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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 – May 2020

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

As I am sure most of you have learnt by now, we have taken the extremely difficult decision to postpone the ITFA 2020 Annual Conference. Certainly not an easy decision in view of the popularity enjoyed by such an event, both at board level as well as by our esteemed members.

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COVID-19 SUPPORT MEASURES: ITFA CALLS FOR EU- WIDE HARMONISTION AND EQUALITY FOR ALL INSURANCE PRODUCTS – May 2020

Friday, May 15th, 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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ITFA FINTECHS JOINING FORCES TO DIGITISE NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS USING ADVANCED DOCUMENT TECHNOLOGY – May 2020

Friday, May 15th, 2020

The need for more and better technology has never been clearer. The fragility of supply chains, SME finance and world trade has never been more exposed which is why as an association, we – ITFA – continue to foster improved market practices and regulatory developments.

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

Friday, May 15th, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has fundamentally changed the way in which the world operates. All the things we are lucky enough to take for granted – international travel, freedom to visit our friends and family – are no longer available to us.

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6 THINGS WE LEARNED DURING THE ITFA EMERGING LEADERS WEBINAR ON COVID-19, By Shannon Manders – May 2020

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

On April 30 the ITFA Emerging Leaders (EL) Committee presented its first webinar, titled ‘The Millennials’ Perspective on Covid-19’.

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NEW ITFA Members – May 2020

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

ITFA is proud to announce that one new institution has joined our growing association during the last month:
– Falcon Group

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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 – April 2020

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Apart from the tragic human consequences of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, the economic uncertainty it has sparked will likely cost the global economy $1 trillion in 2020.

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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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