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Global Finance: Adversity Breeds Opportunity

Optimism permeated discussions during BAFT's 2021 Global Annual Meeting in June. More than 2,000 attendees from 66 countries actively discussed the status and future...

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  • Policy News

Trade Digitization in Post Pandemic World

New BAFT whitepaper analyzes the state of trade digitization at the end of 2020, the progress made during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights necessary...

  • Media Appearances

TXF News: BAFT: One Hundred Not Out

TXF News spoke to BAFT President & CEO Tod Burwell to find out what has been the trade organization’s secret to longevity. Read what...

  • Blog

A Message from the Outgoing Chair

On June 3 BAFT’s Outgoing Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his last monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. During BAFT’s 2021 Virtual Global Annual...

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A Message from the Chair | April 2021

On April 27 BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. The recent grounding of a large container...

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A Message from the Chair | March 2021

On March 19 BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. Tomorrow, March 20, is recognized as the...

  • Blog

A Message from the Chair | February 2021

On February 18 BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. The advance notification for BAFT’s 2021 Virtual Global...

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A Message from the Chair | January 2021

On January 21 BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. After eating far too many treats and...

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A Message from the Chair | October 2020

On October 23, BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. In my history classes in school much...

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A Message from the Chair | September 2020

On September 18, BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. Growing up reading science fiction and watching...

  • Policy News

BAFT Announces New Payables Finance Principles

On September 8, BAFT released new criteria for payables finance principles developed by BAFT’s Global Trade Industry Council (GTIC). WASHINGTON — BAFT, an international...

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A Message from the Chair | August 2020

On August 20, BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. I fondly remember my first trip to...

  • Press Releases

BAFT 2020 Annual Review Digest Now Available

On August 17, BAFT published its 2020 Annual Review Digest covering major activities and achievements for FY2019-2020 including advocacy issues, industry initiatives, thought leadership,...

  • Blog

A Message from the Chair | July 2020

On July 09, BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. June was an eventful and important month...

  • Blog

A Message from the Chair | June 2020

On June 19, BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. Greetings! Firstly, I’d like to say best...

  • Press Releases

BAFT Launches Africa Council

On June 11, BAFT announced it has created a regional council to provide guidance and leadership for member services in sub-Saharan Africa. The council...

  • Press Releases

BAFT Announces Future Leaders Program of 2020

On January 13, 2020, BAFT announced the Future Leaders Program class of 2020, with 32 individuals from member institutions representing 14 different countries. WASHINGTON...

  • Policy News

BAFT Welcomes Agreement on USMCA

On December 12, BAFT and its members across North America welcome agreement on the USMCA and support its swift passage and implementation. WASHINGTON —...

  • Policy News

Industry Response to CFPB

BAFT and several other industry associations responded to a Request for Information regarding Potential Regulatory Changes to the Remittance Rule issued by the Consumer...

  • Policy News

BAFT Releases Respondent’s Playbook

A guidance paper for users of correspondent banking services WASHINGTON — BAFT, the leading global trade association for transaction banking, today released the Respondent’s Playbook...

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BAFT Releases 2021 Annual Review (Digest)

BAFT celebrated its 100th Anniversary in June 2021, giving us an opportunity to appreciate the impact the organization has had on the industry over...

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  • Policy News

Trade Digitization in Post Pandemic World

New BAFT whitepaper analyzes the state of trade digitization at the end of 2020, the progress made during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights necessary...

  • Press Releases

BAFT 2020 Annual Review Digest Now Available

On August 17, BAFT published its 2020 Annual Review Digest covering major activities and achievements for FY2019-2020 including advocacy issues, industry initiatives, thought leadership,...

  • Press Releases

BAFT Launches Africa Council

On June 11, BAFT announced it has created a regional council to provide guidance and leadership for member services in sub-Saharan Africa. The council...

  • Press Releases

BAFT Announces Future Leaders Program of 2020

On January 13, 2020, BAFT announced the Future Leaders Program class of 2020, with 32 individuals from member institutions representing 14 different countries. WASHINGTON...

  • Press Releases
  • Policy News

Trade Digitization in Post Pandemic World

New BAFT whitepaper analyzes the state of trade digitization at the end of 2020, the progress made during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights necessary...

  • Policy News

BAFT Announces New Payables Finance Principles

On September 8, BAFT released new criteria for payables finance principles developed by BAFT’s Global Trade Industry Council (GTIC). WASHINGTON — BAFT, an international...

  • Policy News

BAFT Welcomes Agreement on USMCA

On December 12, BAFT and its members across North America welcome agreement on the USMCA and support its swift passage and implementation. WASHINGTON —...

  • Policy News

Industry Response to CFPB

BAFT and several other industry associations responded to a Request for Information regarding Potential Regulatory Changes to the Remittance Rule issued by the Consumer...

  • Policy News

BAFT Releases Respondent’s Playbook

A guidance paper for users of correspondent banking services WASHINGTON — BAFT, the leading global trade association for transaction banking, today released the Respondent’s Playbook...

  • Blog

A Message from the Outgoing Chair

On June 3 BAFT’s Outgoing Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his last monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. During BAFT’s 2021 Virtual Global Annual...

  • Blog

A Message from the Chair | April 2021

On April 27 BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. The recent grounding of a large container...

  • Blog

A Message from the Chair | March 2021

On March 19 BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. Tomorrow, March 20, is recognized as the...

  • Blog

A Message from the Chair | February 2021

On February 18 BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. The advance notification for BAFT’s 2021 Virtual Global...

  • Blog

A Message from the Chair | January 2021

On January 21 BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. After eating far too many treats and...

  • Blog

A Message from the Chair | October 2020

On October 23, BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. In my history classes in school much...

  • Blog

A Message from the Chair | September 2020

On September 18, BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. Growing up reading science fiction and watching...

  • Blog

A Message from the Chair | August 2020

On August 20, BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. I fondly remember my first trip to...

  • Blog

A Message from the Chair | July 2020

On July 09, BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. June was an eventful and important month...

  • Blog

A Message from the Chair | June 2020

On June 19, BAFT’s Board Chair, Mark Garfield, published his monthly communication to the wider BAFT membership. Greetings! Firstly, I’d like to say best...

  • Media Appearances

Global Finance: Adversity Breeds Opportunity

Optimism permeated discussions during BAFT's 2021 Global Annual Meeting in June. More than 2,000 attendees from 66 countries actively discussed the status and future...

  • Media Appearances

TXF News: BAFT: One Hundred Not Out

TXF News spoke to BAFT President & CEO Tod Burwell to find out what has been the trade organization’s secret to longevity. Read what...