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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal and Special Adviser to The Global Trade Finance Department At SMBC, May 2022

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Dear members and friends

Hope you are well. Just flew back home from Amsterdam where I have attended our annual Spring Cocktail organised by our Northern European Regional Committee (NERC), in collaboration with Credit Europe Bank NV.

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ITFA MEMBER SURVEY: KEY TAKEAWAYS AND NEXT STEPS, May 2022

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

At the start of the year, the ITFA Board launched a survey among the association’s members to collect important feedback on the ITFA community’s membership-related needs and expectations. Close to 100 responses were received from around the globe.

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HOW CAN BANKS AVOID A LENDING CRISIS AND ACCELERATE ECONOMIC GROWTH? May 2022

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Converging market forces threaten to create a global lending crisis and prevent economic growth. Tradeteq CEO Christoph Gugelmann explores the future of trade finance and how firms are collaborating to overcome barriers to lending.

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WHATS’ HAPPENING IN UKRAINE’S SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE MARKET? May 2022

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Supply chain finance has the potential to boost the growth of Ukrainian businesses as companies struggle with the impact of war. The market was showing early signs of growth before the war, with both international and local banks actively developing products such as factoring and buyer-led payables finance.

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TRADE FINANCE: A RESILIENT ASSET CLASS FOR ANY MARKET ENVIRONMENT, May 2022

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Trade Finance has seen growing appeal as an investment strategy as investors seek refuge from large bouts of market volatility and sell-offs in global fixed income markets.

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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, May 2022

Friday, May 20th, 2022

ITFA is pleased to welcome two institutions to its growing family:

– Ghana International Bank plc
– US Small Business Administration

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MEMBERS RE-JOINING ITFA, May 2022

Friday, May 20th, 2022

ITFA is pleased to welcome back the following institution to its growing family:

– The Access Bank UK Limited

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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal and Special Adviser to The Global Trade Finance Department At SMBC, Apr 2022

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

As you may have seen we have been successfully holding in-person events and so excited to be able to announce that more are being planned. With Zurich being our next stop, Dubai, Amsterdam and Paris will eventually follow, with a variety of topics and interesting and topical agendas being planned.

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MORE THAN SEVENTY PERCENT OF BANKERS EXPECT TO REPLACE THEIR TRADE FINANCE TECHNOLOGY IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, Apr 2022

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

A significant majority of trade finance bankers are expecting to replace their trade and supply chain finance technology in the coming years, in an attempt to drive digitisation across the industry.

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EMERGING LEADERS UPDATE: MENTORING SCHEME 2022 LAUNCHES, ANNUAL COMPETITION, EVENT SCHEDULE, Apr 2022

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

The first quarter of 2022 is behind us and the ITFA Emerging Leaders Committee is keeping busy! In this month’s newsletter we would like to share some exciting updates.

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DOES A BENEFICIARY’S RECKLESS PRESENTATION UNDER LETTERS OF CREDIT AMOUNT TO FRAUD?A critique of Credit Agricole v PPT Energy, Apr 22

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Letters of credit (“LCs”) are the lifeblood of international trade. The policy considerations of ensuring that such documentary credits serve the function of cash means that banks must pay against a conforming presentation under an LC; its role limited to dealing with the documents on its face and not the underlying transaction, the underlying goods or the underlying motivations of parties to the trade.

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LESSONS LEARNT 2020/2022 – PUTTING A DIFFERENT PICTURE TOGETHER, Apr 2022

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Looking back on the past two years with a pandemic not experienced for long, the increasing symptoms of climate change reaching our front doors in private as well as management floors in companies and last not least a totally unexpected war in Europe we have trouble following the impact on our lives.

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