Category Archive: Speciality Financing

Falcon’s Emma Clark discusses Australia’s non-bank lending boom in Financier Worldwide

Despite credit growth returning to Australia since the global financial crisis, long-term factors, such as the consolidation of banks and Basel III’s risk-weighted capital framework, continue to pose barriers for businesses looking to access funding. Certainly, Australia’s oligopoly of banks has been well-documented. According to EY, almost 90 percent of corporate funding in the country …

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The rise of art-lending: FFA’s Guy Vassiere writes for ePrivate Client

Besides being a passion and a lifestyle for many collectors, art is also increasingly being seen as a safe investment at a time of great economic uncertainty. Having shown longevity and substance, many investors view art as an alternative asset class – and an ideal way to diversify their portfolios. Meanwhile, the emergence of great …

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Falcon’s Emma Clark discusses the Middle East’s liquidity gap in the Banker Middle East

In an article for the Banker Middle East, Emma Clark, Falcon Group’s Head of Business Development, explores the ways in which slower growth and stagnating oil prices are weighing on the region’s corporates – particularly when it comes to business liquidity. Furthermore, the squeeze on working capital, while initially felt by smaller businesses, has since …

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Falcon Fine Art’s Tim Hunter speaks to Sky’s Ian King on da Vinci auction

Yesterday evening, Falcon Fine Art’s Vice President, Dr. Tim Hunter, appeared on Sky News  – discussing the importance of Christie’s auction of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi”. Referred to as “the biggest discovery of the 21st century,” the painting dates back to around 1500 and was lost for nearly 140 years after belonging to King Charles I …

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The art of art lending: Falcon Fine Art’s Tim Hunter discusses the use of art as collateral

The art-secured lending market is booming. In fact, according to report by Deloitte Luxembourg and ArtTactic, the market has expanded to an estimated US$15-US$19 billion of loans outstanding in the U.S loan. Yet, in a guest article for Wealth Briefing, Tim Hunter, Vice President of Falcon Fine Art, discusses the reasons why using fine art …

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Falcon Fine Art’s Tim Hunter features on ArtTactic Podcast

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Adam Green, Host, speaks to Tim Hunter, Vice President, about Falcon Fine Art. More specifically, Tim talks through how FFA’s clients obtain loans against their artworks, the type of collectors they target and the common reasons why they need capital from their artworks. Also, Tim explains how Falcon differentiates itself …

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The Manufacturer and Falcon Group host roundtable on the impact of Brexit on UK manufacturers

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) raises significant challenges, as well as potential opportunities for UK manufacturing. The Manufacturer and specialist financier Falcon Group hosted a roundtable to the look at the key issues facing the industry. The participants included representatives from Sullivan & Worcester, UKEF, JJ Churchill, Aon Credit International and …

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Falcon Group secures USD$150M securitization from Natixis

Falcon Group has announced the completion of a US$150M securitization of cross-border multi-bank instruments. Natixis, the international corporate, asset management, insurance and financial services arm of Group BPCE, acted as the sole initial purchaser. Falcon will use the additional funding capacity to provide trade finance to mid-cap and large companies. Chris Howarth, CFO of Falcon …

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Falcon Fine Art featured in Artsy

A recent feature for Artsy explores the pros and cons of borrowing against your art collection as the number of lenders willing to put up cash against high-quality art collections continues to grow. While the majority of banks offering art lending programs tend to reserve the service for existing high-net worth clients, non-bank lenders, such as …

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Falcon Group’s Emma Clark discusses the impact of Brexit on business funding lines

With Article 50 now triggered – and the formal Brexit process underway – macroeconomic uncertainty continues to impact British businesses. Writing in the latest edition of CCR Magazine, Emma Clark, Falcon’s Head of Business Development, explains how alternative financing will continue to help companies trade and expand despite the volatile economic climate. To read the article …

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