Arab Bank, London, has expanded its trade finance team with new hires.


James Collins, formerly of Barclays Bank and London Forfaiting Company has joined as manager, trade finance.


He joins the team existing of Jason Downer, Andrew Simmons and Daniel Andrade.


Collins says: “This is an exciting time to be joining Arab Bank plc and such a distinguished trade finance team, especially with the bank marking its 75th anniversary this year. Arab Bank plc has the largest Arab banking network, and because of this we have a real niche. Our trade services are highly regarded by our customers and we work closely with our branches across MENA to provide our customers and their customers in turn with a wider range of cost efficient options to finance their trade.”