Forfaiting News

Upbeat London reception

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Almost 100 people attended the event that took place at Accountants Hall in the City of London on Thursday evening 5th February. Those invited had been drawn from around the Northern European region and represented a good cross section of the market. “Even if funding is presenting difficulties to finalising transactions, the strong turn out […]

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Global crisis drives new ITFA initiative in Southern Europe

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The new chairman of ITFA’s Southern Europe Regional Committee (SERC), Demetris Zouzoukis, is leading an initiative to share information and common concerns for the good of all members in the region during the current financial crisis. Zouzoukis, Deputy General Manager and Head of Forfaiting at Athens based Marfin Factors & Forfaiters, is currently convening a […]

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New Primary Market guide a “must read”

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The document, produced by the ITFA’s Market Practice Committee and lawyers Denton Wilde Sapte, is designed primarily for new entrants to the market. It also reflects the views of a number of ITFA members both in form and content as well as those of the Forfaiting Task Force set up within the International Chamber of […]

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L/C cancellations cause distress

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

We are receiving reports, that because prices of certain goods and commodities have been moving against buyers, some are unilaterally canceling letters of credit. We understand that the L/Cs emanate from a variety of markets and are affecting overseas suppliers who are not being consulted by their customers in advance of shipping commodities. This is […]

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Education seminars

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Twenty-eight people from all over the world attended the forfaiting seminar in Prague on 2nd and 3rd September, ahead of the conference. The course, which spanned two half-days, was an introduction to best practice in forfaiting and covered, among other things, risk assessment, how to carry out discount calculations, documentary issues and considerations of how […]

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