Trade overseas with confidence

In an increasingly competitive world, identifying and working with suppliers globally is becoming more and more important to profitability. But doing so can add risk and complexity, as well as impacting on cashflow.

Our Trade Finance option can ease the whole process – from receipt of purchase orders through to the sale of goods. We’ll provide ways to help you manage risks, credit terms and payment flows to ensure you get the goods you want, when you want them. On top of this, we’ll also help you identify opportunities to accelerate your cashflow.

A global presence combined with real understanding

Whether you are an established international business or taking your first steps abroad, our dedicated team of trade finance experts are on hand to support you.

Few funding providers have the same kind of global reach as Bibby Financial Services. When you partner with us, you are partnering with a trade specialist. One that is able to react quickly and at short notice to help you make the most of any opportunity and who will help you navigate different languages and customs.

Trade Finance Benefits:

  • More buying power - Negotiate lower prices with funding of up to £6.5m and receive payment of up to 100% of the purchase price. Buy, receive and sell goods before having to pay for them
  • Access expertise – We have the ability to work with suppliers wherever they are in the world, whatever currency they need allowing you to confidently source the most unique, high quality or cost effective products.
  • Save time –- We pay suppliers directly and in their currency, reducing the burden of admin on your operation
  • Improve cashflow – By combining Trade Finance with the release of cash from outstanding invoices (Invoice Finance) you could boost your existing funding up to £10m and significantly improve cashflow

An Expert Team

All of our team members take part in continual training with some undertaking the accredited Institute of Export examinations. So whether it is your first time dealing with foreign suppliers, even a new business, or have an established overseas supplier base, we are committed and able to act as your credit control function outside of the UK. As well as our team in the UK, Bibby Financial services are represented in 14 countries around the world, all working to support your business success.

How does Trade Finance work?


Step 1: Ordering

Order from your supplier who invoices you requesting payment at point of shipping.

Final payment

Step 2: Supplier payment

Payment is made to your supplier on receipt of agreed documentation.

Supplier pays

Step 3: Dispatch

Goods are shipped to you or your end customer depending on requirements.

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Bad Debt Protection

Protecting you against your customer's insolvency or prolonged default.

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Do you sell overseas?

Our Export Finance offering is already helping to fund businesses trading in over 100 countries.

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