CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal at SMBC

Friday, 14 September

Dear Members and Friends, I write this message with pride and delight after having returned from the ITFA conference in Cape Town. The conference attracted so many delegates from across the African continent and beyond, who experienced, first hand, what ITFA really stands for: current and relevant content, targeted education, effective networking, legendary hospitality and […]

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TRADE FINANCE’S NEW MASTER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT: 5 KEY CHANGES by Shannon Manders, GTR Editor

Friday, 14 September

The Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (Baft) has revised and updated its English law master participation agreement (MPA) to drive further standardisation in trade transactions and meet the “modern-day requirements” of the industry. The new MPA, or master risk participation agreement (MRPA) as it deals with risk, comes a decade after the release of […]

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ROUNDTABLE: TRADE LEADERS TALK AFRICA’S FINANCE GAP by Shannon Manders, GTR Editor

Friday, 14 September

The African Development Bank (AfDB) estimates an unmet demand for bank-intermediated trade finance in Africa of between US$110bn and US$120bn. GTR gathered a group of the continent’s trade leaders to talk about the consequences, the role of regulation and the innovation that Africa needs to address the issue. Roundtable participants •Michael Dean, managing director, head […]

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TRANSACTION TRACKING, VISIBILITY AND CONTROL IS THE NAME OF THE GAME by André Casterman, Chief Marketing Officer at INTIX

Friday, 14 September

As transaction banking is witnessing a flurry of digital innovations, one major value proposition stands out: transaction visibility and control through enhanced tracking. By André Casterman, Chief Marketing Officer at INTIX, the data management fintech and Chair of the ITFA Fintech Committee. Doing business requires the continuous exchange of information, of money as well as […]

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THE ‘ALTERNATIVE’ 2018, LONDON – 5 SEPTEMBER 2018

Friday, 14 September

Davy’s, Woolgate Exchange in the City of London had the honour of hosting the 46th Annual Alternative. We would like to extend a big thank you to all those who participated. The event was very well attended as always, but this year was even more special as we were joined by many of our colleagues […]

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, 14 September

May we take the opportunity to remind you about the ITFA SERC Insurance event which is being held in Paris on 10th October 2018 from 14:00 till 17:30 hrs at the premises of Credit Agricole CIB, 12 place des Etats – Unis, 92120 Montrouge, France.  The programme is as follows: Arrival and networking – 14:00 till 14:30hrs […]

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NEW ITFA MEMBERS

Friday, 14 September

The ITFA board is delighted to announce another six new members to the Association during the month of September: Fintech Innovations International has launched the first blockchain-powered e-Marketplace of its kind for banks called TRADEASSETS, which will enable participants to buy and sell trade finance assets in an automated, real-time environment by replacing the existing manual […]

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