Olivier Paul, Director, Finance for Development at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), features in Trade Finance Global’s latest Trade Finance Talks podcast, to discuss the unintended consequences of regulation on trade finance.
Following the release of an ICC report on the topic, the podcast elaborated on the key steps to ensuring that regulation does not hinder the provision of trade finance, including the growing importance of digitalisation.
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Growth in regulation impacting lending, along with rapid globalization have put pressure on capital providers’ due diligence capabilities. Pair this with the inherent complexity of trade and project finance transactions and it is clear why many capital providers are now choosing to outsource their due diligence. Matt Reed, Associate Director at RedRidge Diligence Services, explains the trends in the sector.
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The Global Supply Chain Finance Forum – an initiative comprising the ICC Banking Commission, BAFT, EBA, FCI and ITFA – has appointed Christian Hausherr, European Product Head of Supply Chain Finance at Deutsche Bank, as its Chair.
The GSCFF was established in 2014 to develop, publish and champion a set of commonly agreed standard market definitions for Supply Chain Finance. In turn, Hausherr – as a recognised expert in the field of SCF – has taken a leading role in the drafting of the GSCFF’s Standard Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance, as well as the Wolfsberg/ICC/BAFT Trade Finance Principles.
The news was covered by GTR, TXF, TRF News, Supply Chain Digital, SCF Briefing, Finextra, Fintech Finance, Financial IT, Fintech Insight.
The International Chamber of Commerce Banking Commission has partnered with Global Credit Data (GCD), in order to strengthen analysis within the ICC Trade Register, the banking industry’s leading source for risks in global trade and export finance.
The ICC Trade Register, established in 2011, is one of the few comprehensive sources to provide an objective and transparent view of the credit risk profile and characteristics of trade and export finance. In turn, GCD will now oversee the collection of credit-related data from ICC Trade Register member banks, in order to help provide more granular data and detailed benchmarking reports to members
The news was covered by TXF, TRF, Finextra, Specialist Banking, Business Post Nigeria, The Paypers, Trade Arabia, Payment Week, PYMNTS, Fintech Finance, Fintech Insight.
In an article for Documentary Credit World, Olivier Paul, ICC Banking Commission Head of Policy, explains that banks are increasingly embracing supply chain finance solutions and digitalisation of the trade finance sector.
Expanding on findings from the ICC’s 10th Global Survey on Trade Finance, Paul says that the overall outlook for trade finance generally, and supply chain finance specifically, is one of growth and optimism, despite regulatory and compliance concerns.
The full article can be read in the June edition of Documentary Credit World, pages 22-24.
In an article for Treasury Management International, ICC Banking Commission’s Head of Policy Olivier Paul expands on results from the ICC’s 10th Global Survey on Trade Finance.
Findings from the survey, which gathered responses from over 250 banks in 91 countries, revealed that while traditional trade finance provision is on the up, there is now a corresponding growth in SCF. What’s more, most banks are taking steps towards embracing digitalisation, with over 60% of respondents indicating they have implemented or are in the process of implementing technology solutions as part of their trade finance processes.
The full article can be read here.
BPL Global – the leading specialist credit and political risk insurance broker – recently announced the opening of a new branch in Geneva. Philippine de Villèle (left) re-joins from UBS to head the office.
With a focus on developing new relationships with Swiss-based banks, traders, NGOs and other potential clients, the branch will also act as a local point of contact for the broker’s existing clients. It takes the number of BPL Global offices to six, joining London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.
Following outreach from Moorgate, news of the Geneva branch was published by TXF, Intelligent Insurer, IJ Global, Trade Finance, GTR, Sigorta Gündem, Credit Insurance News and Schweizer Versicherung.
In an increasingly competitive supply chain finance ecosystem – consisting of banks, non-banks, and a combination of the two – what makes a payables finance programme ‘successful’? And how can corporate treasurers select an effective provider?
Writing in TMI, Anil Walia, Deutsche Bank’s Head of Financial Supply Chain, EMEA, suggests that corporates should base their search for an effective provider on three simple criteria: Is the payables finance programme easy to set up (and how is technology facilitating this)? Can the provider successfully on-board suppliers across all relevant geographies (and how is technology being used to make this more efficient)? And perhaps most importantly, is the offering structurally sound and sustainable?
Even as emerging new technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, continue to broaden the current and future options available to corporate treasurers, Walia argues the “fundamental questions a corporate must ask of their provider remain the same”.
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UniCredit’s Fabio Della Malva, Managing Director in Corporate & Investment Banking, and Massimo Ortino, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Americas, have been featured in iTreasurer magazine in an article on the benefits of receivable finance programs. With such programs helping to free up vital liquidity, optimise the balance sheet, and manage risk, Della Malva and Ortino discuss a case study of a UniCredit receivables finance implementation at a leading US manufacturer.
To read this article in full, go here.