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Brexit and beyond: Minister Nigel Huddleston on UK’s trade adaptations

To help understand how the UK government is staying ahead of these changes, Trade Finance Global’s (TFG) Brian Canup spoke with Minister Nigel Huddleston, Minister of State at the Department for Business and Trade To read the full article, go to


ITFA: The tale of Article 506 and the transition period

At the International Trade Forfaiting Association (ITFA) 49th Annual Trade and Forfaiting Conference in Abu Dhabi, TFG’s Deepesh Patel spoke to Silja Calac, Board Member, and head of the ITFA Insurance Committee to learn more about credit risk insurance and its importance for trade, as well as specific aspects of the implementation of the Basel 3.1 Regulation. To read the full article, go to


Short-term, self-liquidating, is trade finance as an asset class on the up?

At the ITFA annual conference in Abu Dhabi, TFG’s Mark Abrams spoke with Nishit Kumar, Senior Director, Head of Loan Syndications and Distribution at Mashreq Bank, and Kamola Burikhodjaeva, Executive Director, Head of Americas Distribution at J.P. Morgan, looking at the role of trade finance risk distribution against the backdrop of prevailing market conditions. How are banks dealing with changing regulations? What are the impacts of new capital requirements? Follow along with Mark, Nishit and Kamola as they dive into the topic of trade finance as an asset class and the general market environment! Read the article here:


From the Danube River to the world: Eastern Europe’s strategic edge & trade finance

At the EBRD TFP Trade Finance Forum, TFG’s Deepesh Patel spoke with Aurel Bernat, Executive Director, Financial Institutions and Investor Relations at Banca Transilvania, Oleksandr Shchur, Member of the Management Board at JSC Ukreximbank Ukraine and Ženja Radanović, Head of Documentary, Business Department at Eurobank Direktna a.d. Beograd, Serbia. Read here:


Unlocking opportunities: Trade finance as a lucrative asset class for investors

In this episode, Mark Abrams, Global Head of Trade Receivables Finance at Trade Finance Global was joined by Salman Khan Galindo, Portfolio Manager - Alternative Investments at Santander AM and Matt Taylor, Head of Alternative Debt at Legal and General Investment Management (LGM). Together, they shed light on the allure of trade finance for investors, the evolving investor landscape, and the pivotal factors influencing the risk-reward paradigm within this asset class. 📖 Read the article here ➡️


Bridging borders: The role of B2B cross-border payments in the global economy

In this episode of Trade Finance Talks, TFG’s Deepesh Patel was joined by Ben Ellis, SVP and Global Head of Visa B2B Connect, in Toronto to get answers to these questions on cross-border payments. Access the article here:


LGBTQ+ In Trade, Treasury & Payments

In this episode of Trade Finance Talks, TFG’s Deepesh Patel partnered with Allen & Overy, Asian Development Bank, JP Morgan, Lloyds Bank, Visa. Hear from industry experts: Catch up here:


How to prepare for Sibos 2023 - trade & payments updates from Swift

In this episode of Trade Finance Talks, TFG’s Deepesh Patel was joined by Shirish Wadivkar, Global Head - Wholesale Payments & Trade Strategy at Swift, to uncover the conference’s core themes, the latest Swift initiatives, and strategies to prepare for Sibos 2023. Access the article here:


Public vs Private: How Export Credit Agencies and Export Finance can drive Inclusive Cross-Border Trade

In this episode of Trade Finance Talks, TFG’s Deepesh Patel was joined by Francesca Beomonte, Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance at UniCredit, to learn more about the role of ECAs in international trade. Access the article here:


African Sustainable Trade Finance – the way forward

The trade finance industry has long strived for inclusivity. It recognises the importance of embracing an overarching vision that fundamentally reimagines its practices. To fully realise this vision, it is imperative to actively engage African voices in trade finance discussions. Read here:


Cloaked in trade: Unmasking the underworld of trade-based money laundering

In this episode of Trade Finance Talks, Brian Canup, assistant editor at TFG, was joined by Channing Mavrellis, director of the Illicit Trade Program at Global Financial Integrity, to delve into the world of TBML. Together, they explored the latest developments and insights surrounding trade-based money laundering (TBML) practices. Read here:


First cross-border factoring facility between Armenia and Georgia supported by EBRD

During the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) 32nd Annual Meeting and Business Forum in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Trade Finance Global spoke with several industry leaders to learn more about the particulars of a first-of-its-kind transaction. Access here:


Factoring in the UAE: Developments and global implications

Factoring: An important finance product that is gaining popularity in recent years. While factoring is becoming more well-known, it is important to take proper steps to understand the legal framework that governs these transactions. Factoring laws play a critical role in determining the rights and responsibilities of the parties involved in a factoring arrangement, as well as the powers of financial institutions to provide various factoring products. Of particular interest, the UAE recently passed a new factoring law, which marks a significant milestone for the trade and supply chain finance community. To break down the intricacies of factoring and to provide an overview of the UAE law, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke to Marek Dubovec, director at the International Law Institute and professor at the University of Arizona.


C4DTI wrap up - making trade cheaper, faster and simpler

In this episode of Trade Finance Talks, Deepesh Patel, editor at TFG was joined by Chris Southworth, co-chair of Legal Reform Advisory Board at ICC Digital Standards Initiative, and Nick Davies, director of the Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation. The trio explored the next steps, key actions, and ways to drive the adoption of digital trade. Southworth and Davies emphasised the importance of collaboration and working together to modernise the global trading system for the digital economy. The podcast touched upon several significant themes, including electronic negotiable instruments such as ePU, eBLs, and eBoE transactions going digital.


Marshall Islands to Liberia, monitoring 68,218 vessels raises alarms for trade financiers

In 2023, there are over 68,000 vessels sailing around the oceans, carrying the goods that we all rely on. Simply put, the world’s oceans and maritime trade flow are massive. The oceans' vastness presents a particular challenge to monitor and regulate ocean vessels for the maritime transport industry. Of the 68,000 ocean vessels, more than 12%, or 8,000, have an unknown owner, creating significant risks for the industry. To better understand the world of ocean vessels and maritime trade regulation, Trade Finance Global’s (TFG) Deepesh Patel spoke with Michael Byrne, CEO of IIBLP and Tom Cardamone, CEO of Global Financial Integrity.


Canada’s Minister Ng: Building ecosystems to support women-owned businesses

As the readers of Trade Finance Global (TFG) know, March is International Women’s Month. This month, the world is highlighting women across the globe and all industries. Throughout the month, TFG has heard numerous personal stories, outlining what it is like to be a woman in the workplace in 2023, giving examples of how far the world has come, and pointing out the areas which need improvement. TFG spoke to the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, EDC, to discuss the Canadian Government’s role in international trade and supporting women in the workplace. Read more here:


Moving beyond gender: challenging stereotypes and biases in the workplace

As part of our Women in Trade Campaign, Trade Finance Global’s Natasha Roston spoke with Catherine Lang-Anderson, partner at Allen & Overy, to hear about her personal experiences and lessons learned as a female leader in the legal industry.


Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ Natalia Clements on challenges in the workplace and equitable company policies

To better understand the larger picture of ‘Embracing Equity’, TFG’s Brian Canup spoke to Natalia Clements, senior trade finance specialist at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, who shared her experiences as a woman in the insurance industry, the challenges she has faced, and the importance of embracing equity in the workplace.


From policy to practice: navigating the road to digital trade in 2023



Trade and receivables finance, in football terms

With an estimated 3.5 billion fans around the world, it's no wonder the finance behind football piques interest, even in the world of trade and receivables finance. In this podcast, Trade Finance Global (TFG) delved into various facets of trade finance that affect the world of football, including player and receivables finance, project and export finance for clubs, and the ownership and running of football clubs. Read the full article here: