Trade Finance

What is it?

  • Trade finance is the universal term used for financing both imports and exports.

  • It's usually in reference to cross border trade, however, it may also be used for domestic trade.

  • Cash flow issues can arise between paying your suppliers and getting paid by customers. Trade Finance helps bridge that gap.

Who uses it?

  • Any business that imports, exports, or manufactures goods can benefit from trade & export finance, 

  • Higher margin businesses are most suitable for trade finance due to the cost but this is not the only use case.

Costs & Benefits

  • If you have an order you're looking to fulfil but have a cash flow shortfall, trade finance could be the ideal solution

  • The price of trade finance varies but typically can be between 1.25 and 3% per month.