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Commerzbank recognised for leading cash and trade services in Global Finance’s awards

Commerzbank has been recognised as the “Best trade finance provider in Germany” and – for the second year running – “Best global bank for export finance” in Global Finance magazine’s list of the “World’s Best Trade Finance Providers 2017”. The bank has also taken the titles of “Best Overall Bank for Cash Management in Central …

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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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Appointment of Crown Agents Bank’s new CEO makes its mark on the specialist trade and financial press

Albert Maasland is taking up the reins at Crown Agents Bank and Crown Agents Investment Management. Having been non-executive director of the group, Maasland also brings experience from JP Morgan, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered and Saxo Bank. FX-MM magazine and Trade & Export Finance covered news of the appointment.



Beyond copper: Commerzbank’s Robert von Oldershausen outlines the next steps for the Chilean economy in International Trade Magazine

2016 marked the latest year in a long period of unusual stagnation for the otherwise resilient Chilean economy. In a feature for International Trade Magazine, Robert von Oldershausen, Senior Relationship Manager for FI Latin America at Commerzbank, explains what has held back growth, and suggests the steps the country might take to economic resurgence. In the …

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Crown Agents Bank’s trade finance appointments covered in the specialist press

Crown Agents Bank has added two new Vice Presidents to its trade finance department. Kenton Hartwell brings 25 years of trade finance experience to Crown Agents Bank, and will focus on originating trade finance from exporters/beneficiaries and from the secondary market. He most recently held senior positions in the structured trade & commodity finance department …

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Richard Jones and Duarte Pedreira of Crown Agents Bank discuss emerging-market risks in The Banker

Faced with the regulatory compliance costs of high-risk jurisdictions, many banks have taken the derisking route – cutting down correspondent networks and retreating from certain markets. In the latest edition of The Banker, Richard Jones, CEO of Crown Agents Bank and Duarte Pedreira, the bank’s head of trade finance, offer their insights into the causes …

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Deutsche Bank publishes new guide to EU Payment Services Directive 2

Banks and payment providers will need to adapt their systems and processes to comply with the requirements of the new EU Directive on Payment Services (PSD2), according to a new guide published by Deutsche Bank, in collaboration with PPI AG, that explains the directive’s most important provisions, as well as its impact on the operations …

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Deutsche Bank’s Andrew Reid in The Paypers: B2B payment innovation is possible only through collaboration

Andrew Reid explains in The Paypers that collaboration is needed for banks to achieve the same level of transformation and convenience in the B2B space that they have already delivered in the retail banking space. In an interview previously published in the B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide 2016, Reid says that …

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ICC Banking Commission discusses trade finance and services sector growth in Euromoney

In a recent article in Euromoney, ICC Banking Commission’s Alexander Malaket – Deputy Head of the Executive Committee – and Hugo Verschoren, Technical Adviser, discuss the growth of service sector exports in relation to trade finance. In particular, both experts discuss how the trade finance industry needs to find the right way to finance services, …

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