ITFA / BAFT Guidance on Accommodation of LIBOR Transition in MPAs

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

The ITFA Market Practice Committee (MPC) has been tracking developments with the phasing out of the LIBOR interest rate benchmark (as well as other term-based interbank reference rates) and would like to bring to Members’ attention some specific challenges posed to the wording of standardised MPAs which may arise during the transition period.

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ITFA Middle East Trade Finance Distribution webinar – COVID 19 Edition

Friday, May 8th, 2020

The ITFA Middle East Regional Committee is delighted to invite you to join an educational opportunity – the first webinar organised by the region titled: ”ITFA Middle East Trade Finance Distribution Forum – COVID 19 Edition” taking place on Monday, 18 May at 11:00am (Dubai time).

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ITFA and EY Webinar – 14th May

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Trade and Trade Finance will be defined by the impact of Covid-19 for the foreseeable future. What might this future look like and what can we do to meet the challenges? Our Chairman, Sean Edwards, in association with Ernst & Young will be in conversation with two global heads of trade, Daniel Schmand of Deutsche Bank and James Binns of Barclays, to discover their insights and wisdom.

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ITFA Insurance Committee Webinars

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

The ITFA Insurance Committee is pleased to invite all our ITFA members to share some knowledge with us on all the latest trends in the market and get updates on regulation and products related to risk mitigation through insurance.

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COVID-19 weekly report

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

We enclose the next weekly round-up of news and information on national and international support and relief programmes to counter the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Postponement of ITFA Annual Conference – Singapore

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Due to the current (COVID 19) outbreak, we took an extremely difficult decision to postpone the ITFA 2020 Annual Conference which was to be held in September in Singapore.

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DNI Initiative – educational webinars by Fintech Committee members

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Following the release of the first deliverable of the DNI Initiative, the ITFA Fintech Committee is delighted to invite you to two educational opportunities as follows:
– DNI Initiative – Introduction taking place on Tuesday 12 May 10am UK and 3pm UK time
– DNI Initiative – Technology integration by China Systems and Enigio taking place on Tuesday 19 May 10am UK and 3pm UK time

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Covid-19 Digital Hacks paper

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Following hard on our guidance on the use of electronic signatures, ITFA has been working with ICC and BAFT to gather together the new digital working practices or “hacks” implemented by banks and financial institutions to manage the current unique and broad challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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ITFA Digital Negotiable Instruments (DNI) Initiative

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

An ambitious initiative has been some time in the making at ITFA. We are delighted to share it now as the world is being ravaged by COVID-19.

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Covid-19 support measures: ITFA calls for EU-wide harmonisation and equality for all insurance products

Tuesday, April 21st, 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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News flash on Joint Association Letter

Friday, April 17th, 2020

ITFA is pleased to inform you, that we have taken immediate action with our European policymakers to explain once again the important support that credit insurance provides to the real economy though facilitating bank lending.

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ITFA Emerging Leaders Webinar – The Millennials perspective on COVID 19

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

ITFA members can join us on Thursday April 30th at 12:00 UK time / 13:00 CET / 19:00 SGT for an ITFA webinar where the millennials from the ITFA Emerging Leaders panel will share their perspective on challenges within the Trade Finance industry during COVID 19. The session will be moderated by Pouya Jafari of the ITFA Emerging Leaders and Channel […]

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