The Second EU Factoring and Commercial Finance Summit will take place on 27-28 January 2016 in Brussels. This will also be the first event where FCI and IFG will operate as one Union.

The Brochure and Registration form for the Second EU Factoring and Commercial Finance Summit is now available to download at event page here.

Key decision makers, Members of EU Parliament, Industry Leaders and colleagues from across the EU will gather in Brussels to discuss the latest updates in the Commercial Finance Industry and it’s impact on the real economy and employment in Europe.

“Interesting insight into the challenges and achievement of EUF”
Martin Cooper, Lloyds Bank

“The best event in years: you have made a long story short!”
Patrick de Villepin, BNP Paribas Factor

“Ground breaking and long awaited - joint meeting of all RF players in Europe - well done! Let us keep on!”
Jean-François Phan Van Phi, HSBC, France

Key topics:

  • The state of the EU, with a special focus on capital markets union initiatives and access to finance for SME’s
  • EUF White Paper on the Factoring Industry in Europe
  • Factoring in Europe: One industry / Many faces
  • Legal & Regulatory issues affecting the industry
  • Panel Debate: towards a harmonized EU regulatory/prudential environment for Factoring?

Please register by 28 December 2015 at the latest.

The Second EU Factoring & Commercial Finance Summit Conference and Dinner organised jointly by the EUF, IFG and FCI.
28th January 2016
Brussels, Belgium
Meet key EU decision makers, MEPs, Industry Leaders and colleagues at this unique second gathering of the European Factoring Industry and legislators. Share latest updates and be involved in promoting and celebrating the impact of the Commercial Finance Industry in supporting the real economy and employment in Europe.
More information and detailed agenda will follow soon on ; you can register your interest NOW with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you there!

John Gielen

Independent Chairman

EU Federation for Factoring and Commercial Finance Industry


The EUF’s analysis for the first half of 2015 indicates that the factoring and commercial finance industry has again grown significantly in what is a generally difficult economic climate for the EU28. Data indicates that the turnover grew by over 5% compared to the same period in the previous year, and that the value exceeded €700M.

As before, the detailed position was mixed, with some economies faring better than others. But the main message continues to be the increasingly visible benefit of access to this flexible working capital funding. It is becoming ever wider known and understood for businesses from SME to Large Corporates, and it supports the real economy and employment across the Region.

Industry growth means that turnover represents around 10% of EU GDP. As Chairman of the EUF Economics and Statistics Committee Diego Tavecchia says, there is still enormous potential: “Although awareness and usage is increasing, this is probably the most important form of funding that has yet to be fully exploited by all stakeholders in the Region. Its use represents a great opportunity for business, in particular in those Countries where economic recovery is still unsteady.”

John Gielen, Independent Chairman of the EUF noted: “It is great to see again that despite mixed economic performance in Europe, the Industry is continuing to grow and offer an ever increasing level of support to the real wealth generators of the European Union area; whether they be businesses large or small, all are benefitting.”

Please find the Press release with turnover volumes by country here:

Eurofinas, Leaseurope and the EU Federation for Factoring & Commercial Finance (EUF), the voices of leasing, consumer credit and factoring at European level, have sent the letter to the European Central Bank (ECB) regarding so called AnaCredit Regulation.

EUF has sent the letter to the European Commission regarding the Impact of the Supporting Factor on SMEs: