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Digital Trade Platforms

Boost efficiency and enjoy a seamless end-to-end Letter of Credit settlement

Digital Trade Platforms

Boost efficiency and enjoy a seamless end-to-end Letter of Credit settlement

At a glance

DBS has partnered with multiple Digital Trade Platforms (DTP) including Contour, Bolero, essDOCS and ELCY to help improve our clients' experience and digitise workflows for greater efficiency. DTPs support the digital application, presentation of electronic documents and end-to-end settlement under Letter of Credit (LC), helping corporates to eliminate complex paper processes and enhance transparency.

Trade Processes E-Application E-Advising E-Presentation

Importer sends LC Issuance applications to DBS via selected DTP

Exporter receives the LC Advice from DBS via selected DTP  Exporter sends or importer receives electronic documents called for under the LC to or from DBS via selected DTP
Trade Services LC Issuance LC Advising Export Document Presentment
Digital Trade Platforms Bolero, Contour, ELCY Bolero, Contour, essDOCS

 

DBS is the first Singapore bank to join the Contour blockchain trade-finance network built on R3's Corda to digitalise the end-to-end LC process, enabling collaborative workflows and communication with DBS and counterparties.

About Contour

Contour is a decentralised digital trade network, powered by R3’s Corda blockchain software, that enables an enhanced degree of collaboration across the trade ecosystem.

  • Each party can communicate and conduct data exchange with trade counterparties seamlessly

  • Parties can manage transactions in real time through streamlined workflows and achieve a fully digital audit trail and real-time tracking of transaction statuses

Why Digital Trade Platforms
settings

Improves operational efficiency

Reduce complexity, labour-intensive paper-based processes and improve turnaround time.

business

Ensures business continuity

Mitigate risk during unforeseen circumstances with digital processes put in place.

money

Optimises working capital

Shorten settlement time and be enabled to make faster decisions on cash flow planning.

user

Enhances connectivity

One-stop platform to connect with trade counterparties and banks. Saves the hassle of navigating different user interfaces to complete various LC needs.

secure

Boosts security and transparency

Digital audit trail and real-time status updates on transactions. Eliminates the risk of the documents being delayed or lost in transit.

Case studies

Digitalising trade in the Metals & Mining Industry

DBS is partnering with digital trade platforms such as Contour to bring speed, transparency and security to our corporates to help them embrace end-to-end digital trade solutions.

FAQs
How will onboarding on DTP be different?

It reduces manual processes and is a one-stop platform to connect with trade counterparties and banks, allowing access to real time status updates on transactions.

Is the LC issued on the DTP?

On Contour, it is issued directly on the network. On other DTPs, it is issued via the SWIFT network. 

Must a separate or special facility be set-up for transactions utilising DTP?

No separate facility is required to be set up. 

Must all documents called for under the LC and subjected to eUCP be electronic to utilise DTP?

This will depend on the LC terms if it allows mixed (partial paper and electronic) or fully electronic copies. We can assist you on the appropriate LC terms to suit your needs.

How do I get started on DTP?

For existing clients, reach out to your relationship manager and we can connect you with your chosen DTP if you are not already a user on the platform.

If you are new to DBS and would like to find out more, complete the instant account opening and sign up

 

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