Category: Trade Finance

Trade finance industry collaboration set to grow in 2018 says UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz in GTR

Looking back at trade finance trends that emerged in 2017 – and taking a view on the year ahead – Adeline de Metz, Global Co-Head of Trade Finance at UniCredit, writes in GTR that there is a resurgent appetite for growth among banks after a period of caution marked by regulatory and compliance concerns such …

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Falcon Group’s latest appointment covered by specialist press

Leading specialist financier Falcon Group has announced Steve Box, former Bibby Financial Services’ CEO, and HSBC Veteran, as Head of Business Development for the UK and Europe. Responsible for spearheading Falcon’s expansion in the UK and European markets., Box brings more than 38 years of experience in financial services – in particular, receivables, asset-based lending, …

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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Senft cited on sustainable trade finance in Global Trade Review

Global Trade Review has cited the head of corporate responsibility at Commerzbank, Ruediger Senft, on the impact of climate risk on global commerce. Senft explains that while trading companies and commodity producers face “real and urgent challenges”, they can “look to their banks for expertise on how to build resilient, future-proof supply chains”. He argues that “instead …

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Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul on trade finance priorities in World Commerce Review

In the Winter edition of World Commerce Review, Olivier Paul, Head of Policy at ICC Banking Commission, examines some of the key changes and challenges facing trade finance – including digitalisation, compliance and regulatory requirements, and the entry of new players into the industry, for example – and the various efforts underway to help foster …

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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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