Category: Trade Finance

Crown Agents Bank’s Duarte Pedreira cited on emerging-market trade finance in Euromoney

The problem of unfinanced trade is nothing new in Africa. In an article for Euromoney, Duarte Pedreira, Head of Trade Finance at Crown Agents Bank, warns that the “real issue” underlying the African trade finance gap is that “Banks are moving more and more towards financing the same counterparties, which is creating concentration risk. Whilst …

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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Geis remains optimistic for world trade in Euromoney

Euromoney‘s latest edition has cited Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade at Commerzbank, in an article accompanying the magazine’s 2018 Trade Finance Survey. The feature focuses on addressing the “gaps” in global trade finance – the considerable amount of trade that remains unfinanced around the world. “We should all be looking for ways to fill these gaps …

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Commerzbank’s Thomas Krieger keeps his faith in the Brazilian economy

In an article for the latest edition of International Banker, Commerzbank’s Regional Head of Latin America, Thomas Krieger, offers his outlook on the Brazilian economy. He argues that, despite the country’s recent legacy of challenges, long-term prospects remain – based as they are on its trading potential.

​Crown Agents Bank’s Albert Maasland cited in Global Risk Regulator on impact of Caribbean derisking

The Banker‘s Global Risk Regulator magazine has cited Albert Maasland, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, on the impact on the Caribbean of banks’ derisking. With the region having been “hurt disproportionately” by the withdrawal of correspondent banking services, Maasland notes that “Losing access to dollar payment capabilities for the commercial banking sector can be very, very difficult”.

How Deutsche Bank is forging a path to PSD2 compliance – bobsguide reports

Are you PSD2-Ready?, a new whitepaper published by Deutsche Bank, outlines a number of challenges for banks tasked with becoming PSD2-compliant. bobsguide sat down with Christian Schaefer, Global Head of Payments, Cash Management, Deutsche Bank, to discuss the report’s key findings. Read the full article here.  

Do not place PSD2 on the back burner, says Deutsche Bank in FTSE Global Markets

On January 13th, 2018, the new European Directive on Payment Services in the Internal Market (PSD2) comes into effect, marking the next stage of the European payments market’s transformation. Christian Schaefer, global head of payments, Cash Management, Deutsche Bank, explains the implementation hurdles and opportunities in an article for FTSE Global Markets magazine – and …

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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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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Geis sets out a blueprint for a sustainable economy in Trade Ready

In an article for Trade Ready, Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade at Commerzbank, shows how banks can lead the way to sustainable trade – pointing to education, standards and guidelines as important milestones.

UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz and Raphael Barisaac in TXF Chronicle on bank-led collaborative initiatives bringing innovation to trade finance

The continuing move toward open account trade and away from traditional trade finance techniques offers corporates new levels of speed and flexibility, but it also exposes them to higher risks. Writing in TXF, Adeline de Metz and Raphael Barisaac, Global Co-Heads of Trade Finance at UniCredit, a number of bank-led collaborative initiatives are addressing the …

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The top trends in finance today: Commerzbank’s Enno-Burghard Weitzel interviewed by The Banker

In a video interview filmed at the recent Sibos conference, The Banker‘s Joy Macknight asked Enno-Burghard Weitzel, head product management trade services at Commerzbank, for his take on the top trends in finance today, including progress on blockchain, the value of the bank payment obligation (BPO) and the rise of sustainable trade.