What is Trade Finance?
Trading internationally can be risky business, with further distance for goods to travel, longer credit terms to contend with and negotiations with customers and suppliers in often unfamiliar markets.
Trade finance companies can provide both exporters and importers with financial support and guidance to help make the process as straightforward as possible, keeping cash flowing and providing security to safeguard your business.
If you’re based in Uganda and you trade with other businesses both internationally and domestically, trade finance could help you buy stock or ship products more quickly and with less risk.
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Trade Finance Products
Whether you’re importing raw materials or exporting finished goods, there are a number of different trade finance products to cater for a wide range of requirements.
From releasing cash against invoices to cover the cash flow gap to obtaining a bank guarantee that gives both parties peace of mind, it can be extremely useful for businesses who trade internationally to assess the different options available.
Read more about the different trade finance products below, or make an online enquiry and we’ll be able to guide you towards the right trade finance company to fund your business:
Import finance allows businesses who receive orders domestically to purchase goods and raw materials from overseas suppliers without tying up their cash flow for long periods.
The delays and complications associated with trading overseas alone can be a great burden for any company, never mind the cash flow implications of selling goods on credit terms and having to pay overseas suppliers long before payment is received.
However, import finance allows businesses to close this funding gap, keeping cash flowing so they can fulfil new orders and meet other financial commitments in confidence.
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What is Export Finance?
With longer credit terms and further distance for goods to travel, exporting goods from the UK can place a strain on cash flow as the working capital that’s required to fund new orders and grow the business is tied up for longer.
Export finance overcomes these demands, allowing your business to sell to overseas customers whilst maintaining your cash flow and benefiting from the finance provider’s sales ledger management expertise.
Export finance solutions such as pre-shipment finance and post-shipment finance give businesses real choice when it comes to choosing the facility which works best for them, ultimately allowing your business to trade whilst safeguarding its cash flow.