PROJECT AND TRADE FINANCE
With today's rapidly growing markets in the import and export industry, project and trade finance is playing a huge role in how countries are doing business with each other. The role of financial institutions is to provide security when business is being done across country borders. Whether you need a Tender Guarantee to bid on a construction project or a Confirmed Letter of Credit to buy goods from China and import them into Nigeria, we can help you with the issuance of all these different types of Letters of Credit and Bank Guarantees.
Through honest and reliable business practices to build its good reputation, we have obtained worldwide acceptability with our documentary credits sent out through both SWIFT and Telex. With an international network of more than 10, 000 banking organizations, securities institutions and corporate customers in 212 countries, SWIFT can help businesses create new opportunities and revenue streams all around the world.
Documentary Credits Guarantees SWIFT Message Types
Commercial Commercial MT700
Confirmed Credit Enhancement MT760
Revolving Standby Letters of Credit (UCP) MT799
Back to Back Bank Guarantees (URDG) MT4xx Series
Transferable MT7xx Series
Letters of Credit:
A Letter of Credit is a payment term mostly used for long-distance and international commercial transactions.
We particularly recommend Letters of Credit (LC) in untested business relationships where you want to avoid advance payment, where you want to get credit from the supplier or when you order custom-made equipment.
Benefits of using a Letter of Credit:
• Secure and quick payment
• Starting signal for manufacturing
• Cannot be revoked without the consent of all parties
• Financing outside own balance sheet
• Governed by international rules (International Chamber of Commerce)
• Expands your export markets with safer payment terms
Export Letters of Credit:
An Export Letter of Credit is a commercial letter of credit where the importer’s bank irrevocably commits to payment provided that the exporter complies with the terms and specifications of the letter of credit.
The purpose of an export letter of credit is two-fold: first, the export letter of credit virtually eliminates any credit risk assumed by non-payment for the goods sold; and second, it ensures a line of credit to finance business with borrowed money.
Benefits of using an Export Letter of Credit:
• Improvement in cash flow management
• Extended payment terms
• Hedges currency exposures
• Prevents insurance costs
• Reduces your payment risks
• Improves your operational efficiency
• Gives you greater control over your trade activities
Letters of Guarantee (SBLC/BG):
A guarantee is a written undertaking by the financial institution that in the event the customer does not meet a certain obligation the financial institution will pay the amount of money to the party in question in the name of the customer. There are two forms used worldwide, namely SBLC (Standby Letter of Guarantee) and BG (Bank Guarantee).
Guarantees can be conditional or unconditional. If the guarantee is conditional this means that the party who wants to claim a guarantee must fulfill a few conditions before the guarantor is prepared to pay the corresponding sum to the party entitled to the claim. If the guarantee is a simple receivables guarantee this means that the party entitled to the claim in the document can demand the claim listed in the guarantee by means of a simple request.
Benefits of using a Letter of Guarantee:
• A letter of guarantee is a reliable security instrument in both international and domestic trade
• Cost savings
• Positive impact on your company’s cash flow
• It provides security for various types of risk: limitation of risk related to your business partner’s potential insolvency or unwillingness to pay; limitation of risk related to breach of contractual obligations
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