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Wary of Using Third Party Documents in Your Export LC Transactions?

In this post, Blades International’s Managing Director of International Letters of Credit, Mike Ryan, discusses challenges faced by export customers to avoid discrepancies and increased payment risk. Mike suggests that doing business as usual can lead to increased payment risk ending in delayed payment of possible bad debt.  Tired of paying for confirmation fees and […]

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LSE – Refinitiv Deal Brings Questions of Data Integrity and the Future of FX Transparency

This blog post references articles originally published by the Wall Street Journal on June 22, 2020 & June 16, 2020 and by Finance Magnates on March 6, 2020. The LSE’s upcoming deal to acquire Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) has been met with widespread criticism since its announcement earlier this year. While the LSE is committed […]

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Now Is the Time to Reconsider Your Financial/Credit Risk in the International Market Place

In this post Blades International’s Managing Director for International Letters of Credit Mike Ryan discusses challenges faced by export customers in a climate where historic low oil prices, pandemics and political unrest is constantly changing business financial, credit and political risk in an ever-changing international marketplace.  Mike suggests that doing business as usual can lead […]

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Data Tools and Automation Are A Light at the End of the COVID-19 Tunnel

This blog post references articles originally published by the Wall Street Journal on May 27, 2020 and June 2, 2020. Manufacturers began to see a halt in production in early February as COVID-19 began to have an effect on international business and shipping. A global pandemic loomed, with no clear indication of when things would […]

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Technology and AI Will Help Foster a Protected Market and Sophisticated Consumer

This post references an article originally published by The Banker on April 13, 2020. Nasdaq’s Senior VP and head of sell-side and buy-side technology, Valerie Bannert-Thurner, recently discussed challenges faced by financial service platforms in a climate where technology is constantly changing business practices and goals. In an interview with The Banker, Bannert-Thurner suggested technology […]

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Blades International, Inc. to speak at AFP 2020 Conference

The Association of Financial Professionals will host the annual Treasury & Finance conference in Las Vegas, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, where speakers from across the country are invited to participate and present educational sessions. This year, the focus is on technology in finance—more specifically, how technology is impacting financial services and how businesses can […]

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Bob Blades: A Fair Exchange

Listen to BII’s president, Bob Blades, discuss the complexity of foreign exchange on The IC-DISC Show, hosted by David Spray. Mr. Blades shares some of his favorite FX Rate Integrity® success stories, as well as how he believes technology will change the industry. Join the conversation by clicking the link below! Listen to Bob Blades […]

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Behind Every Successful AI Project is a Functioning Ethics Committee

This blog post references an article originally published by The Banker on March 10, 2020. The Banker’s Brian Caplen wrote an interesting piece on the importance of human involvement in the implementation and continuation of AI projects. Caplen addresses the common questions and concerns that arise from the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in […]

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Access to Data Grows, Finance Ranks at Top

This article references data obtained from Dell Technologies and is based on an article originally published by the Wall Street Journal. This graphic illustrates the amount of client data accessible by technology firms across industries. While the graphic, posted by the Wall Street Journal, is intended to highlight the growth in access to healthcare patients’ […]

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Congress Reauthorizes The U.S. Export-Import Bank, Signifying Bipartisan Support for U.S. Exporters

This post references articles originally published by The Wall Street Journal and Global Trade Review on January 10, 2020 and January 7, 2020.  Congress has reauthorized The U.S. Export-Import Bank for another 7 years. This bipartisan decision has come after numerous attempts to reauthorize the bank and countless obstacles in doing so. The decision is […]