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How Trade Finance can help your business

Trade Finance helps you to buy stock and ship products sooner within the UK and overseas by improving your cashflow. In addition, it gives you support when you need expert help to deal with the many considerations and complexities that trading internationally involves.  

Through our Asset-Based Lending (ABL) solution you can maximise your international and domestic trading opportunities and focus on growing your business.

Whether you’re an established international business or considering diversify your supply chain to include relationships abroad, our dedicated team of Trade Finance specialists are on hand to support you. Download our Corporate Funding guide

Trade Finance

Features

  • Access to funding so you can fulfil existing orders and accept new ones
  • Benefit from any supplier discounts if you order in bulk or make prompt payment for goods
  • Letters of Credit to supplier banks
  • Duty, VAT and Freight paid the same day your goods arrive
  • Over 65 currencies to pay your suppliers in
  • Access to our international network providing local, on-the-ground knowledge of overseas markets

Benefits

  • Speed: we can provide letters of credit within 24 hours to supplier banks, facilitating quick transactions
  • Convenience: your suppliers are paid on the same day goods are shipped, in the currency of choice
  • Access: funding available until end-customer payment is received with supplier payments guaranteed
  • Support: we work alongside you through the trade cycle, from initial order to customer payment, enabling you to fulfil existing orders and accept new ones
  • Expertise: access to a team of dedicated trade and currency specialists

To facilitate our growth ambitions, we needed the support of a funding package that would provide a financial foundation for our growth in China, and more broadly, across Asia. Bibby Financial Services (BFS) Invoice Discounting facility allows us to free up our cash and to invest capital in areas of our business that will support our growth target. Webcertain Group

Additional Funding Solutions

Our Foreign Exchange (FX) service helps you to make payments in other currencies and protects against future currency fluctuations if you trade internationally. 

Features

  • Combine your funding with business forex to release cash from your invoices within 24 hours and exchange to the currency of your choice
  • Benefit from a margin allowance in the event rates increase
  • Just one simple transaction with payments to almost anywhere in the world
  • Money exchanged and sent on the same day
  • Locks in exchange rates at today’s price

Benefits

  • Support: you get access to foreign exchange experts who understand exchange rates and currency fluctuations
  • Speed: we exchange funds and send them to the business of your choice on the same day
  • Reduce risk: we help you to reduce exposure to currency fluctuations with the ability to lock in exchange rates at today's price and schedule in a payment at that rate in the future, giving you more control
  • Flexibility: when you need to exchange more funds than available through your Invoice Finance facility, you can increase or transfer funds from elsewhere
  • Accessible: you can avoid the need to transact multiple times and retain the funds until you wish to exchange it, making your money work harder for your business

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Businesses we’ve helped

As a global business, our UK team has helped clients all over the world. You can see just a few we work with in our case studies, what we do for them and how we've been able to help them achieve their potential. Our case studies