ITFA is pleased to welcome four new members to its growing Association:

Stern Bank specialises in providing U.S. corporate banking and ancillary services to small / mid sizes businesses that are engaged in cross-border transactions. The bank excels at servicing clients that traditional banks and trade financiers overlook – often because the client is too large or too small, and oftentimes too complex, to justify its business case. It works with affiliates and partners to offer wrap-around services up and down the supply chain to secure its position and enhance its value-add to the customer: from letters of credit to pre-shipment financing, factoring, and (among other logistical support) shipping, customs clearance, and warehousing. Management brings with them years of experience across the spectrum of trade, from sourcing goods on the ground, to shipping and trade finance. While many of its customers are U.S. based, Stern is able to offer services to firms internationally.

Sunita Mehta will be the main contact person for all ITFA related matters.

Société Générale helps clients define and execute strategic moves and find optimal financing solutions, leveraging its global reach and profound markets expertise. Société Générale’s value proposition includes its extensive advisory expertise across Debt and Equity Financing, Ratings, Market Risk and Structuring, across sectors. In addition to its European bulge bracket status and its global reach, Société Générale is able to leverage an extensive footprint in CEEMEA, a high-potential and fast-growing region.

Catherine Aubert will be the main contact person for all ITFA related matters.

UBI Banca – Unione di Banche Italiane S.p.A. was created on the 1st of April 2007 from the merger between BPU – Banche Popolari Unite e Banca Lombarda e Piemontese. UBI Banca is a banking Group, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange and included in the FTSE/MIB Index (ISIN IT0003487029). UBI Banca Group is composed of a listed parent company, UBI Banca S.p.A. and a network of more than 1600 branches operating across the national territory through the brands of the former network banks merged by in corporation into UBI Banca between November 2016 and February 2017.

At UBI Banca they are committed to providing customers with a wide range of products and services to ensure full coverage of their international requirements. They provide personalised import/export services, state of the art transaction processing and have the flexibility to devise tailor-made solutions for their customers. The Group is mainly Retail-oriented, but has a traditional presence in the sector of medium and small enterprises and a private banking activity which places the Group among the top players in the Italian market. They want to be a driving force in the banking market with their experience and capacity to blend tradition with innovation.

Ettore Mario Santinelli will be the main contact person for all ITFA related matters.

Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Berhad  (BIBD), Brunei’s largest bank and flagship Islamic financial institution, was formed in 2005 through the merger of Islamic Bank of Brunei and Islamic Development Bank of Brunei. It is an internationally recognised financial institution governed by global best practices under the guidance of an experienced management team. BIBD is committed to meeting the needs of customers from all walks of life through continuous service, product and technology innovations.

At Brunei’s flagship Islamic bank and largest financial services provider, with around 900 employees and BND 9.5 billion worth of assets under management, they proudly serve more than 200,000 customers.  Their valued customers include retail, corporate as well as international clients. Headquartered in Bandan Seri Begawan, they have sixteen branches at strategic locations in Brunei’s four districts and the largest network of ATMs in the country, serving over a quarter of the Bruneian population.

Since the commencement of their transformative journey, BIBD has made great strides in the development of its capabilities, which included upgrades in its overall service delivery and branch design that depict the Islamic visual canvas of Brunei Darussalam. This distinct identity sets BIBD apart from other financial institutions in Brunei Darussalam, while establishing a service benchmark that is truly “Bruneian at Heart”. The amalgamation of all these efforts places BIBD in a stronger position to deliver on its aspirations and forge ahead in the local and international arena.

Amilin Omar will be the main contact person for all ITFA related matters.