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Banks keep the economy’s lifeblood flowing

Trade finance has a vital role that provides stable earnings and attractive returns on relatively small capital outlays for banks. And although less often a loss leader than in the past, relationships it opens up are a crucial route for other business. Laurence Neville reports

About the trade finance survey

The survey is designed to give our readers valuable information on the trade finance market and the opportunity to rank trade finance providers across a selection of service categories and an overall global ranking of providers as rated by their clients.

Clients nominated their top-three trade finance providers globally and by regions. Providers received four points for a first-place nomination, three points for a second place and two points for a third place. These scores were then summed to produce a ranking.

FOR BANKS, TRADE finance has historically been considered a relatively unexciting market, despite being fiercely competitive and crucial for revenues.

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