Representing International Transaction Banking

BAFT is the leading global trade association representing the international transaction banking community. Bringing together bankers, service providers, regulators and industry stakeholders, BAFT offers a vehicle for a global community of professionals involved in trade finance, payments, liquidity, compliance and related interests.

Membership in BAFT is on an institutional and global basis, providing an opportunity for every individual within your organization to get engaged. As a member of BAFT, you have access to:

  • Regional and Product Leadership Councils exchanging thought leadership on strategic industry topics
  • Committees and Working Groups of like-minded practitioners working together to achieve common practices and resolution to common challenges
  • Updates on important subject matters affecting transaction banking
  • Policy papers and advocacy initiatives
  • Discounts at conferences, webinars, training & education programs
  • Membership directory of other BAFT members

Learn more how a BAFT membership can benefit you and your institution!

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Membership News

  • 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.
    Aug 20, 2020
  • 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, educational offerings, events, membership statistics, and more.
    Aug 17, 2020
  • 2020 In-Person Events Pivot to Virtual
    On July 10, BAFT announced that all scheduled in-person events through January 2021 will be offered as virtual events in light of global uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.
    Jul 10, 2020
  • 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.
    Jul 09, 2020
  • 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.
    Jun 19, 2020
  • 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 will bring together senior transaction banking leaders from organizations across Africa, looking to address common challenges in trade, payments, liquidity, regulations and innovation.
    Jun 11, 2020
  • BAFT Congratulates Graduates of the 2020 Future Leaders Program
    On May 21, BAFT announced the graduates of its Future Leaders Program class of 2020 whose research presentations and papers are now available online.
    May 21, 2020
  • BAFT Re-elects Zion’s Mark Garfield to Lead Board of Directors
    BAFT would like to congratulate its board officers on their re-election to the 2020-2021 association year and also welcome new directors Maurice Iskandar, Banque Libano-Française; Robert Mancini, Finastra; Nick Smit, ING; Robert Hostler, JPMorgan; and Michael Vrontamitis, Standard Chartered Bank.
    May 04, 2020
  • BAFT Reschedules North America Annual Meeting and Regional Bank Conference
    We have chosen to postpone our planned North America Annual Meeting, scheduled for May 3-6, and our Regional Bank Conference, scheduled for June 15-16. Both conferences will be rescheduled for November 2020 and consolidated with the 30th Annual Conference on International Trade.
    Mar 20, 2020
  • BAFT Reschedules 2020 MENA Bank to Bank Forum to September
    Due to growing concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) and subsequent travel restrictions, BAFT has rescheduled its upcoming 2020 MENA Bank to Bank Forum from March 18-19 to September 1-2.
    Mar 05, 2020
  • 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.
    Jan 13, 2020