Bolero International scoops Asia supply chain finance strategy award


Bolero, with partners HSBC and Home Depot, has won Corporate Treasurer’s Best Supply Chain Finance Strategy award

London, 19 March 2018: Bolero International, HSBC and Home Depot, have jointly been named best supply chain finance strategy in the Corporate Treasurer (CT) awards for Asia’s Best Treasury and Finance Strategies of 2017.

Judged on their innovation, complexity and above all, their robustness in the face of working problems at corporate treasuries across the Asia-Pacific region, the CT awards recognise the vision, ideas and sheer hard work that go into designing treasury solutions.

HSBC, the world’s leading trade bank, last year introduced Bolero’s Matched Electronic Purchase Order (Me-PO) financing solution to dramatically improve the release of working capital. Impressed with the operation of the platform, one of the giants of US retail, the DIY chain Home Depot, then adopted Me-PO for its supply chain, speeding up the working capital cycle and making their processes more efficient.

Me-PO introduces significant benefits to the global supply chain, removing the pain associated with time-consuming, manual, paper-based processing. It reduces the cost of processing for invoices and purchase orders exchanged between HSBC business customers and their suppliers, who benefit from being able to make earlier requests for finance.

Purchase orders and invoices can be automatically validated, processed, matched and approved. This facilitates a rapid approvals process and enables sellers to submit funding requests more quickly than with a conventional paper-based system. A new level of visibility also enables all parties to track and monitor their purchase orders and invoices in real time.

Me-PO grew out of Bolero’s long-established partnership with HSBC, building on Bolero’s reputation for providing customers with the best in trade finance technology.

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About Bolero International (

Established in 1998 by SWIFT and the global logistics and insurance industry, Bolero International has built a strong reputation and market leadership position in driving the digitisation of global trade.

Bolero delivers secure, end-to-end, cloud-based services across the entire global supply chain. By digitising trade processes and transactions, providing greater visibility, transparency and control, Bolero is making trade safer, smarter and faster.


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