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Export finance

Speak to an export trade specialist: Review your export finance solutions, and discover specialist tailored products and services for your business in minutes

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Helping you export with ease

Selling overseas represents an exciting proposition for many businesses. Of course there is a lot to consider, like researching your market, finding export/import partners and understanding foreign trade rules and legislation.

Exporting can bring a unique range of challenges, not least to your company’s cashflow. Gain control over exports, improve finances and mitigate the risks of international trade with our export finance solutions.


Find the right export finance for you

Call us to speak to an export trade specialist about how our finance options which can be tailored to your business.


Trade loans

Lack the raw materials or labour to fulfil a new contract? Our pre-export financing could help. Tailored to your transaction, the loan is repaid as soon as your customer pays you. This short term working capital funding can help source, produce, package and ship your goods – whether trading in the UK or internationally.

Trade discounting

Want to give your buyer extended credit when you ship your goods? Trade Discounting can provide up to 100% of monies due to you immediately. If you can’t afford a delay in payment, talk to us about post-export finance. Get the cash flow you need to continue running your business while your customer benefits from payment flexibility.

Supplier chain finance

Maintain stable cash flow through the supply chain. The buyer’s approval of supplier invoices lets us release working capital to the supplier earlier. Suppliers get earlier visibility of approved invoices - saving time and cost in chasing receivables. This lets large corporate buyers manage supplier terms whilst also providing the option for early settlement.

Trade Loans Enquire online

Simply tell us a little about your business and your needs, and we’ll be in touch by the end of the next working day to talk through possible solutions tailored specifically for you.

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

Enquire Online    

Contact number. 0345 303 0077

Text Relay 18001 0345 303 0077

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

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.

Manage and mitigate export risks

Reducing your export trade risks give your suppliers more confidence in your trade agreements. Browse some of our options below or call a trade specialist for a review of all your options.


Export documentary collections

A secure, simple and efficient method of collecting payment for the goods you export.

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Export letters of credit

Cover your trade risk, with a guarantee of payment before you commit to sending goods.

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Guarantees and bonds

Give your customers confidence that you’ll meet contractual export obligations, with bonds, guarantees and standby letters of credit.

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