Trade finance solutions specialist pledges commitment to secure, efficient, multi-bank messaging and trade flows at SIBOS 2014

Bolero International has announced formal support for the SWIFT MT798 corporate-to-bank message set from the Bolero network. The development is in response to requests from some of the 80-plus banks it works with to simplify back office integration for bank-to-corporate messaging.

Announcing the move at the SIBOS 2014 conference in Boston, Massachusetts, Bolero CEO Ian Kerr said: “Support for the MT798 was an obvious step in Bolero’s vision to moving to truly electronic international trade. This announcement demonstrates our pledge to simplifying connectivity for our banking partners. Bolero’s commitment to develop a digitised trade ecosystem is based on the vision of a fair exchange of value between all participants on the Bolero network, regardless of whether they are a bank, corporate or logistics provider.”

Ian Kerr
Ian Kerr

Bolero operates a secure, open trade-messaging platform that provides support across all trade settlement types for the exchange of documents and data. This latest announcement deepens its longstanding commitment to provide support for multiple message types and standards across its open network, including the DTA format in Germany/Central Europe and, most recently, integration into shipping portals to provide seamless Electronic Bill of Lading support.

“The Bolero vision has always stated that genuine, large-scale migration to electronic trade on an international basis will only come by developing an interoperable, multi-format network, with access via proprietary or third-party applications,” added Kerr. “I am delighted to say that support for SWIFT MT798 is a further step towards this reality.”

Bolero has also announced that it is entering the SWIFT Partner Programme to further strengthen the relationship between the two organisations.

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