Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligations (URBPO)

Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligations (URBPO)
By ICC Banking Commission (ICC)
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The first ever set of standards on Bank Payment Obligations have just been drafted jointly by SWIFT and the ICC.  URBPO lays out rules for payment between banks, a sort of letters of credit between these banks which seeks to establish uniformity of practice in the world market.

BPO benefits include:

  • Mitigating risks in international trade for buyers and sellers alike
  • Speed, reliability, convenience
  • Reduced costs and improved accuracy
  • Enhanced risk management
  • Assurance of payment
  • Access to flexible financing
  • Securing the supply chain

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