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Trade Finance

Flexible funding options tailored to business needs of domestic and international traders

We have four types of trade finance products

Thanks to our expertise in global trade finance, we could help you by improving your companies cashflow, and gaining control over your imports and exports. Our trade finance products aim to ensure any risks are mitigated and provide you and your trading partners with reassurance.

Bonds, Guarantees & Standby Letters of Credit

Give your trading partners and customers confidence. Bonds and guarantees give your international suppliers more reassurance, as long as they meet the terms of the sales contract.

Letters of Credit

Reduce trade risk. Import Letters of Credit are our commitment to pay your supplier on your behalf. Or for exporters guarantee of payment before you commit to sending goods.

Documentary Collections

Cover your business against performance risk. Negotiate new payment terms with suppliers, offering better security for both sides.

Trade Loans

This short term working capital funding can help source, produce, package and ship your goods – whether trading in the UK or internationally.

Discover our international foreign currency accounts

Trading overseas? A foreign currency account could mean you don’t need to convert currency into sterling - and vice versa. We can tailor a range of accounts to meet your specific needs.

Business Currency Bank Account

Make and receive payments in foreign currency simply and safely

Business Currency Call Deposit Account

Manage surplus funds with our international currency instant access deposit account

Frequently asked questions

International Trade Festival

Join us from 16th – 19th November for a series of innovative virtual sessions to discover more about the world of international trade from our expert panel and guest speakers.

Related products and services

Managing risk

Help protect against the impact of exchange rate fluctuations and the risk of not being paid

MaxTrad

Our secure online platform lets you manage your international trade transactions from anywhere, 24 hours a day

Accounts and payments

Manage cashflow and keep control of your global finances with foreign currency accounts and trade payments solutions

Exporting is GREAT

Your business could benefit from exporting and our international trade finance could support your venture. We’re proud to support the UK Government’s campaign to inspire and assist more businesses to sell their goods and services overseas.

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