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COVID-19: ITFA MEMBERS SHARE IMPACT ON TRADE FINANCE PORTFOLIOS, By Shannon Manders, ITFA Consultant – June 2020

Monday, June 15th, 2020

As the trade finance industry gets to grips with the effects of Covid-19, we asked a selection of ITFA members to share their experiences of how the pandemic is shaping the management of their portfolios, what their focus will be over the next few months, and what kind of opportunities – if any – they might be pursuing.

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TRADE WEBINAR: MANAGING TRADE DIGITALLY THROUGH COVID-19 AND BEYOND – June 2020

Monday, June 15th, 2020

The recent change to suddenly move to a working-from-home model has really tested many organizational processes, practices and their general ability to operate. There is no denying that all organizations have been forced into an introspective view of their business operations and processes since the world has gone into an unprecedented lock down.

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ITFA: NURTURING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TRADE FINANCIERS, By Shannon Manders – June 2020

Monday, June 15th, 2020

In this interview Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal and Special Adviser to the Trade Finance Department at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe, talks about ITFA’s evolution and its Emerging Leaders programme, and why he believes that a career in trade finance is a lot more creative than it used to be.

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INDUSTRY PLAYERS CALL FOR A HARMONISED VIEW OF CREDIT INSURANCE DURING COVID-19 – June 2020

Monday, June 15th, 2020

As policymakers pull out all the stops to prevent economic collapse in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, supporting trade credit insurance to facilitate bank lending has become of prime importance.

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NEW ITFA MEMBERS – June 2020

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

ITFA is proud to announce that one institution has joined our growing association during the last month:

– XinFin Fintech Pte. Ltd.

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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 2020

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

As I am sure most of you have learnt by now, we have taken the extremely difficult decision to postpone the ITFA 2020 Annual Conference. Certainly not an easy decision in view of the popularity enjoyed by such an event, both at board level as well as by our esteemed members.

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COVID-19 SUPPORT MEASURES: ITFA CALLS FOR EU- WIDE HARMONISTION AND EQUALITY FOR ALL INSURANCE PRODUCTS – May 2020

Friday, May 15th, 2020

As the trade finance community copes with the fallout of the Covid-19 outbreak, ITFA’s Insurance Committee is calling for regulators and policymakers to be mindful of the vital support that the private credit insurance market provides to the real economy through facilitating bank lending.

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ITFA FINTECHS JOINING FORCES TO DIGITISE NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS USING ADVANCED DOCUMENT TECHNOLOGY – May 2020

Friday, May 15th, 2020

The need for more and better technology has never been clearer. The fragility of supply chains, SME finance and world trade has never been more exposed which is why as an association, we – ITFA – continue to foster improved market practices and regulatory developments.

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KEEPING SUPPLY CHAINS MOVING DURING AND AFTER COVID-19 – May 2020

Friday, May 15th, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has fundamentally changed the way in which the world operates. All the things we are lucky enough to take for granted – international travel, freedom to visit our friends and family – are no longer available to us.

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6 THINGS WE LEARNED DURING THE ITFA EMERGING LEADERS WEBINAR ON COVID-19, By Shannon Manders – May 2020

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

On April 30 the ITFA Emerging Leaders (EL) Committee presented its first webinar, titled ‘The Millennials’ Perspective on Covid-19’.

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NEW ITFA Members – May 2020

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

ITFA is proud to announce that one new institution has joined our growing association during the last month:
– Falcon Group

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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 – April 2020

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Apart from the tragic human consequences of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, the economic uncertainty it has sparked will likely cost the global economy $1 trillion in 2020.

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