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Export finance – looking back at some of the best crystal ball gazers in the business
Export finance – looking back at some of the best crystal ball gazers in the business
Jonathan Bell
3 April 2019

Back in 2014 TXF hosted an export finance filmed webinar with participants assessing both the state of the industry then and how it might be in 2019. Jonathan Bell examines what was said about the industry then and how the predictions stack up in today’s landscape.

Foreword from the Berne Union President
Foreword from the Berne Union President
Topi Vesteri
25 September 2017

The developments through the past year and the potential for increased growth in business for 2017.

EU proposal amends CRD 4 and CRR rules
EU proposal amends CRD 4 and CRR rules
Max Thompson
25 November 2016

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 implemented will come into effect in 2018. The proposed regulation amendments include a 0% Leverage Ratio for export finance and a fair treatment in the Net Stable Funding Ratio for trade finance.

Kai Preugschat set to depart the Berne Union for ADB
Kai Preugschat set to depart the Berne Union for ADB
Jonathan Bell
19 October 2016

The Berne Union’s secretary general, Kai Preugschat, is leaving the organisation to take up a high-level position within the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, Philippines. In his new role he will have the title head of the office of co-financing operations.

A new Berne Union
A new Berne Union
Kai Preugschat
1 October 2016

As of May 2016, members of the Berne Union and Prague Club voted to fully and formally integrate, creating a new global association for export credit and investment insurance, under the single Berne Union banner.

The Berne Union: Who’s Who 2016
The Berne Union: Who’s Who 2016
Jonathan Bell
1 October 2016

The Berne Union: Who’s Who 2016

The ICC & export finance: An update on key developments
The ICC & export finance: An update on key developments
Eric De Jonge
1 October 2016

A year after the first meeting of the ICC Export Finance Committee in Barcelona it is a good time to look back at what we had in mind starting this initiative and where we stand now.

Analysing Berne Union data trends
Analysing Berne Union data trends
Kai Preugschat
12 October 2015

Volumes of export credit and investment insurance reported for 2014 by members of the Berne Union and Prague Club increased by 4% to reach a total amount of $2 trillion.

Fabrice Morel to leave Berne Union
Fabrice Morel to leave Berne Union
Hesham Zakai
15 April 2015

Fabrice Morel, the deputy secretary general of the Berne Union, has announced he will be leaving the association on Friday 17 April.

BU+20 - a perspective from the Berne Union Secretariat
BU+20 - a perspective from the Berne Union Secretariat
Kai Preugschat
31 October 2014

In celebrating its 80th year, the Berne Union must reflect on what it has already built and how to sustain its success over the next 20 years. The Berne Union has been a unique global business organisation connecting public and private insurers alike throughout.

ECA financing roundtable: export finance in 2019 and beyond
ECA financing roundtable: export finance in 2019 and beyond
Dalia Gebrial
31 October 2014

A panel of industry experts explore the key issues impacting the export finance market now and in the future. Topics covered include the impact of Basel III on export finance pricing and provision; the role for the capital markets; export finance as a product for category 0 borrowers; how to improve the export finance experience for end-users; the crisis in Russia; the global shortfall in large projects, and the pipeline for ECA deals.

Berne Union and Prague Club come together for landmark meeting in London
Berne Union and Prague Club come together for landmark meeting in London
Jonathan Bell
24 October 2014

Members of the Berne Union – International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers – came together in London this week for their annual general meeting (AGM). At the same time the meeting was an occasion to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Berne Union.

JB's weekly round up - 08 September 2014
JB's weekly round up - 08 September 2014
Jonathan Bell
8 September 2014

Last week saw TXF broadcast a lively discussion on the future for export finance.

A discussion on the future of export finance
A discussion on the future of export finance
Dan Sheriff
4 September 2014

Another chance to watch Thursday's engaging debate on the future of the ECA finance industry - featuring David Godfrey, CEO, UK Export Finance; Simon Sayer of Deutsche Bank; Citi's Alex Taylor; and Kai Preugschat - the new secretary general of the Berne Union

Free webinar: Export finance in 2019 and beyond
Free webinar: Export finance in 2019 and beyond
Dan Sheriff
2 September 2014

TXF will be joined by UK Export Finance, the Berne Union, Citi and Deutsche Bank for a free webinar this Thursday, 4th September

JB's weekly round up - 01 September 2014
JB's weekly round up - 01 September 2014
Jonathan Bell
1 September 2014

Happy birthday us! It feels like only yesterday that we officially launched TXFnews.com. Over 1000 stories later and we have reached our first milestone.

ICC Trade Register Report 2014 provides robust data to benefit global trade
ICC Trade Register Report 2014 provides robust data to benefit global trade
Jonathan Bell
19 June 2014

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 export finance is a low risk bank financing technique – further supporting ICC’s advocacy of trade finance as a strong contribution to economic recovery and growth.

Berne Union appoints Preugschat as secretary general
Berne Union appoints Preugschat as secretary general
Hesham Zakai
29 May 2014

The Berne Union has appointed Kai Preugschat as its new secretary general, filling a gap at the head of the secretariat following Peter Jones’s retirement in November 2013.

JB's weekly round-up - 4 November 2013
JB's weekly round-up - 4 November 2013
Jonathan Bell
4 November 2013

We have been busy putting together our annual Export and Agency Finance Special Report (due later this week) and as such, I have had extensive conversations with nine global heads of export finance at leading international banks.

Uralkali secures first ECA-backed facility
Uralkali secures first ECA-backed facility
Dan Sheriff
30 October 2013

Uralkali, the Russian potash producer, has signed its first ever ECA-backed transaction. The $236 million (€171.4 million) financing will fund the construction of two vertical shafts at the Ust-Yayvinsky mine