MUFG Wins Best Commodity Finance Bank in N. America Award

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group was named Best Commodity Finance Bank in North America for 2016 by Trade Finance at the news organization’s annual awards ceremony.

Prediction: Regulation to Become Bigger Issue in 2016

A Trade Financing Matters article listed the factors that will have an impact on business finance in 2016. Regulation of marketplace lenders was just one of 11 examples.

U.S. Trade Finance Remains Concentrated with Top Five Banks

According to a report issued by Greenwich Associates, the U.S. trade finance market is highly concentrated with the vast bulk of business held by a group of just five banks.

BMO Capital Markets Adds Trade Finance in Hong Kong

BMO Capital Markets announced it is adding trade finance booking capabilities in Hong Kong as it moves to serve more trade in Asia.

Innovations in Factoring — Limited Subordination Agreements

To assist the growth of small businesses in a flat economy, Capstone Capital developed the concept of a limited subordination agreement. As Joseph Ingrassia explains, the financial structure is rooted in factoring that combines a modern mix of PO finance and trade finance to help the lender get paid and provide working capital to the small business.

Basel III Opens Door for Alternative Sources of Trade Finance

Greenwich Associates says in a new report that the new Basel III bank capital requirements are poised to increase pricing on trade finance, which could accelerate the development of trade finance funded by non-bank investors.

Bibby Names Brown as Head of Trade Finance/Americas

Bibby Financial Services said it has recruited international trade expert Tony Brown as head of Trade Finance – Americas. Prior to joining Bibby, Brown built international trade finance businesses at Delta Trade Finance, First Capital, GMAC Commercial Finance and Manufacturers Hanover Trust.

April 2008