Category: Trade Finance

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.

UniCredit’s Holger Frank and Siow Chin Yeo explain in GTR how banks are joining forces to digitalise the secondary market for trade finance

Holger Frank, Head of Global Transaction Banking and Financial Institutions Group, Asia Pacific, and Siow Chin Yeo, Head of Trade Finance, Asia Pacific, at UniCredit, write in GTR how banks, including UniCredit, are working together to address the absence of an efficient and widely-used secondary-market platform for trade finance. The solution comes in the form …

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ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul on technology and trade finance in The Banker

Ahead of their latest edition, The Banker recently interviewed Olivier Paul, ICC Banking Commission’s Head of Policy. The cover article, “Is technology enough to plug the SME financing gap?” explores how developing standards around digital transactions and reforming regulation will be crucial in encouraging technology to support SME trade financing. In particular, technology has a …

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Commerzbank launches the second 2017 issue of FI.News

The latest edition of Commerzbank’s newsletter for its financial institutions clients, released in time for Sibos, looks ahead to the future of finance and trade. Explore the Commerzbank 4.0 programme as it builds a future-proof bank. Discover the fruits of collaboration with fintechs. See how Commerzbank is bringing custody and collateral services into the modern …

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The revolution will be digitalised: Commerzbank’s Edith Weymayr gives a video interview to World Finance magazine

Edith Weymayr, Divisional Board Member, Mittelstandsbank South at Commerzbank, was in the studio at the London Stock Exchange to film an interview with World Finance magazine. In “Spearheading the digital revolution in banking” Weymayr outlined the bank’s strategy for embracing the digital era of finance and better supporting SMEs.

“No one tells you that trade finance can be really fun”: Falcon’s Emma Clark featured in GTR’s Women in Trade Finance

In the most recent edition of GTR’s series about inspirational women in trade finance, Sanne Wass talks to Emma Clark, Falcon’s head of business development, about her career and how the industry can best tackle its gender bias. Clark says the key to gender equality starts with investment in young talent, and she has no …

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ICC Banking Commission’s Dave Meynell on the digitalisation of trade finance in International Banker

What next for the digitalisation of trade finance? Dave Meynell, Senior Technical Adviser at ICC Banking Commission sheds light on the transformations underway in the latest edition of International Banker. In the article, Dave examines the benefits of digitalising the trade finance industry for corporates and organisations – but also at the macroeconomic level. He …

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