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Trade Finance

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

We have four types of trade financing options

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 and standby letters of credit

Provide companies with additional protection in respect of their business or customers, performance or financial obligations. We can issue guarantees on your behalf or receive and validate guarantees issued by other banks in your favour.

Letters of Credit

Letters of Credit provide a secure method of settlement and reduce the risk of non- payment for delivered goods. Once Issued they are legally binding, irrevocable and cannot be cancelled unless all parties agree.

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

RBS is proud to work closely with UK Export Finance (UKEF)

We want to help more UK businesses to export and thrive by participating in UKEF’s recently launched General Export Facility scheme. 

Speak to your Relationship Manager or contact us on 0345 303 0077.

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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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