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COVID-19: WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR TRADE FINANCE IN AFRICA by Shannon Manders, ITFA Consultant – April 2020

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

ITFA board member Duarte Pedreira provides his high-level thoughts on how Covid-19 will play out in Sub-Saharan Africa in terms of the impact on trade flows and access to trade finance, and debates whether or not African financial institutions are prepared to weather the storm.

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COVID-19: THE IMPACT ON THE MARKET, MEMBER NEEDS AND ITFA’S RESPONSE – April 2020

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic constitutes an unprecedented challenge for global trade and the trade finance community. During this difficult period, ITFA is committed to keeping its members updated on the current and emerging changes, difficulties and opportunities, and to that end has been hosting regular webinars on topical issues affecting the trade finance industry.

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

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

On Thursday April 2nd, ITFA hosted a special webinar on COVID-19 impacts on supply chains. We report on the feedback shared and on the actionable solutions suggested by members of the Trade Finance Distribution initiative – financial institutions and technology providers – for businesses to remain afloat.

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ITFA TO PRESS FORWARD WITH CREDIT INSURANCE ADVOCACY WORK IN LIGHT OF THE EBA OPINION AND BASEL III DELAY, By ITFA Insurance Committee – April 2020

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

ITFA’s Insurance Committee has noted the recent Opinion from the European Banking Authority (EBA) on the treatment of credit insurance in the prudential framework…

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NEW ITFA MEMBERS – April 2020

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

ITFA is proud to announce that three new institutions have joined our growing association during the last month:

– Bolero International,
– Clyde & Co,
– APS Bank

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ITFA’S LEADERS TALK FUTURE STRATEGY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF MOVING WITH THE MARKET By Shannon Manders, ITFA Consultant – March 2020

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Over the last few years, ITFA has been ratcheting up its support of its members, and today is the driving force behind a number of market-defining initiatives,…

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ORIGINATING AND DISTRIBUTING TRADE ASSETS IN THE EMERGING MARKETS By Deepesh Patel, Trade Finance Global (TFG) – March 2020

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

For where two or three are gathered together, there shall be performed the Parrot Sketch” instructs Monty Python.

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ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) SEMINAR, 6th FEBRUARY, LONDON – March 2020

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

ESG refers to the three central factors (Environmental, Social and Governance) used to measure the sustainability and ethical impact of a company or investment.

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NEW ITFA MEMBERS – March 2020

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

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

– Scandinaviska Enskilda Banken AN (publ) (SEB)
– Mayer Brown
– Bankinter S.A.
– TRADE & WORKING CAPITAL (TWC)

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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 2020

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Three and a half years after the vote to exit the EU, the UK has officially left the bloc on 31st January 2020, the first time ever for the EU to lose a member.

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