Rabobank signs with Bolero to provide multi-bank Trade Finance service

Bolero has announced that it has signed an agreement with […]

September 15, 2009

Bolero has announced that it has signed an agreement with Rabobank to enable the bank to provide a multi-bank trade finance service to its global customers. Rabobank have already identified a number of key customers where they will start deployment of this service.

The Bolero multi-bank service enables the automation of the end-to-end lifecycle of the Letter of Credit and Guarantee instruments for both Importers and Exporters over a highly secure neutral and standardised channel. A significant number of Corporates and Banks are utilising the Bolero service which has increasingly been adopted as the standard channel for multi-bank trade finance.

Diane Boogaard, Global Head of Trade and Commodity Finance at Rabobank says: “Rabobank has been interested in the Bolero service for some considerable time. We now have a growing list of customers who already use the channel or have indicated they plan to use Bolero in the near future. As a result we are delighted that we are now able to join this community and utilize this service bringing benefits to our customers as well as to Rabobank.”

“We have built an excellent relationship with Rabobank who clearly understand the needs of their corporate customers as well as appreciating the benefits to themselves in providing a neutral multi-bank trade finance service.” said Claire Buchanan, SVP, Global Field Operations at Bolero. “Rabobank has a strong global presence particularly in the provision of trade finance in Commodities where we have seen a rapid increase in the use of the Bolero multi-bank service.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with Rabobank”, said Arthur Vonchek, CEO of Bolero. “Rabobank are a high profile bank that has a great reputation in trade finance and we have been eager to find the opportunity to start working with them and their customers. We expect this agreement will form the basis of a close partnership and increased cooperation in the future”

Bolero provides a unique electronic multi-banking channel solution for corporate customers, while at the same time providing a single multi-corporate electronic channel for each bank. Bolero prevents both communities from needing to support multiple bank and/or corporate specific processes, interfaces and data formats, clearly driving standardisation in this space. In addition Bolero provides comprehensive “On-Demand” Trade Finance applications enabling speedy adoption and flexible use.

“In the current climate corporate customers are more critical towards counterpart risk than in recent times.” said Diane Boogaard. “There has been a corresponding increase in the use of traditional trade instruments. What is clear to us is that this presents a great opportunity for banks to engage further with their customers in the provision of such traditional trade services. At the same time we believe it is critical that banks deploy solutions which truly meet the needs of their corporates rather than simply returning to some of the inefficiencies associated with traditional processing in the past. The use of Bolero in conjunction with our existing trade finance solutions ensures that Rabobank is ideally placed to satisfy these goals.”

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