Mind the gap – how digitisation transforms trade finance for SME businesses

Posted by Tatiana Ulak

24 May 2016

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) generally find it very hard to obtain access to trade finance.  This has become all the more difficult with the advent of anti-money laundering regulations in banking and the requirements for institutions to “Know your customer” (KYC).

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Topics: World Trade, Digitisation, SME, Finance

Trade fraudsters love paper but are locked out by digitisation

Posted by Tatiana Ulak

10 May 2016

Fraud in trade finance remains a major problem – particularly in the deceptive shape of counterfeiting.

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Topics: Technology, Electronic Documents, Fraud

Bank guarantees – how going digital means commercial landlords can avoid the pitfalls

Posted by Tatiana Ulak

27 Apr 2016

Bank guarantees are a vital feature of many sectors of business, but are costly to manage and all too easily mislaid or found to be riddled with inaccuracies that render them invalid.

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Topics: Banks, Electronic Documents, guarantees, bank guarantees

Bolero plots new course - GTR interview with Daniel Cotti

Posted by Gemma Kimber

18 Apr 2016

Bolero is making changes to its strategy in a bid to fulfil its original goal – set two decades ago – of dematerialising trade.

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Topics: Corporates, Thought Leadership, Technology, World Trade

In turbulent times, Bolero will forge ahead - A word from our new Chairman

Posted by Gemma Kimber

28 Jan 2016

Daniel Cotti becomes chairman of Bolero on February 1, replacing Nicholas Barber who assumes the role of deputy chairman. Here Mr Cotti, an experienced former J.P. Morgan executive, outlines how he sees the immediate future for Bolero, its customers and partners.

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Topics: Multi-Bank Trade Finance, ePresentation, Thought Leadership, Technology, Electronic Documents, World Trade

Bolero 2015 – a year of highlights

Posted by Gemma Kimber

24 Dec 2015

2015 has seen a string of significant milestones and successes for Bolero as we continue to pioneer digital trade finance solutions that are transforming the way organisations trade globally. From the opening of our new international office in Singapore to senior industry hires, high-profile new customers and awards recognition, we take a month-by-month look at another great year for the business.

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Topics: Thought Leadership, World Trade

Introducing… Neal Harper

Posted by Gemma Kimber

17 Dec 2015

Boleros new Vice President Technology talks about current and future technology trends and why taking a proactive stance on security is a must

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Topics: Thought Leadership, Technology

The seminar series: Bolero takes its message direct to Singapore and Hong Kong

Posted by Gemma Kimber

27 Nov 2015

An enthusiastic team has been spreading the word about Bolero’s electronic Bills of Lading (eBLs) in Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Topics: Carriers, Banks, Electronic Bill of Lading, Corporates, Shipping, Events, Supply Chain, Technology, Logistics, Fraud, World Trade

Now is the time for UK exporters to go digital

Posted by Gemma Kimber

13 Nov 2015

As international trade constantly fluctuates, it’s always dangerous to make bold claims. But the latest overseas trade statistics give some grounds for optimism. They show that in September, the value of exports increased to £25.9 billion – an increase of 10 per cent on the previous month.

The Q2 figures were also positive, with exports rising by £3.1 billion to £74.5 billion.

As the UK strives to become more export-oriented, businesses trading overseas are increasingly discovering just how advanced their counterparts, and indeed counterparties, are in shifting to electronic trade platforms.

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Topics: Corporates, Thought Leadership, Technology, World Trade

Catching up with… Simon Streat

Posted by Gemma Kimber

22 Oct 2015

In May, Bolero appointed former Experian SME UK and Ireland Managing Director Simon Streat to its senior team to drive channel and product strategies and target new markets. Here, we find out about how he views his first four months as VP Product Strategy:

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Topics: Thought Leadership, Technology, Electronic Documents, World Trade