The 4th EU Factoring and Commercial Finance Summit will take place on 6-7 March 2018 in Athens, Greece. The event is organised under a joint initiative between FCI-EUF.

The program of the Summit provides industry stakeholders with an unmissable opportunity to hear about and discuss with colleagues the latest developments in the European Industry.

The comprehensive agenda of the Summit will include:

  • The Factoring Industry in Europe in 2017
  • Factoring in Greece
  • Reports from Legal, Prudential and Economics & Statistics EUF Committees
  • Helping the Factoring Industry to enter the space of reverse factoring
  • Developing your future top talent through Education
  • Presentation on findings of the updated comparative Legal Study of Factoring in Europe
  • Structuring Multi-Country Receivables Finance deals in a diverse Europe
  • Fintechs and Alternative Lenders: Competitors or Allies?
  • 2 months left before GDPR: is the Factoring Industry entirely ready?
  • How will the Factoring Industry look like in 2028?

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

Visit the event page for further details and information on how to book your place.

The EUF is glad to publish its latest Newsletter.

Highlights include:

  • Welcome from the EUF Chairman
  • Financial regulation: a modern Great Game
  • Update from the Legal Committee
  • 2017 half year's figures: European Factoring Market accelerates
  • Factoring, Fintech and regulation: a shaping environment

The Newsletter may be downloaded here:

EUF is pleased to announce that Mr. Andrzej Zbikowski, Executive member EUF,  has been selected as a member of the European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on eInvoicing (EMSFeI). The EMSEeI plays a distinctive role in adoption of eInvoicing at National and EU-level according to the directive and the European standard on eInvoicing developed by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN).

The tasks of the Forum are to provide the Commission with high quality legal, economic, technical and/or practical insights and expertise with a view to assisting it in shaping the eInvoicing in the European Union.

Congratulations Mr. Zbikowski !

Press Release

2017 half year’s figures – European factoring market accelerates

The EU Federation for Factoring and Commercial Finance recently collated the first half year’s turnover results for EU factoring market. Responding countries represented 97% of the European factoring market.

Factoring turnover in the first half of 2017 for EU countries exceeded 776 billion euro, an outstanding year on year increase of 9%.

Accordingly, 2017 is shaping up to be the 8th year of constant, continuous growth in factoring turnover, confirming that factoring is now perceived by companies as one of their main sources of funding.

In the same period of 2016, year on year increase was 3,14%, so this year’s higher value suggests that final turnover growth for 2017 will be significantly higher than that experienced in 2016 and could even exceed 15%, a figure that would be more than twice the market’s 5 years’ average compound annual growth rate.

This year’s GDP penetration ratio was higher than the last year’s (10,4% comparing to 9,6% in first half of 2016), and there were wide variations between countries.

 

eIH 2017 GDP Penetration ratio 

 

The high level of concentration shown by the EU factoring market remained unchanged.

 

Top 5 countries

 

In conclusion, data collected by the EU Federation for the first half of 2017 shows that factoring is developing much faster than the EU economy and this is because it is becoming a recognized source of financing for companies. Moreover, there is a growing interest in non-recourse factoring, which apart from financing, also provides credit cover against the risk of debtor's insolvency. The combination of these two main features is being seen by companies as a key element in supporting their sustainable development.

 

The EUF is delighted to announce that it has published its second Yearbook covering the period 2016-2017.

In it you will find a wealth of information about the EUF, its work and achievements:

  • The Year in Review
    It’s been a period of development and change for the Industry and its outlook. Erik Timmermans, Chairman EUF and Francoise Palle-Guillabert, Vice Chairman EUF share their views and observations with John Brehcist, EUF Coordinator
  • Timeline 2016-2017
    We look at what’s been happening in the EUF and the impact of its activities
  • Highlights
    Amongst all the programmes we focus on a couple of the headline events, the 3rd Factoring Summit and the Annual Meeting
  • Statistics Summary
    Here we share our focus on the Industry statistics; size, shape and economic impact
  • Our Members
    The members of the EUF and their contact details
  • Meet the Executive Committee
    The members of the EUF and their contact details
  • Meet the Operational Committees
    The members of the EUF’s operations committees and their contact details

The Yearbook is available to download from here: