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25 November 2016

EU proposal amends CRD 4 and CRR rules

The export finance community can begin to breathe a sigh of relief after the EU Commission this week proposed several amendments to the CRD 4 and CRR rules, which if...

10 November 2016

The era of regulation – part two

There is little doubt about the stabilising function of Export Credit Agency-backed export finance for exports during crisis times as the post-2008 renaissance...

16 August 2016

Commerzbank expands export finance team to meet ‘growth’

Commerzbank has expanded and repositioned its export finance department in order to become an even bigger player in the ECA market, as Africa and Russia look set to...

23 February 2016

ING expanding in commodities lending as others retreat

Netherlands-headquartered ING Group is looking to grow in commodity trade finance amid a retreat by other European banks, which are put off by tougher regulatory...

12 October 2015

The era of trade regulation

Ralph Lerch, chair of the European Banking Federation’s export credit working group, and global head of export finance at Commerzbank, discusses the shifting tectonics of...

05 May 2015

Gert van Melkebeke to join Commerzbank’s senior export finance team

Gert Van Melkebeke will be joining Commerzbank’s structured export and trade finance BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) France division as a senior export...

23 December 2014

TXF German market export finance survey – Commerzbank interview

In October 2014 TXF held an export finance roundtable in Frankfurt – which was attended by some 90 guests, with a good split of exporters, banks and representatives from...

01 September 2014

Zimbabwe’s FBC Bank gets boost with syndicated loan

Zimbabwe’s FBC Bank (FBC) has received a significant boost in its liquidity profile with a $60 million loan arranged by a syndicate of local and international banks. The...

19 June 2014

ICC Trade Register Report 2014 provides robust data to benefit global trade

Today, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) released its Trade Register Report 2014. The empirical evidence from the report points to the fact that trade and...

01 May 2014

Short-term export credit capacity

Capacity in short-term credit insurance has been steadily returning since the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC) and premiums have recovered. According to Berne Union’s...

08 November 2013

Export finance head interview – Commerzbank

TXF talks to Commerzbank about some of the major trends impacting the export credit sector at the present time.

15 October 2013

Zurich’s Daniel Riordan named Berne Union president

Daniel Riordan, CEO of Global Corporate, Zurich North America has been elected president of the Berne Union – the international association of export credit insurers. He...