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We offer a range of useful services if your business trades internationally or is considering trading abroad. You’ll find details of our most commonly used services below.
For more information about any of these or our other international services, please contact your Relationship Manager or call us on 0845 606 0286.
Documentary letters of credit are internationally recognised instruments that help ensure the creditworthiness and payment of your overseas trading partners.
How they work
Documentary collections can help you manage international trade transactions by retaining control of the goods and the timing of payment. If you’re importing, the bank will release documents to you upon your authority to pay, or your acceptance of a bill of exchange payable in the future. If you’re exporting, the bank will control release of documentation to the buyer against either payment by the buyer or their promise to pay where you have agreed this.
We can provide a wide range of guarantees to support your international trading activities. Generally this will offer your trading partner the reassurance of the bank’s commitment to pay a sum of money to them in specified situations.
When your business is growing rapidly and becoming more international, your financing needs will increase and you will face new risks. You may want to finance your growth to help manage these new risks. We provide a range of trade facilities to help you to finance your growth when trading internationally.
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