Bonds, guarantees and standby letters of credit | Royal Bank of Scotland

Bonds, guarantees and standby letters of credit

Globally accepted, guaranteed payment for you and your customers

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How we can help

 

Bonds and guarantees

Give your international suppliers valuable reassurance - and ensure they deliver as agreed. A bond or guarantee issued on your behalf lets your suppliers know that you can meet your contractual commitments - as long as they meet theirs.

As an exporter a bond or guarantee can help you trade with added confidence. Mitigate the risk of failed payments with financial compensation from us, subject to terms and conditions.

Standby letters of credit

Trade confidently with your suppliers or buyers. Standby letters of credit support your normal open account trading. In some parts of the world, like the USA, they’re traditionally required in place of bonds or guarantees.

These instruments can be arranged in favour of overseas suppliers and other counterparties or in favour of your customers in order to cover your contractual obligations.

Ways our solutions could benefit you
Accepted worldwide

Issued by us through our global network of international partner banks.

Individually tailored

Specific solutions that match your import trading needs.

Build confidence

Highlight your financial strength by demonstrating you can meet your contractual obligations.

Global reassurance

Bonds, guarantees and standby letters of credit prove your ability to pay, addressing a key issue for suppliers.

Ready to apply

If you’re a UK customer, simply click the button to start your application online.

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Application subject to customer credit line facilities. Fees and charges will apply for these services.

Alternatively, you can always talk to your relationship manager or give us a ring on the number below.

Contact us on: 0345 303 0077

Text Relay: 18001 0345 303 0077

Lines are open 9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

Calls may be recorded and call charges from residential, business and mobiles vary, depending on your telephone operator’s tariff.

Business and Relationship Managers are available 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

If you’re a customer registered abroad, or you’d prefer to apply offline, you can download an application form below.

Additional resources

 

Bonds and guarantees

To apply, download the form and return it to your relationship manager. Application subject to customer credit line facilities.

Standby letters of credit

To apply, download the form and return it to your relationship manager. Application subject to customer credit line facilities.

Bank Guarantees

Trade with confidence and boost your customer relationships.
 

Get in touch

 

New customers

To discuss your unique banking needs, please call SolutionsLine on:

0345 303 0077 
Text Relay 18001 0800 210 0235
Mon to Fri 8am-5.30pm (excl. public holidays)
Calls may be recorded.

Existing customers

Please contact your relationship manager.

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