Education


ITFA publishes Guide to Structured Letters of Credit

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

ITFA is proud to announce that it is releasing an in-depth guide to Structured Letters of Credit. These are instruments which provide substantial funding to trade in emerging markets, but have often attracted controversy because of a lack of understanding of what they are and what they are seeking to achieve.

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ITFA joins The CPD Certification Service

Monday, April 19th, 2021

In line with ITFA’s mandate to develop high quality education to its Members, the ITFA Board is pleased to announce that ITFA has joined The CPD Certification Service, thereby granting us the opportunity to organise and deliver training courses, events, conferences, workshops, and seminars that would attract Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation.

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LIBOR update

Friday, April 9th, 2021

Since we published our last bulletin on LIBOR there have been a number of significant developments in the availability and potential use of forward-looking term rates. Our latest bulletin which is available to ITFA members, highlights the important issues.

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GTR Webinar: Trade Finance Funds 2021

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Through the TFD Initiative, ITFA has established the largest business community of trade originators, funding platforms, credit insurers, institutional funders and their service providers committed to increase the level of automation and transparency in trade asset and risk distribution on the basis of technology-based market practices.

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Special Offers for ITFA members for the Week ending 11 April 2021

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Following a collaboration between ITFA and eBSI Export Academy, we are delighted to inform you that we have managed to negotiate a very attractive deal for our ITFA members.

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ITFA and TFG Tradecast – Sustainable Trade Finance, 15 April 2021

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Trade finance has a significant role to play in sustainable development and ESG, which extends to addressing global challenges around climate change, human rights and biodiversity.

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Two ITFA fintechs partner to digitise trade finance

Friday, March 26th, 2021

ITFA launched the DNI Initiative at our 2019 conference that took place in Budapest. Building on ITFA’s community expertise in forfaiting, we decided to bring negotiable instruments to the digital space and started to work with some fintech members and advisors to confirm our vision and to develop guidance for the market.

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An Economic Overview of the Americas: US & Latin American Perspectives – 8th April 2021

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Please join ITFA Americas for an informative and insightful webinar session from key industry experts to address the current economic and political risk landscape across the Americas, lingering COVID impacts as well as the ever important regional highlights in Latin America. The webinar will be held on 8th April at 10 am NY / 11 am Sao Paulo / 4 pm Central Europe.

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RFIx – Receivables Finance International Convention 2021 – discounts for ITFA members

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

We are pleased to announce that ITFA will be partnering with BCR for its upcoming 21st annual Receivables Finance International Convention. This flagship event for the receivables finance industry provides an essential update on the latest invoice financing trends, market challenges and innovations. This 3 day event will be held between 18-20th May 2021.

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GBP / SONIA market practice bulletin

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

In addition to the recent joint communication by ITFA and BAFT, the ITFA Market Practice Committee would like to draw attention to some practical considerations for those of you providing trade financing in GBP.

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Greensill in Australia

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

The ripples of the collapse of Greensill continue to be felt around the world not forgetting its home country of Australia. ITFA contributed to this piece published in the Australian Financial Review.

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ITFA Newsflash

Monday, March 8th, 2021

ITFA is aware of recent concerns raised about the supply chain finance market and related-insurance cover. ITFA has provided its members with guidance on payables finance dating back to October 2018 highlighting the importance of the correct use of this critical trade product which has performed well during the Covid-19 pandemic with many programmes expanding both in size and scope of supplier capture.

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