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  • Understanding Digitalisation Terms
    05/07/2018
    When we look back at our long list of blogs, it becomes very apparent that a number of new phrases and terms have entered the vocabulary of those involved in the wonderful world of trade...
  • Standard definitions for techniques of supply chain finance
    06/06/2018
    We have, on many occasions, made reference to the differing techniques for supply chain finance...
  • Recent DOCDEX decisions
    31/05/2018
    DOCDEX 359 A non-bank issued a documentary credit...
  • Managing the CITF® examination
    23/05/2018
    CITF ® was developed by ifs University College (Since 15 September 2016 known as The London Institute of Banking & Finance), and launched in 2009, with endorsement by the ICC in 2014...
  • Update on developing e-compliance in ICC rules: BPO
    18/05/2018
    David Meynell and Daisuke Kamai provided an update to the ICC banking Commission in Miami on 6 April 2018   Key Takeaways from the presentation   The Bank Payment Obligation is not dead! Utilisation of BPO continues to grow albeit at a slow rate Banks in Europe and Asia have experienced most success   As corporate customers look to move to digital trade finance solutions, the means exists to satisfy their needs today...
  • Update on developing e-compliance in ICC rules: eUCP & eURC – part 2/2
    11/05/2018
    Following our previous Blog on this subject, we continue to review some of the issues raised with the eUCP/eURC revision/drafting process...
  • Update on developing e-compliance in ICC rules: eUCP & eURC – part 1/2
    08/05/2018
    David Meynell provided an update on the current status to the ICC Banking Commission on 6 April 2018...
  • More Digitalisation Ramblings
    04/05/2018
    It's hard to know where to begin these days with so much happening...
  • Supply Chains
    26/04/2018
    The Euro Banking Association, in 2013, defined Supply Chain Finance as: "the use of financial instruments, practices and technologies to optimize the management of the working capital and liquidity tied up in supply chain processes for collaborating business partners...
  • ICC Opinions April 2018
    19/04/2018
    TA879rev A credit was issued available with the nominated bank whilst also stating that the issuing bank would remit proceeds upon receipt of credit conforming documents...