WHAT WE STAND FOR

Creating the blueprint for global trade finance distribution

The main innovations in trade in over the past 100 years can be linked to standardisation. Making its debut in the 1960's, the shipping container set a new standard for moving global trade, dramatically increasing trade flows and reducing costs.

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Trade finance - made accessible

The container inspired us. We aim to make trade finance a liquid asset class through world-class automation and standardisation, enabling great cost efficiency and real-time processing.

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More liquid, so what?

Liquid trade finance benefits everyone involved — corporates can access more affordable trade finance, banks can increase their Net Interest Income, and investment managers gain access to a whole new asset class.

TFD Initiative sets standards

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End-to-end automation

Reduces costs. Enables real-time processing.

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Uniform reporting

Allows for aggregation of trading portfolios.

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Standardising agreements

Minimises time to implement transactions.

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Repackaging standards

Makes granular trade finance portfolios tradable.

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THE INITIATIVE

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More investment in trade finance means more funding for businesses around the globe.

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Press releases

New additions to blockchain
August 20, 2021

Australian big banks joining the blockchain revolution

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New partnership with XinFin
October 27, 2021

Tradeteq partners with XinFin in first trade finance NFT transaction

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Multi-trillion dollar trade
April 1, 2019

Fourteen banks and financial institutions launch drive to develop multi-trillion-dollar trade as an asset class

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Addition of new members
June 24, 2020

Five more banks and financial institutions join the Trade Finance Distribution Initiative

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ITFA partners with TFD
March 4, 2020

Industry association ITFA partners with TFD Initiative to support secondary trade finance market.

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TFD Initiative
February 2, 2021

TFD Initiative expands membership to its trade distribution community

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