What is Trade Finance?

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What is Trade Finance?
Nitin Nimkar, Student (MBA), India

What is trade finance, what are TF methods, and what is the role of banks in trade finance?

Trade Finance
Willie Odemwingie, Lecturer, Nigeria
Trade finance is a very wide subject. It depends on the perspective from which one is looking at it. Generally, whichever perspective and whoever is defining and talking about trade finance, it definitely will cluster around business finance at international level (import & export) in dealing with macro economic issues.
Trade finance becomes more difficult and cumbersome during economic down turn. The risk of trade finance is managed through factoring or discounting of invoices by discount houses or factors.

What is Trade Finance.
Sheryl, Other
Trade Finance means finance for trade. For any trade transaction there should be a Seller to sell and a Buyer to buy. Various intermediaries such as banks and other financial institutions facilitate these trade transactions by financing the trade.
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