Trade and Supply Chain
Our task is to help banks provide innovative trade and supply chain services that enable their corporate customers to reduce risk, enhance process efficiency and improve liquidity management.
The SWIFT Trade and Supply Chain portfolio comprise three key areas of Trade:
Documentary Credits, Collections, Guarantees and Standby Letters of Credit (L/Cs)
- Traditional trade instruments for corporate-to-bank use as well as bank-to-bank
- Trade Finance report from Watch: Provides a full picture about your trade business over SWIFT. Track how your trade volume is evolving and perform a more in-depth analysis by business area and message type. (Download a sample)
The Trade Services Utility (TSU) and Bank Payment Obligation (BPO)
TSU is a matching and workflow engine for open account transaction data. Since March 2009, it includes the BPO, an irrevocable conditional undertaking to pay given by one bank to another.