Category Archives: Trade & Commodity Finance

Trade Finance – Why Banks argue this Product Suite is “Special”

Banks continue to sell Trade Finance as a great product line and one that is getting unduly punished by regulators. Their argument centers on a […]

Procurement Outsourcing, MRO Spend, and Inventory Consignment

Many manufacturers buy MRO in their plants and factories, including spare parts, pumps, valves, instruments, etc. MRO can be a significant spend category. While it […]

The great bank retreat as the rising cost of compliance takes its toll

Trade Financing Matters welcomes this post from Frank Carr-Allinson, Head of Trade Services Advisory at Commerzbank, on how increasing compliance costs are causing many banks […]

TXF Media Commences Commodity Traders Borrower Database

TXF recently completed their inaugural commodity finance market overview. The report gives us a peek into two of the most common deal structures for commodity […]

3 Reasons Banks’ Trade Finance Business all Chase the Same Deals

Global Finance Magazine wrote an article the other day saying a greater supply of capital and a dip in demand are strangling the trade finance […]

Commerzbank’s reaction to Palm Oil and sustainable Trade Finance

Trade Financing Matters welcomes this response to yesterday's post on sustainable palm oil from Ruediger Senft, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Commerzbank The problems associated […]

Palm Oil and Sustainable Trade Finance

I like how we like to think we are doing something about this world and trade bankers are as guilty as the rest of us. […]

Register Today for Our Webinar on Global Trade Cost Reduction

Join us Friday, April 24 at 9 a.m. CDT for Q2 and Q3 Metal Market Forecast (And How Bearish Markets Create Opportunities for Global Trade Cost Reduction). Trade Financing […]

Upcoming Webinar to Highlight Emerging Trade Markets

Trade Financing Matters is proud to announce that we will be featured on the upcoming webinar, Q2 and Q3 Metal Market Forecast (And How Bearish Markets Create […]

The Rise (and Rise) of Supplier Networks: The Comet Coming?

Trade Financing Matters - Free White Paper Download
The world of trade finance has traditionally been served by the documentary letter of credit for hundreds of years. The associated management of risk and financing services has hitherto been the exclusive domain of the financial services industry, comprising both banks and to some extent specialist non-bank financial institutions. As we enter 2015, it is increasingly clear that as in other areas of financial services, the business of trade finance is exposed to the competitive threat of non-traditional service providers, including those in the financial technology sector who are well positioned to take advantage of new supply chain logistics and other trade-related platforms through the provision of new products and services underpinned by new business models. Find out what the future has in store with this free, new downloadable piece of research from Trade Financing Matters.

Can Marketplace Lending Go the Distance? An Insider’s View Part II

The first installment of our discussion with Susan Joseph covered why 2014 was the year for Peer to Peer or Marketplace lending. Today we look […]

BNP Paribas lacks USD clearing capabilities – impact on commodity trade

As part of BNP’s punishment for violating U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran, in addition to being fined $8.9 billion, a New York banking […]