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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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ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul provides a view from ICC in GTR

In a recent article for GTR, Olivier Paul, ICC Banking Commission’s Head of Policy, discusses how the Banking Commission’s role will be critical as the trade finance industry adapts to unprecedented change. Olivier examines the current challenges facing trade finance – including the regulatory landscape, the technological evolution of the industry and the inclusion of new …

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ICC Banking Commission’s 2017 “Rethinking Trade & Finance” report covered by specialist press

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission has published the 2017 edition of its annual “Rethinking Trade and Finance” report, based on responses from banks across 98 countries. This year’s report singles out the imbalance of demand and supply in the global market, citing the approximate US$ 1.6 trillion of unmet demand. In addition, …

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ICC Banking Commission “Rethinking trade and finance” report featured in Nordea Insights

In its most recent newsletter, Nordea Insights – the Nordic banking organisation – has published an interview covering the latest ICC Banking Commission “Rethinking Trade and Finance” report. The interview, which features responses from a number of Banking Commission Executive Committee members, delves into various aspects of the report – including digitalisation and standardisation, sustainability …

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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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Emma Clark, Falcon Group’s Head of Business Development, UK and Europe, makes the case for emerging markets in Trade Finance

With steady growth rates, an abundance of natural resources, and a potential customer base comprising most of the world’s population, emerging markets offer huge growth opportunities for those companies thinking of expanding operations overseas. But exporting is not without its obstacles. In fact, business growth and access to adequate and flexible funding in the current …

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Crown Agents Bank’s Duarte Pedreira cited on the impact of banks’ de-risking in MoneyWeb

Duarte Pedreira, head of trade finance at Crown Agents Bank Banks, offers his insights on the impact of banks’ de-risking efforts on trade finance in leading South African finance magazine, MoneyWeb. In the article, ‘Bank de-risking to affect foreign currency transactions, trade finance’, he explains that as international banks have become more risk-averse, in order to …

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As the regulatory bar rises, Crown Agents Bank’s Richard Jones looks for commitment to trade finance in Trade & Forfaiting Review

In an article for leading publication, Trade & Forfaiting Review, Richard Jones, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, explains that a strong commitment to trade finance in developing economies – combined with adequate investment in due diligence – can help mitigate the unintended consequences of regulatory compliance. The article, ‘Counting the Cost’, stresses that new regulatory …

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BNY Mellon and GTR host roundtable in Madrid to discuss the evolution of Spanish trade and the payments industry

Trade financiers have experienced dramatic change in recent years, with the global financial crisis, European debt levels and the slowdown in China just some of the recent obstacles to hit global trade. At a roundtable in Madrid, GTR and BNY Mellon gathered a group of Spanish transaction bankers together to discuss the impact of the …

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