21st Annual Factoring Conference Registration Opens

Registration is now open for the IFA’s 21st Annual Factoring Conference, to be held April 15 through April 18, at The Roosevelt New Orleans hotel in Louisiana.

IFA Forms Alliance with IFG

The International Factoring Association and International Factors Group reached a cooperative agreement.

New IFA/AFA Guidelines Preclude MCAs

The IFA and the AFA announced, effective immediately, Merchant Cash Advance companies will not be eligible to join the IFA or the AFA.

IFA Hires Baker as Marketing Director

The International Factoring Association announced Terri Baker joined the organization as marketing director.

IFA Names Four New Members to Board of Advisors

The IFA announced that four new members were appointed to its board of advisors. New members, Tina Capobianco, Steve Hausman, Julie Regenold and Stuart Rosenthal will each serve a two-year term.

Summit Financial’s Baugh Attains IFA Professional Designation

Summit Financial Resources announced that James Baugh achieved the new CFAE designation, created and administered by the IFA. Baugh is the first individual in Utah and among the first nationwide to achieve the new designation.

IFA Releases Annual Factoring Survey

The IFA announced the release of its bi-annual Business Profile and Performance Survey. The survey, which provides industry benchmarking data and trends, was conducted during the first quarter of 2013.

IFA Introduces Account Executive Certification Program

The IFA launched a professional certification program for account executives involved in factoring and receivables-based finance. Those who complete it will receive the Certified Factoring Account Executive designation.

IFA Expands Preferred Vendor Program

The IFA announced that two companies have joined its vendor program as preferred vendors. The companies, RMP Trade Credit and Dun and Bradstreet, join over 21 vendors who are offering discounts and preferred services to IFA members.

IFA Launches 2013 Factory Industry Survey

The International Factoring Association launched its bi-annual Business Profile and Performance Survey. The survey will be conducted during the months of January and February 2013 by Industry Insights.