FCIB’s mission is to position international credit and trade finance professionals to understand and mitigate the risks associated with conducting business globally. FCIB’s 1,100 member worldwide network helps companies successfully and profitably conduct business across the globe. FCIB’s webinars, live events and conferences provide networking and forums to enable the development and exchange of new ideas that improve credit efficiency and the company’s bottom line.

Members have access to unique reference tools and analyses through the World Trade Press A to Z Reference Guide and real time Credit & Collections Survey data which benchmark global payment methods. FCIB develops offerings to educate its members in a variety of areas:  from economic and political trends to the latest techniques, tools or legal and collection issues.

Developed in partnership with the Department of Commerce and Michigan State University, FCIB’s International Credit & Risk Management online course delivers critical, fundamental knowledge to business credit professionals worldwide. Mastery of this course earns the Certified International Credit Professional (CICP) designation, recognized and valued by companies worldwide. CICP holders can, through continued study and professional development, earn the International Certified Credit Executive (ICCE) designation, a recognized gold standard for companies and global credit professionals.

In partnership with the PRS Group, members can subscribe to the PRS Political Risk Letter (PRL). Each month, Political Risk Services summarizes its latest forecasts, including economic and political changes affecting international business. The PRL includes the Political and Economic Forecasts Table, presenting 18-month and 5-year forecasts for turmoil, investment, transfer, and export risk in 100 countries.

Stepping beyond database reports, FCIB’s freshly investigated international credit reports support credit decision making, without contracts and at competitive prices.