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CGI Trade360 represents the bank’s first use of a digital, SaaS trade platform, to digitize and evolve its trade business

Sydney, 7 July 2020

CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) and ASB Bank, New Zealand today announced the launch of CGI Trade360, a digital, software-as-a-service (SaaS) trade platform for trade finance, supply chain finance and credit service, to replace the bank’s legacy trade system and represents its first use of a SaaS trade solution.

CGI Trade360 provides a reliable, robust and intuitive platform for automating key bank functions, including letters of credit, guarantees, and compliance checking. It also supports ASB’s overall growth objectives in digitisation of international trade. ASB was New Zealand’s first savings bank and now currently works alongside more than 1.3 million personal and business customers.

“At ASB, innovating has been part of everything we have done for more than 170 years. We’re determined to provide our customers with outstanding service especially with the current COVID-19 environment. That’s why we’re passionate about partnering with CGI to help our clients improve efficiency by offering a safe seamless digital service on a trusted platform,” says ASB Head of Trade Finance Fergus Lee.

CGI’s partnership with ASB Bank builds on more than 40 years of experience in supporting financial services and national payment infrastructures in 20 countries, including 15 of the world’s 20 top banks.

“CGI’s unified platform creates a cost-effective, financially stable end-to-end solution, resulting in a strategic advantage for ASB Bank as a key trade and supply chain finance provider,” said Les Davey, Vice President and Sector Lead for CGI in Australia.  “We are proud of our partnership with ASB Bank and the launch of a new system that positions ASB for increased competitiveness in the global marketplace.”

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 78,000 consultants and professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2019 reported revenue of C$12.1 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.

About ASB Bank
ASB is a leading provider of integrated financial services in New Zealand. It moves, lends, invests and safely manage money for more than 1.3 million personal, business and rural customers.

In 1847, Auckland Savings Bank (ASB) opened with a pledge to ‘serve the community; and to help Kiwis grow’. And that is very much what ASB is about today. Almost 5,000 ASB people across the country help create a banking experience that is second to none. The banks focus is to understand the needs of our customers and provide innovative financial solutions embracing new technologies; and enable its customers to be successful and stay one step ahead. 

For more information:

CGI:
Paul Butler
External Communications Manager

p.butler@cgi.com
Note: Paul works UK hours and will respond to queries ASAP

ASB:
Marise Hurley
Senior Manager, Media Relations
Marise.hurley@asb.co.nz