Category Archive: Speciality Financing

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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Falcon Group’s latest appointment covered by specialist press

Specialist financier Falcon Group has hired former Barclays Trade & Working Capital Director, Avner Brunner, to boost business development in London. Brunner joins from Barclays where he gained extensive experience in providing trade finance and working capital to companies across a range of sectors such as commodities, retail, media, aviation and engineering. Prior to joining …

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BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom features in TFR’s roundtable discussion on how to reduce the trade finance gap

Due to increased compliance checks as part of heightened banking regulations, many banks are shying away from markets that might be regarded as “too expensive”. This has exacerbated an already large trade finance gap, which recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) figures quantify at US$1.6 trillion. In a TFR roundtable discussion which examines factors influencing the …

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Satago considers how invoice finance can help SMEs seeking investment in AccountingWEB

    For most businesses – especially SMEs – capital needs are often satisfied by a lump-sum debt injection or an equity investment. Both can result in funding way beyond what most SMEs need at any given moment, resulting in unnecessary challenges and complications.   Writing for AccountingWEB, Satago’s Steven Renwick and Julie Warren consider …

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All Aboard – UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz discusses how large corporates can get the most out of their working capital management programmes in Global Banking and Finance Review

In the context of unprecedentedly low borrowing costs, and growing corporate emphasis on key performance indicators (KPI’s), large companies are increasingly utilising working capital management techniques such as supplier financing as a means of improving their balance sheet and enhancing trust, stability and efficiency in the supply chain. However, while large corporates increasingly recognise the …

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