Announcements


ITFA MPC seeks your input by latest 21 June 2019 on the new BAFT MPAs

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Further to the release of the latest BAFT English law MPA (released in September 2018) and subsequent New York law version last week, we are aware that widespread adoption of the new templates is crucial for simplifying how the secondary market for trade finance operates.

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ITFA publishes IFRS 9 guide for trade and supply chain finance industry

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

ITFA has published a guide to accounting and legal issues under International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 for the trade receivables and supply chain finance industry.

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Updated BAFT New York Law Master Participation Agreement

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Following the release of the updated English law Master Participation Agreement (MPA) by BAFT last September, ITFA is pleased to inform you that BAFT has now also released the updated New York law MPA. The new form will be available to ITFA members in the Member Area of our website.

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State of the Trade Finance Consortia 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

State of the Trade Finance Consortia 2019 Networks, Blockchain, Ledger Technologies in Trade & Shipping Trade Finance Global, in collaboration with TradeIX have put together a whitepaper: Blockchain and DLT in the International Trade & Shipping Space.

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ANZ Insight: How to close the USD 1.5 trillion trade finance gap

Monday, May 20th, 2019

The latest ICC study commented that closing the trade finance gap by attracting more non-bank capital will be the most pressing trade-related issue in the next 3-5 years.

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More Fintechs join ITFA

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

A total of 18 fintechs joined ITFA following the set-up of the Fintech Committee in early 2018. Last month, 5 additional ones joined the association: R3, Taulia, EnigioTime, Coriolis Trade Tech and Traydstream. We welcome them wholeheartedly to the ITFA.

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ITFA GRC event, Frankfurt – 6 June 2019

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Further to the ITFA communication dated 15 March 2019, the ITFA Board is pleased to remind you about the ITFA GRC (German Regional Committee) yearly Educational Event. The event is taking place on Thursday 6th June, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main, and is for ITFA Members only with a maximum of 3 participants per member institution.

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ITFA Fintech event, 6th June – Maximising the value of transaction data with machine learning

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Join us on June 6th at Deutsche Bank in the City of London to gain further insights on fintech developments in trade finance and credit management.

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ITFA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – 4-6 SEPTEMBER 2019

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

We’re all hyped at ITFA with our upcoming Budapest conference. With so much work being done by all involved to ensure that this is another fantastic ITFA event, we urge you all to register at your earliest opportunity.

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40th Annual General Meeting of VEFI – 9 May 2019, Zurich

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

On behalf of VEFI, the Association of Forfaiters in Switzerland, the Board of ITFA is pleased to announce that the 40th Annual General Meeting of VEFI will be held on Thursday, 09 May 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Haus zum Rüden, Zurich.

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ITFA MERC event, Dubai – 1 May 2019

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Further to the ITFA communication dated 26 March 2019, we are pleased to remind you that the ITFA Middle East Regional Committee (MERC) is organising an educational event in Dubai entitled ”Trade Finance Distribution: Market Developments and Opportunities” on Wednesday, 1 May 2019.

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GTR UK 2019 – 8 May – discounted passes for ITFA members

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

The ITFA Board is pleased to announce that ITFA will partner with Global Trade Review (GTR) for the GTR UK 2019 event, providing an unrivalled opportunity for the UK business community to convene and discuss the UK’s key trade priorities. The event will be held on 8th May in London, UK.

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