Forfaiting News

New ITFA initiative for Northern Europe

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

ITFA’s Northern European Regional Committee (NERC) aims to increase its representation of the region and become more inclusive in its activities. These are the aims of Paul Jennings, of ABC International Bank, NERC’s recently elected chairman. He is conscious that currently representation on the regional committee has largely been drawn from London and feels that […]

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New regional committee in Brazil

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

A new ITFA Brazilian Regional Committee has now been established. The new committee was formally ratified by ITFA’s Board on 6th March 2009. It has initially four members: Renato Schulman of Banco Finantia, the Committee’s Chairman; Guilherme Gottardi of Banco Fibra, Alexandre Ozzetti of London Forfaiting Company and representing ATFA, The Association of Trade & […]

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ICC Conference News

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The International Chamber of Commerce is to hold its annual International Trade Finance Conference Week in Vienna. The event, which will be held between 11th and 15th May, is to be hosted by RZB Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich at their Am Stadtpark 9, premises. The week includes an extremely wide variety of presentations and discussions under […]

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Far Eastern trade finance remains active

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Investment banking in the main Asian centres of Singapore and Hong Kong is in the doldrums, with many formerly profitable product areas doing little if any business. However trade finance in general and forfaiting in particular are offering some rays of hope. “Many exporters need funding,” explains Charles Brough, chairman of ITFA’s South Asia Regional […]

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L/Cs and collections find broad interest at CEE region seminar

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Representatives of banks throughout the Central and Eastern Europe Region attended the half-day educational course on UCP600, held in Vienna on 29th January. At the event, hosted by Bank Austria, Radek Dobas, the highly experienced Head of Documentary Payments at Ceska Sporitelna, spoke about the International Chamber of Commerce rules for documentary credits set out […]

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