2019 ITFA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 5 THINGS WE LEARNED by Shannon Manders, ITFA Consultant

Friday, 13 September

ITFA’s Annual Conference, hosted this year in Budapest from 4 – 6 September, brought together a wide range of industry participants. In three days, market trends, regulatory updates, alternative finance solutions and fintech innovation were just some of the topics discussed. The 270 conference delegates also had a chance to learn about the ways in […]

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MACHINE LEARNING IN TRADE FINANCE: WHO’S DOING WHAT? by Shannon Manders, ITFA Consultant

Friday, 5 July

The ITFA Fintech Event in June, kindly hosted by Deutsche Bank in London, uncovered different ways in which data management and machine learning technologies are being applied to trade finance origination and distribution. The event profiled the transformational work being undertaken by the likes of Taulia (corporate working capital), Traydstream (trade finance documentation), Coriolis (trade […]

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EBRD VENTURES INTO SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE, CALLS ON NETWORK FOR SUPPORT by Shannon Manders, ITFA Consultant

Tuesday, 11 June

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is investigating ways of bringing greater use of supply chain finance (SCF) to its countries of operations. To date, there has been a limited uptake of buyer-led supply chain finance in particular in the countries in which the bank operates, which are spread across Central and Eastern […]

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ITFA’S AFRICA REGIONAL COMMITTEE TACKLES THE TRADE FINANCE GAP by Shannon Manders, ITFA Consultant

Wednesday, 10 April

Africa’s trade finance gap, the unmet demand for bank-intermediated trade finance on the continent, is estimated to be in the region of US$120bn. Evaluating solutions for reducing this gap forms an integral part of ITFA’s Africa Regional Committee (ARC), chaired by ITFA board member Duarte Pedreira of Crown Agents Bank. Here, ARC board members share […]

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