World Business Podcasts

Santander’s John Carroll talks increasing SME access to international markets

June 13, 2018

Following the release of ICC's 10th annual Global Survey on Trade FinanceChris Southworth, ICC United Kingdom Secretary General talks to John CarrollHead of Products and International Business at Santander UK, about the trade finance process and banks' role in driving economic growth.

Discussion topics:

  • The journey SMEs in both developed and emerging markets must undergo to trade abroad

  • The obstacles companies face when attempting to access international markets and trade finance, as well as how these can be overcome

  • How banks’ utilisation of blockchain is playing a role in alleviating the trade finance gap

Audience: SMEs, international trade experts, corporates, policy makers

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