Category Archives: DCW News

DCW Presents: LC Statistics

LC Statistics Spotlight

DCW LC Statistics Each year, DCW produces quarterly LC statistics, displaying and ranking commercial LC, Standby and Guarantee activity for US banks and Non-US Banks with domestic branches. Using these statistics, we've put together a series of graphics depicting two different sets...
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Authenticated SWIFT Messages in LC Transactions

SWIFT Messaging

Key Court Case for SWIFT Authentication in LCs

The subject of extensive discussion at the recently concluded 2017 Americas Standby & Guarantee Forum in New York City, the 2001 case of Industrial & Commercial Bank Ltd. v. Banco Ambrosiano Veneto S.P.A....

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Hold for Value – Financial Guarantees

hold for value

Hold for Value – What Does It Mean?

Hold for value requests, also known as ‘extend or hold for value’ or ‘pay or hold for value’, allow the beneficiary to avoid making a drawing on the guarantee or counter guarantee, serving...
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European Banks Sign Deals with Iran, Suggesting More Will Come

Iran Sanctions

US Sanctions Typically Keep Banks Away

While most banks typically shy away from doing business with Iran for fear of contravening US sanctions, Austrian Oberbank and Danish Danske Bank have reportedly signed deals with Iran for lines of credit.

New Lines of Credit

According to Reuters, Oberbank’s...
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Venezuelan Oil Awaits LC

Venezuelan Oil Awaits LC

Venezuelan Oil Sits, Waits for LC

Further to coverage in DCW’s Jul/Aug issue (“Venezuelan Oil Sits, Waits for LC”), Reuters reports that the Karvounis tanker which had been moored in the US Gulf for over one month discharged...
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SWIFT Changes Coming

SWIFT MT 700

SWIFT MT 700

Significant changes are coming to SWIFT MT 700 series for commercial LCs (in November 2018) and the MT 760 series for guarantees & standbys (in November 2019). Will bankers and bank systems be ready? One facet possibly overlooked is their...
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Invest in UCP600

Invest in UCP600

Despite an outpouring of suggestions for a UCP revision in the form of the “UCP700 Wishlist” conducted over the last two years at IIBLP events as well as in polls produced by Documentary Credit World, the decision reached at the...

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Wolfsberg and Other Wheels in Motion

Compliance Expectations in 2017

2017 Trade Compliance

So far 2017 has given way to a breadth of new information regarding trade based financial crime. Highly anticipated compliance guidance for trade transactions hit the web and email inboxes in late January when The...
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Notes from ICC Technical Meeting in Rome

  DCW in Rome The ICC Banking Commission Technical Meeting took place in Rome from 7-9 November, 2016. Your voice from the ground floor, DCW will be filtering through the information from the meeting to bring you key takeaways in the upcoming Nov/Dec double issue.

Notes from ICC Banking...

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