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HOW FINTECHS CAN HELP TRADE FINANCE WHEELS SPIN MORE SMOOTHLY, Apr 2021

Monday, April 12th, 2021

In Latin America and elsewhere, fintechs are typically associated with consumer services offered directly or through an incumbent player such as a bank – but they are also quietly supporting institutions in back-office areas.

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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, Apr 2021

Monday, April 12th, 2021

ITFA is pleased to welcome the following institutions to its growing family:

– Cleareye.ai INC
– FQX AG
– KomGo SA
– Talbot US (aka Validus Specialty Underwriting Services, Inc.)

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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, Mar 2021

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Cheers and bottoms-up to all, as we finally seem to be approaching the end of this long journey out of lockdown.

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? A TRADE FINANCIER!, Mar 2021

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

How many times have you heard a child or a teenager, or even someone in their early twenties say that their greatest aspiration is to become a trade financier? Never? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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THE TEXEL GROUP | HOW HAS THE NPI MARKET CHANGED IN 2020?, Mar 2021

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

In December 2020 ITFA member The Texel Group, a Non Payment Insurance (NPI) broker, shared the results of their NPI Insurer COVID-19 survey which was coordinated between their London, Singapore, New York and Brussels offices and included responses from 67 underwriting teams across the respective underwriting hubs.

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UPDATE FROM THE MARKET PRACTICE COMMITTEE, Mar 2021

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

This document outlines our current areas of work – as of February 2021– and in each case includes a brief description of the topic and a status update.

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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, Mar 2021

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

ITFA is pleased to welcome the following institutions to its growing family:

– Aronova Interactive Ltd
– HFW 
– KCS Group Europe 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, Feb 2021

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Rejoice, rejoice! …maybe. International institutions such as the United Nations in World Economic Situation and Prospects for 2021 and central banks such as the Bank of England are expecting a rapid rebound of our economy later during the year.

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SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE – A KEY UNDERWRITING METRIC FOR RISK-TAKERS, Feb 2021

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

ITFA’s Silja Calac interviews AIG’s Global Head of Trade Finance, Marilyn Blattner-Hoyle, on why supply chain resilience matters, and how we as risk-takers can act on it.

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INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS COMMITTED TO THE TRADE FINANCE INVESTMENT CLASS, Feb 2021

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Data sharing, digitisation, and harmonisation of SME credit insurance practices are key ingredients to attract more funding to the trade asset class.

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TRADE FINANCE AFTER BREXIT: INSIGHTS FOR TRADE FINANCIERS, ONE MONTH AFTER THE SPLIT, Feb 2021

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

As we entered 2021, the Brexit transition period came to an end and Great Britain and the European Union now face a new normal of customs duties and declarations when trading across the border.

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ADVOCACY ACTIVITIES – SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER, Feb 2021

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

As you are aware, ITFA continues to cooperate with Hume Brophy to help our regulators to better understand the mechanism of credit risk insurance and how cooperation between insurance companies and banks has a beneficial impact on real economy.

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