Every day, members turn to FCIB for the essential resources and information needed to stay current in their profession – from daily economic briefs, economic commentaries to surveys and education. Become part of the most influential and powerful network of finance, credit and international business executives: Join today!
Member benefits include:
Connection to a Global Peer Network
Members can locate contact information for any member of FCIB's vast global network in the online Membership Directory. The FCIB Global membership network stands ready to advise, help and guide each other.
Reach out to the powerful FCIB network of members with questions and issues via the Discussion Board (formerly called the Members' Forum), available exclusively to members.
Knowledge Center Access
Available 24/7, and loaded with hundreds of resources to help you do your job. Don't reinvent the wheel when you can rely on the collective knowledge and expertise of your fellow members. Members have access to the world's largest, one-stop international trade reference source, containing over 90 key data sets in over 30 subject areas. Using an intuitive user-friendly interface combined with advanced search functionality, the World Trade Reference delivers timely research online to answer tough international trade questions. The World Trade Reference provides access to thousands of trade terms, import and export document requirements, country data for 175 countries in nine different subject-matter areas, illustrated guides to Incoterms and Letters of Credit, information about all the world's seaports and airports, a currency converter, and many other helpful features.
Business Credit Magazine
Published nine times a year, Business Credit magazine will keep you up-to-date on cutting-edge trends and important legislative, bankruptcy, business ethics, trade finance, asset protection, benchmarking and scoring issues—the credit issues that affect the way you do business.
Quarterly Audio Teleconferences
Leverage the knowledge gained by participating in one teleconference each calendar quarter. Audio teleconferences are open to an unlimited number of participants at one location and are available on-demand following the original broadcast at no cost to members.
Prepared exclusively for the global membership network, Dr. Hans Belcsák, FCIB's World Economy Expert and FCIB Europe's Economic Advisor Freddy Van den Spiegel prepare cutting-edge commentaries quarterly, explaining world events and revealing key trends and critical forecasts, the basis of today's credit decision process.
Daily Strategic Global Intelligence Briefs prepared by Dr. Chris Kuehl, provide a daily snapshot and analysis of the latest global economic and business trends.
Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Round Tables, Webinar, Online Courses
Members register to attend all FCIB conferences, seminars, workshops, round tables, webinars and online courses at preferred member pricing.
Global Credit Reports
FCIB's international reach allows it to use the best local suppliers of credit information around the world, providing members with the highest quality credit reports. FCIB understands the importance of quality information and turnaround time, monitoring both on an ongoing basis. FCIB credit reports are reliable and delivered in a timely manner – with no contract, making it extremely cost effective.
Country Risk Reports
Today's global business environment is dramatically influenced by worldwide conditions making it imperative to constantly monitor every region of the world in which you conduct business or plan to do business. FCIB's Country Risk Reports reflect the most current information available, focusing on current and forecasted economic and political trends, regulatory issues, and provide a country risk rating. FCIB's unique value-added feature on all Country Risk Reports is the inclusion of payment terms and collection experience based on actual FCIB member surveys.
FCIB occasionally conducts surveys based on member-recommended topics. Compiled results of the surveys posted to the FCIB Members Only area include: 3rd Party Collections; DSO Overhang Cost; In-house Factoring; Splitting Credit from Collections; Payment Methods and Risk Mitigation Tools in Europe, and Credit Granting to Loss Reduction and Liquidity Management. FCIB's Credit & Collections Survey also provides timely benchmarking information to credit executives worldwide.
Worldwide Collections & Legal Assistance
Through FCIB's contacts and established network of experienced and reputable local collection and legal professionals, members know exactly where to turn to resolve any collection or legal matter.
Whether you need to place an account for collection, need someone to review your documents or draft a promissory note, the FCIB network can help—where you need it, when you need it.