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WHO CARES ABOUT LGD? By Audrey Zuck, A2Z Risk Services Ltd – Feb 2020

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Although last year’s consultations by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and European Commission have now closed, the need to engage with regulatory authorities – both at the supranational (e.g., EU) and at the national levels – is as strong as ever.

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ROUNDTABLE: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN MENA By Eleonore Wragg, GTR – Feb 2020

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

The ITFA MERC hosted a roundtable event to discuss the opportunities for growth in the region against the current geopolitical backdrop, and how insurers, fintech companies and banks can work together to keep the wheels of trade turning.

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ITFA REGULATORY UPDATE – Response To The European Commission Consultation And Collaboration With The IACPM On Non-Payment Insurance Survey 2019 By Silja Calac, ITFA Board Member And Chair Of The Insurance Committee – Feb 2020

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

ITFA has been engaging in its own advocacy work on behalf of its members and the wider industry, and has been co-operating with Hume Brophy …

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ITFA SHIFTS GEAR TO ADDRESS GLOBAL MARKET AMBITIONS By Andre Casterman, Chair Of ITFA Fintech Committee; CMO At INTIX And NED At Tradeteq – Feb 2020

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Following an initial educational phase of 2 years, the ITFA Fintech Committee is shifting gear with two strategic initiatives that tackle industry-wide ambitions.

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ITFA NERC Event – 5th February 2020, London By Karl Page, Chair Of ITFA NERC – Feb 2020

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

5th February saw the first major ITFA event of 2020 take place in London. The North European Regional Committee (NERC) hosted a well-attended seminar that covered three topics of current interest in the trade finance market, namely Structured Letters of Credit, Brexit and Chinese investment in Africa.

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ITFA HOLDS TRADE FINANCE OUTLOOK EVENT IN THE LATIN AMERICA By Hernan Mayol – Member of ITFA Americas Regional Chapter – Feb 2020

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

ITFA, represented by Hernan Mayol, Managing Director, EIA Global and Member of the Americas Regional Chapter (AMRC) organized the first trade finance session of 2020 in Panama, key center of commercial activity in Latin America.

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‘A BRIEF GUIDE ON CREDIT INSURANCE’ – A MUST READ! By Silja Calac, ITFA Board Member And Chair Of The Insurance Committee – Feb 2020

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Take a look at the publication entitled ‘A brief guide on credit insurance as a risk mitigation tool when used by the banking industry’ authored by Matija Vodoplav from BNP Paribas.

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NEW ITFA MEMBERS – Feb 2020

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

ITFA is pleased to welcome five new members to its growing association:

– Beacon
– Credito Emiliano SpA (Credem)
– SUPPLIERPLUS
– Trade Advisory Network ‘TAN’
– Stenn International

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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 – Jan 2020

Friday, January 24th, 2020

On behalf of the ITFA Board, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Happy New Year and all the very best for 2020.

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THE UPSIDE – DOWN WORLD OF NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES By Giovanni Bartolotta, CRO At APS Bank Plc – Jan 2020

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Negative interest rates are counter-intuitive. In a world where prudent savers are punished for saving and profligate borrowers are rewarded for borrowing, something is not on.

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RECAP OF OCTOBER 22 2019 – ATFA GREEN FINANCE EVENT IN SAO PAOLO By Lynn Galkoski, ITFA Head Of Americas – Jan 2020

Friday, January 24th, 2020

ATFA and The Climate Bonds Initiative co-hosted a breakfast event on October 22nd 2019 in São Paulo, Brazil to discuss “The Challenges and Opportunities for Green Finance in Brazil”

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LEADING GLOBAL TRADE FINANCE MARKET ASSOCIATIONS JOIN FORCES – Jan 2020

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

ITFA is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with The Association of Trade and Forfaiting (ATFA) under a transition agreement effective 31st December 2019.

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