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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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ICC UK’s Chris Southworth discussing post-Brexit trade deals on Ian King Live

Last week, ICC UK’s Chris Southworth appeared on Ian King Live – Sky News, discussing the UK’s potential trade deals post-Brexit. Following the Prime Minister’s speech indicating that the UK will leave the Single Market, as well as developments at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Chris discusses the opportunities and complexities that UK exporters …

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ICC UK cited in The Telegraph’s Live Davos blog

In response to Theresa May’s speech at The World Economic Forum in Davos today – as well as her speech earlier this week outlining the Government’s exit strategy – ICC UK’s Chris Southworth has been cited in The Telegraph’s Live Davos feed. Chris comments on the practical aspects regarding the UK’s vision for free trade …

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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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Deutsche Bank’s Anil Walia on the crucial role of supply chain finance in Procurement Leaders

In Procurement Leaders’ November/December 2016 issue, Anil Walia, EMEA Head Supply Chain Finance at Deutsche Bank, explains the crucial role supply chain finance can play in the buyer/supplier ecosystem, contributing to the benefit of all involved. Under the title “Ramping up the synergies in cash-poor times” Walia relates how many of the discussions in which …

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ICC UK discusses the need to empower UK corporates in New Business

ICC UK’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth features in the Winter Issue of New Business, where he discusses the challenges UK companies face and how they can yield their influence. In particular, following the Brexit referendum, international business – more than ever before – needs to put forward its collective interests in the Brexit negotiations, for …

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What’s happened to FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa? Commerzbank’s Christian Toben explains in Banker Africa magazine

In an op-ed for Banker Africa magazine, Christian Toben, regional head of Africa at Commerzbank, sets out the challenges facing foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the continent, and looks for ways to bring them back up to scratch. FDI has been vital to the growth of Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies. Inflows were promising over the last …

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Commerzbank’s Petra Burckhardt explores blockchain’s value in trade finance in Global Trade magazine

‘Blockchain’ may be the financial services industry’s mantra of choice at the moment, but how can the technology realistically be applied to trade finance? That is the question Petra Burckhardt, Commerzbank’s Global Head, Product Management Trade Services, asks in Global Trade magazine. In her article, ‘Evolution, Not Revolution’, Burckhardt notes that the technology may indeed enhance …

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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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