About Us

From November 1996 until 30 June 2013, Gary Collyer was Technical Adviser, and then Senior Technical Adviser, to the Banking Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), where he was instrumental in drafting hundreds of opinions related to ICC rules. In his ICC role, Gary has been chair of the ICC Working Group for the development of the ISP98, the strategy for a revision of UCP500 and a member of the ICC Working Groups for the development/revision of URR525, URC522, e-UCP and ISBP. He was also chair of the Working Group for the revision of UCP500 and updating of the ISBP and eUCP for use with UCP 600. More recently, he was the chair of the Drafting Group for the revision of ISBP Publication 681 (now Publication 745), chair for the development of ICC rules in respect of the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) (ICC Publication 750) and co-chair for the revision eUCP and the drafting of eURC. Since 2015, he has acted as Editor for all ICC Opinions that are issued by the ICC Banking Commission and the editing of three ICC Opinion publications.
Gary is the editor of numerous ICC opinion/DOCDEX publications. He is a regular speaker at ICC and other external seminar events on a global basis.
On April 1, 2006 Collyer Consulting LLP (Collyer Consulting Global Ltd with effect from 1 September 2013) was created with the sole aim of providing banks, importers, exporters and logistics companies with high quality, reasonably priced, consultancy services ranging from the traditional consultancy role through to development of training material, review of transaction and legal documentation, and the provision of consistent, accurate and up-to-date information relating to existing offerings, and new initiatives and developments in international trade.
From 2002-2006, Gary was Corporate Director and Global Head of Traditional Trade Services, Trade Finance and Product Delivery for the Transaction Banking Group at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Based in London, he was responsible for the development of the trade service and trade finance products including the tailored design and implementation of solutions on a global basis. He also had global responsibility for the continued development and delivery, from a product management perspective, of the underlying policies, documentation and procedures for traditional trade services solutions (i.e., Letters of Credit, Collections, Guarantees, etc.) and trade finance.
Prior to joining ABN AMRO, Gary was Vice President and Senior Technical Adviser at Citibank, London from August 1998 until May 2002. Gary started his banking career in 1973 with Midland Bank plc in London (which subsequently was acquired by HSBC), progressing to Manager of the Letter of Credit Department and Senior Technical Adviser.

Recent News

SWIFT TSU no longer available post December 2020 07/05/2019

Although not officially announced by SWIFT, and the SWIFT website is still actively providing tools and coverage of the Trade Service Utility (TSU), it has recently been announced in a couple of trade finance publications - GTR and TXF - that SWIFT have decided that the TSU and its transaction matching application functionality, on which the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) relies, will be decommissioned in December 2020...more

CDCS Registration now open for October 2019 examination 25/04/2019

Registration for the October 2019 exam is open, applications and payment must be received by LIBF on or before 31 July 2019...more