eTradeConnect

Trade Finance Blockchain Platform

HSBC has successfully completed its first batch of live trade finance transactions on eTradeConnect - the newly launched blockchain platform co-funded by seven banks and facilitated by Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

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What is eTradeConnect?

Owned and operated by the Hong Kong Trade Finance Platform Company Limited (HKTFPCL), eTradeConnect is a platform built on Blockchain that allows buyers and sellers to create, exchange and confirm purchase orders and invoices in real-time, share information on a “need-to-know” basis as well as submit applications for financing on one single interface. Participants of eTradeConnect benefit from enhanced transparency and potential access to multiple banks for trade loans with the use of eTradeConnect.

Note: eTradeConnect is now at a pilot stage and will have further enhancement before extending to other corporates and potentially in other markets.

Features and Benefits

Trade Financing: Speed up the process of trade loan applications from banks
Reconciliation of Information: Standardisation and digitisation of trade document help reduce reconciliation efforts and human errors
Efficient: Sharing of trade finance documents on real-time and need-to-know basis. Reduce costs and dispense with the paper–based process
Transparency: Enhancement of transactions’ transparency which operates on an open account basis so that trading terms of a purchase order become more visible to all relevant participants

Find out more

eTradeConnect is a platform operated and provided by third party. Please refer to eTradeConnect website for further details. Please contact your Relationship Manager or Business Development Manager of Global Trade and Receivables Finance for any enqueries.

Disclaimer:
This document is intended for reference and illustrative purposes only. It does not constitute an offer or advice for you to purchase from or otherwise enter into a transaction with HSBC or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. The information in this document may change from time to time without HSBC giving notice of such change to you. HSBC does not accept liability whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from your use or reliance of this document (or any information contained in this document). Relevant products are available on request. Terms and conditions apply, and service charges may be applicable.

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