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Education seminars

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Twenty-eight people from all over the world attended the forfaiting seminar in Prague on 2nd and 3rd September, ahead of the conference. The course, which spanned two half-days, was an introduction to best practice in forfaiting and covered, among other things, risk assessment, how to carry out discount calculations, documentary issues and considerations of how […]

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Party in Prague

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

ITFA’s Prague conference was one of the most successful in the nine-year history of the Association. The 185 attendees from 34 countries gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel on Wednesday 3rd September in the historic Czech Republic capital for the two-day event, which culminated in cocktail reception and gala dinner at St. Agnes Monastery. At the […]

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Website improvements

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

If you have had trouble accessing some of the material on the ITFA website over recent weeks, we are pleased to tell you that we have now fixed the problems. Following relaunch of the site there were one or two teething problems and our technicians have now sorted them out. But if you feel that […]

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Transcapitalbank syndication massively over-subscribed

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The 364-day facility will be used to finance Transcapital’s customers’ trade contacts and was priced at a margin of 2.95%. It was brought to market by Banco Finantia S.A., Commerzbank AG and VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG in mid-June. By the time of loan-signing five weeks later, subscriptions had reached US$70m with Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG […]

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Our thanks to Norbert Fritsch

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Norbert, who works for HVB in Munich, has completed two three-year terms on ITFA’s Board and therefore under our Board mandate he is obliged to step down. But we will miss him. “He has brought to ITFA his three decades of experience of trade finance and forfaiting, as well as playing a vital role on […]

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Investkredit Bank joins ITFA

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Investkredit is part of Volksbank Group and is responsible for its corporate and real estate business. It has offices in 7 countries in Central and South Eastern Europe including Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine and has a well-developed capability in international structured and trade finance. The bank’s business streams include providing advice on […]

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The Receivables Exchange joins ITFA

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

New ITFA member The Receivables Exchange is a platform established to give private companies rapid access to working capital. Headquartered in New Orleans with an office in New York, qualifying companies can list their invoices on The Receivables Exchange where capital providers bid to buy the receivables. The Exchange’s target is the massive accounts receivable […]

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ITFA Website Redesign

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Work is currently being carried out to improve the ITFA website and make several changes to enhance the user experience. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, and reassure users that this should only be a minor disruption which should be completed over the next few days.

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Update on “Structured Commodity & Trade Finance Asia” conference

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The ITFA Association kindly encourage a representative of your esteemed bank to subscribe the ITFA co-sponsored event on “Structured Commodity & Trade Finance Asia” conference on 26-28 August 2008 in Singapore and hereby thank you in advance if you could make sure to pass the subject information to any of your local branches and/or colleagues […]

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ITFA launches India and South Asia Regional Committee

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

More than 70 delegates attended a reception in Singapore on 6th June to mark the inauguration of ITFA’s new India and South Asia Regional Committee. The attendees represented the major banks and forfaiting houses in the region, most of which are based in Singapore. The new Committee’s chairman, Unicredit Singapore’s Charles Brough, comments that to […]

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ICC supports ITFA

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Paris-based multilateral trade body is best known in the forfaiting market for its Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits and other key rulebooks for facilitating international trade. It has now constituted a Forfaiting Task Force that has commented on the Primary Guide soon to be released by ITFA.

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Final details of annual conference expected shortly

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Those wishing to attend ITFA’s 9th Annual conference in Prague from 3rd to 5th September will be receiving programme details in the next few days. In the meantime International Conference Solutions Ltd.
which is organizing the conference will be delighted to handle preliminary enquiries. Contact details are: Tel: + 44 208 515 7959 
Fax: + 44 […]

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