Tagged: trade finance

Citi Increases Equity Stake in komgo, an Ethereum-powered Enterprise Blockchain Platform for Trade Financing

New York-based Citi, an American multinational investment bank and financial services corporation with over $1.9 trillion in total assets, has reportedly increased its equity stake in komgo, a company that’s developing an Ethereum (ETH)-powered enterprise blockchain platform for trade financing. Citi confirmed that it began… Read More

HSBC Partners with Chinese Logistics Firm Cainiao to Offer Faster Trade Finance Loans via Alibaba’s Tmall Platform

HSBC, a British multinational bank and financial services holding company with over $2.5 trillion in total assets, has teamed up with Cainiao, a China-based logistics company, in order to provide faster trade finance loans to merchants via Alibaba’s Tmall platform in Hong Kong. HSBC will… Read More

Digital Trade Finance: Singapore’s DBS Bank Facilitates Transaction via vCargo Cloud’s CamelONE Portal

Singapore-headquartered DBS Bank, a multinational banking and financial services corporation with over $330 billion in total assets, has reportedly facilitated a trade financing settlement through vCargo Cloud’s CamelONE trade finance portal (TFP). The SGD 4.8 million (appr. $3.4 million) letter of credit transaction was carried… Read More

Banco Santander Acquires Majority Stake in Spanish Fintech Mercury TFS

Banco Santander, S.A. (BME:SAN) announced on Friday it has acquired the majority stake in Mercury TFS, a Spain-based company that specializes in software solutions that automate the end-to-end management of trade finance transactions for corporate customers, for €30 million. According to Banco Santander, the transaction… Read More

People’s Bank of China Acquires $4.7 Million in Funding to Further Develop Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has reportedly acquired 32.35 million RMB (appr. $4.7 million) in special funding in order to finance the ongoing development of its blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled trade finance platform. The funding, which will be gradually injected during a… Read More

Standard Chartered Joins TradeLens, a Leading Blockchain-based Supply Chain Management Solution Developed by IBM, Maersk

London-headquartered Standard Chartered, a British multinational banking and financial services company with over $700 billion in total assets, has reportedly become the first major financial institution to join TradeLens, blockchain-powered container logistics solution created by IBM and Maersk. Standard Chartered is notably the first financial… Read More

Digital Trade Finance: Giant Banking Group, Emirates NBD, Uses Fintech LiquidX’s Network to Sell Commodities 

New York-headquartered LiquidX, a globally accessible network for illiquid assets, recently revealed that it has added Emirates NBD to its network. Emirates NBD is a Dubai government-owned banking institution and one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East in terms of total assets… Read More

International Chamber of Commerce Introduces Digital Trade Standards Initiative, Will Promote Blockchain or DLT Interoperability

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has introduced the Digital Trade Standards Initiative (DSI), which is a collaborative cross-industry project that will aim to develop standards and best practices for conducting digital trade. The ICC Digital Trade Standards Initiative will continue to build on the… Read More

Tom Trowbridge: President at Triterras, a Blockchain-based Fintech for Trade Finance, Explains Motivation Behind New Project After Leaving Hedera Hashgraph

Tom Trowbridge, former president at Hedera Hashgraph and current president at Triterras, a blockchain-powered Fintech solution for the trade finance sector, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Triterras was established in 2012 in order to meet the rising demand for commodities that… Read More

How to Overcome the Challenges Funders Face in 2020

In my former life as an investment banker I didn’t really pay the world of Fintech much heed. In my mind, Fintechs were the reserve of tech-savvy millennials or early adopters and not something for a Generation X Luddite to pay much attention to. Even… Read More

Singapore Banking Group DBS Completes First Digital Trade Financing Settlement, Performed on New Network Trade Platform

Singapore banking group DBS has reportedly completed the first all-digital trade financing settlement, which was conducted on the country’s newly developed Network Trade Platform (NTP). The platform is blockchain-based but NTP appears to go out of its way not to focus on the technology and… Read More

Blockchain-based Supply Chain and Trade Finance Firm, Envoy Group, Acquires $13 Million in Funding

Blockchain-enabled supply chain and trade finance firm Envoy Group is reportedly planning to expand its operations beyond Latin America. This, after recently acquiring $13 million in funding from Alcedo Digital Ventures. Developed on R3’s Corda platform, Envoy aims to enhance the existing $17 trillion annual… Read More

Tradeteq CFO on European Companies Opening Offices in UK Post Brexit: The Outlook for UK Finance and Fintech is Positive

Last week, Crowdfund Insider covered a report on the UK and how European financial services firms were being compelled to open new offices in light of Brexit. While a good amount of digital ink has covered the number of firms shuttering offices or lowering headcount… Read More

Oman Oil and Orpic Group and HSBC Bank Oman SAOG Perform First Blockchain-based Trade Finance Transaction in the Country

Oman Oil and Orpic Group and HSBC Bank Oman SAOG have reportedly performed the first blockchain-based trade finance transaction in the Middle Eastern nation using R3’s Corda technology. According to a November 23 report from Oman Observer, Oman Oil and Orpic Group, the country’s largest… Read More

CIMB Bank Berhad’s Singapore Branch Conducts Blockchain-based Structured Trade Finance Transaction on iTrust’s Platform

The Singapore division of CIMB Bank Berhad carried out a structured trade finance transaction on a blockchain-based and internet of things (IoT) platform, developed by iTrust. The transaction reportedly involved the financing of Chinese imported dairy products and may generate yearly transaction flows of approximately… Read More

Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform Marco Polo Is Testing Its First Trade Deal Between Russia and Germany

Marco Polo, a trade finance blockchain that has partnered over 20 banks, is testing its first trade deal between Germany and Russia. The company’s pilot was announced on October 11.  Russian’s Alfa-Bank and Novolipetsk Steel Company (NLMK) will take part in the pilot. Germany’s Commerzbank… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Launches Blockchain-based Trade Finance Platform TradeConnect The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (hereinafter referred to as the HKMA) announced on October 31st that it had launched a blockchain-based trade finance platform TradeConnect, in order to facilitate cross-border trade and related research. TradeConnect… Read More

Citizens Bank Partners With Finastra & Infosys For Trade Finance Solution

Citizens Bank announced on Thursday it is teaming up with Finastra and Infosys to power the trade finance solution it is offering to its corporate clients. According to Citizens Bank, the solution will enable its corporate clients to digitize traditionally paper-based trade processes, which may… Read More

Traydstream Appoints Citi Bank’s former Head of Trade for EMEA, Sameer Sehgal, as its CEO

Traydstream has appointed Citi Bank’s former – Head of Trade for Europe, Middle-East & Africa (EMEA), Sameer Sehgal, as its Chief Executive Officer CEO. Traydstream said that Sehgal brings over 22 years’ expertise in trade, having held several senior roles over the years. Traydstream improves trade… Read More

ADGM Aligns with KPMG, Swiss Finance + Technology Association and Responsible Finance & Investment Foundation

  It’s been quiet an exciting week for Abu Dhabi Global Market: global Fintech challenges, new alliances and partnerships. ADGM and KPMG have synced to launch the first ever FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge on 22 October 2017 in Abu Dhabi to enable startups to… Read More

Send this to a friend