approximately 11% of world trade. The Berne Union’s mission is to actively facilitate cross-border trade by supporting international acceptance of sound principles in export credit and foreign investment. They provide a forum for professional exchange, sharing of expertise and networking amongst members and engage in collaborative projects with external stakeholders in the wider trade finance industry, including banks and financiers, regulators and policy setters, traders, academics and other associations.

International Credit Insurance & Suretly Association (ICISA)

The International Credit Insurance & Surety Association (ICISA) brings together the world's leading companies that provide credit insurance and/or surety bonds. Founded in 1928 as the first credit insurance association, the current members account for 95% of the world's private credit insurance business. Today, with almost USD 3 trillion in trade receivables insured and billions of dollars worth of construction, services and infrastructure guaranteed, ICISA members play a central role in facilitating trade and economic development on all five continents and practically every country in the world. ICISA, has its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF)

The London Institute of Banking & Finance provides outstanding education in the banking and finance sector, equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary for career development and lifelong learning. Their qualifications are specific to role requirements, designed in collaboration with industry specialists to meet the demands that the banking sector expects. Balancing experience and insight with thought leadership, their learning is based on contemporary real life rather than text book theory. It means their students gain the recognised professional status for sector employment and are better prepared to advance within the industry.  

Partners

Sullivan & Worcester

Sullivan & Worcester are legal advisors to the ITFA. They have been instrumental in the setting up of the ITFA Guidelines.

MCI Nordics

ITFA Conferences are organized by MCI Scandinavia AB.

Regional ITFA Groups

Association of Forfaiters in Switzerland

This information based site is aimed at introducing exporters, importers and financial institutions to the benefits of forfaiting.

Trade Magazines

Global Trade Review

The specialists choice for news, views, features, case studies, interviews and data on global trade finance, forfaiting, factoring and export finance.

Training Partners

Trade & Forfaiting Review

Trade and Forfaiting Review provides in depth analysis of the regulatory landscape of the global trade industry, the nuts and bolts of financing cross border payments and assisting trade flows. Instead of looking at macroeconomic trends which effects the trade industry as whole, Trade and Forfaiting Review gives the reader a chance to digest the finer detail of all the components involved in structuring a deal and what conducting business in a certain geography is like. Through our conferences, masterclasses and content TFR provides relationship managers, lawyers and corporate treasurers with rigorously referenced and highly detailed analysis, which better equips them to make decisions and stay a step ahead of the curve