The EUF is glad to publish its latest Newsletter.

Highlights include:

  • Welcome from the newly elected EUF Chairperson
  • The EUF Legal Study 2017 is now out
  • Closing the regulatory gap in the Rome I-regulation
  • Preliminary 2017 figures – factoring market on a growth path
  • Addressing non performing loans: a non-issue for the factoring industry?

The Newsletter may be downloaded here:

The EUF’s unique overview analysis of the legal and regulatory environments in Europe (and a number of important comparator countries) has been brought right up to date with an extensive review and revision of the EU 28 member countries’ positions. The EUF considers that this document now represents the only comprehensive analysis of its type available to the Industry, its regulators and lawmakers, associated support service providers and anyone with an interest in the effective finance of business.

The 2017 study consists of 15 sets of questions which investigate the key aspects of receivable financing and factoring and its value lies in bringing this important information together in one place for analysis, comparison and review.
Created with the kind support of global law firm Clifford Chance, the document is a substantial development from the previous edition, now with over three hundred pages of important data and analysis.

Launched at the 4th EU Factoring Summit held in Athens on 6/7 March 2018, the EUF Legal Study will be available on the websites of the EUF and FCI to their respective members.

Françoise Palle-Guillabert, Chairman of the EUF noted: “This updated legal study provides an important contribution to developing a common understanding of the opportunities and challenges that exist for the Factoring and Commercial Finance industry to finance the real economy of Europe, supporting business, economic growth and employment.”

Chairman of the EU Federation


Françoise Palle-Guillabert, Director General of the French Association of Specialised Finance Companies (ASF), has been elected Chair of the EU Federation during the Association Council, which was held in the Fourth EU Factoring and Commercial Finance Summit in Athens on March 6th and 7th, 2018. Its mandate takes effect immediately for a period of 2 years.  

Françoise Palle-Guillabert received a French Master’s degree in Law and a Master in Public Affairs from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris. Since October 2008, Françoise Palle-Guillabert has been the Director General of the French Association of Specialised Finance Companies (ASF). She has been a board member of The EU Federation since 2009.

At the same meeting, EUF Board Members Fausto Galmarini and Josep Selles were also elected as Vice Chairs, thereby cementing a knowledgeable and experienced leadership team for the Organisation.


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Notes to Editors

The EUF is the Representative Body for the Factoring and Commercial Finance Industry in the EU. It comprises national and international industry associations that are active in the region. The EUF seeks to engage with Government and legislators to enhance the availability of finance to business, with a particular emphasis on the SME community. The EUF acts as a platform between the Factoring and Commercial Finance Industry and key legislative decision makers across Europe, bringing together national experts to speak with one voice.

Copies of the EUF Yearbook 2016-17 are available from the EUF Secretariat

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The EU Federation for the Factoring and Commercial Finance Industry (EUF) would like to congratulate Mme Françoise Palle-Guillabert on her becoming the acting Chair of the EU Federation pending election at the EUF Members’ Council to be held in March 2018. She has kindly agreed to replace Erik Timmermans, to whom the EU Federation extends its heartfelt thanks for his many years of tireless and effective contribution.

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