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“We’re not MI6” – why banks and the trade ecosystem need holistic screening technology
“We’re not MI6” – why banks and the trade ecosystem need holistic screening technology
Simon Ring
2 September 2021

No organisation wants to end up blacklisted or facing criminal charges and reputational damage, but how can a bank, lender or insurer know that what it has financed or underwritten is entirely compliant? Simon Ring, global head of maritime trade technologies & ESG at Pole Star outlines why banks and the trade ecosystem needs holistic screening technology.

EBRD appoints new head of Morocco
2 September 2021

Four countries launch central bank digital currency scheme
2 September 2021

US Ex-Im signs trade MoU with Ukraine
2 September 2021

BSTDB expands support for SME sector in Ukraine
2 September 2021

EBRD hires Nodira Mansurova as Tunisia head
2 September 2021

Nora Kocsis is the new EBRD head in Central Europe
1 September 2021

BFS appoints Derek Ryan as UK Managing Director
1 September 2021

EBRD and Bank of Palestine boost trade in West Bank and Gaza
1 September 2021

The H1 Commodity Finance Data Report 2021: The highlights
The H1 Commodity Finance Data Report 2021: The highlights
Aife Howse
1 September 2021

Here’s a sneak peek of TXF’s H1 Commodity Finance Data Report 2021, which will be out later this week. Comprising comprehensive data on commercial loans, the report dissects material on the financings of both commodity traders and producers.

ADB appoints new country director for Indonesia
1 September 2021

Miller hires Laurent Hepner to Swiss CPRI team
31 August 2021

Standard Chartered unveils trade finance partnership with Linklogis
31 August 2021

EBRD steps up trade support with Turk Ekonomi Bankasi
27 August 2021

EBRD hires Khalil Dinguizli as new Head of Lebanon
26 August 2021

SWIFT’s evolution in digital trade: Balancing trade API-ness?
SWIFT’s evolution in digital trade: Balancing trade API-ness?
Katharine Morton
25 August 2021

How is SWIFT’s own digital trade evolution progressing? Will corporates, banks and vendors be on board and does the organisation risk competing with itself? TXF looks to history and asks more questions than it can get answers to at the moment. Will a pivot toward APIs be an answer in trade?

Mitsubishi seals metals deal via Distributed Ledger Payment Commitment
25 August 2021

IFC makes first investment in a Thai NBFI
25 August 2021

RMB hires Stuart Hulks to head insurance, ECA role
24 August 2021

Finverity hires former Greensill Chief Risk Officer
23 August 2021

TDB issues agro-export trade finance facility to Bancobu
23 August 2021

Zepz raises $292m in new primary Series E financing
23 August 2021

Hartsink to chair new DSI industry advisory board
20 August 2021

AIIB agrees $100m SME financing deal with Akbank
20 August 2021

BFS: ‘Pingdemic’ and raw material shortages see SME turnover fall

Triterras bolsters structured finance team
20 August 2021

Proparco agrees line of credit to Banesco Dominican Republic
20 August 2021

Greensill Capital attempts to halt lawsuit, files for bankruptcy in the US
20 August 2021

Stages for change: Berkelaar on the gravity of cheering on change
Stages for change: Berkelaar on the gravity of cheering on change
Aife Howse
19 August 2021

“A reluctance to change is sometimes bred into people. Openness to change is important, and a certain level of self-reflection is essential in order to grow with the changing industry.” In this week’s instalment of the Stages for Change article series, Aife Howse speaks to Esther Berkelaar, global lead, portfolio risk, trade and commodity finance at Rabobank.

World Bank appoints new country manager for South Sudan
19 August 2021

Greensill approved to sell Finacity unit to White Oak Global
18 August 2021

Algeria signals shift on foreign funding with EBRD membership
18 August 2021

Digital platforms give commodities extra lift
Digital platforms give commodities extra lift
Jonathan Bell
18 August 2021

Part of the commodity trade finance sector is transforming itself with the use of digital platforms utilising blockchain technology. We look at two key examples where significant inroads are being made.

XDC Network joins Global Trade Finance Distribution Initiative
18 August 2021

Hill Dickinson hires commodities, trade partner Devottam Sengupta
17 August 2021

Surecomp awarded SWIFT 2021 accreditation
17 August 2021

GSBN partners with Contour for blockchain trade finance
17 August 2021

IFC boosts COVID-19, climate response, unveils new regional director
17 August 2021

HSBC joins Walmart initiative to boost working capital access
16 August 2021

More bankers leave Credit Suisse
16 August 2021

Greener, cleaner trade finance requires streamlined vessel and transaction screening
Greener, cleaner trade finance requires streamlined vessel and transaction screening
Simon Ring
16 August 2021

The regulatory drive to reduce maritime carbon emissions is triggering a wave of innovation in green trade finance, but unless banks, lenders and carriers have accurate, real-time sustainability monitoring of vessels, these important initiatives will struggle to get going, says Simon Ring, global head of maritime trade technologies & ESG, at Pole Star

Greener, cleaner trade finance requires streamlined vessel and transaction screening
Greener, cleaner trade finance requires streamlined vessel and transaction screening
Simon Ring
16 August 2021

The regulatory drive to reduce maritime carbon emissions is triggering a wave of innovation in green trade finance, but unless banks, lenders and carriers have accurate, real-time sustainability monitoring of vessels, these important initiatives will struggle to get going, says Simon Ring, global head of maritime trade technologies & ESG, at Pole Star

BACB releases whitepaper on intra-African trade
16 August 2021

Finastra secures SWIFT Compatible Application label for Trade Finance
16 August 2021

Maybank Singapore goes live with CargoDocs ePresentation
16 August 2021

iGTB and essDOCS unveil trade finance digitalisation partnership
16 August 2021

SWIFT unveils paper highlighting major enablers of trade digitisation
13 August 2021

AXA XL hires new head of PRCB risk management
13 August 2021

BSTDB increases local currency financing in Azerbaijan
13 August 2021

BBVA taps into Ant's Trusple blockchain platform
12 August 2021