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International BusinessImporting and exporting

HSBC can support businesses that are importing and exporting through our extensive product range and network of International Business Specialists.

Your business needs:

How we can help you:

Manage international trade transactions online

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HSBCnet

  • Flexible online banking for larger businesses
  • Make international or SEPA payments; keep track of them and alert suppliers online
  • Get a global view of all your international accounts from one log-in.

Protection from foreign exchange rate fluctuations

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Foreign Exchange Risk Management

  • Reduces exposure to exchange rate volatility for importers and exporters
  • Helps protect the value of overseas assets, joint ventures and partnerships
  • Helps you compete more effectively in overseas markets.

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Get comprehensive foreign exchange services in every tradeable currency

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Foreign Exchange

  • HSBC is a world leader in foreign exchange buying and selling all tradeable currencies
  • Get up-to-date market intelligence and timely execution of deals
  • From simple exchange transactions to sophisticated trades.

Free up cashflow from your export invoices

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Export Invoice Finance

  • Get access to money you have tied up in your sales ledger
  • Minimise risk to your business by collecting payments promptly and efficiently
  • Protect yourself from bad debt and late payment.

Improve cash flow with a loan tied in to your imports

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Import Loans

  • Bridge the cash flow gap between paying suppliers and receiving payment from your buyers
  • Pay suppliers promptly and negotiate better terms for your business
  • Can be arranged in all major currencies.
  • Call us on:
    0800 78 31 3001

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Improve cash flow with a loan tied in to your exports

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Export Loans

  • Bridge the cash flow gap between paying suppliers and receiving payment from your importer / buyer
  • Pay suppliers promptly and negotiate better terms for your business
  • Can be arranged in all major currencies.
  • Call us on:
    0800 78 31 3001

Email: uktradeservices@hsbc.com

Make it easier to start trading internationally

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HSBC EasyTrade – importing and exporting made easier

  • Services and support for businesses that are new to importing and exporting
  • Trade more securely and quickly
  • Trade document preparation service
  • Access to international expertise.

Payment protection when developing new export relationships

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Export Bills

  • A simple and cost effective way to reduce payment risk for exports
  • More secure than dealing directly with importer
  • Document and payment collections handled for you
  • Reduce disputes as responsibilities clearly defined and governed.

Minimise the risk of non-payment when exporting

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Export Documentary Credit

  • Export goods knowing payment risk has been transferred to a bank
  • You must present documents as agreed
  • Use credit to raise finance.

Reliable and cost effective payment to your suppliers

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Import Bills

  • A more secure and cost effective way to receive goods before making payment
  • Have more confidence that goods are as specified
  • More secure than dealing directly with exporter.

Reduce the risk when importing goods

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Import Documentary Credit

  • Be much more confident imports will be as specified
  • Show exporter your ability to pay for goods
  • Build in terms to suit your needs.

Provide security for import / export financial or non financial obligations

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Guarantees

  • An alternative form of security to a cash deposit
  • Choose from a wide range of different Guarantees for covering many types of risks
  • Benefit from HSBC's global expertise in Trade and Supply Chain.

Security to support international working capital requirements

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  • A source of borrowing to help you increase your working capital, for international trade facilities
  • Government guarantee which secures Trade finance, covering 60% of each qualifying facility
  • Protect yourself from bad debt and late payment.

Security to support international bonding requirements

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Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) Bond support scheme

  • Designed to support you if you require new contract bonds in respect of UK exports of goods and/or services and are facing constraints on credit facilities due to lack of available security.
  • A Government guarantee which secures incremental bonding facilities, covering between 50% and 80% of each qualifying facility.

Security to support international contracting requirements

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Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD)
Export Working Capital scheme

  • Designed to support increased/new financing requirements of a UK exporter under a specifically approved contract, as opposed to an ongoing working capital facility
  • Government guarantee a maximum of 50% of the approved facility.

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