Flexible funding options tailored to business needs of domestic and international traders
Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, business use only. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it.
We have four types of trade financing options
Thanks to our expertise in global trade finance, we could help you by improving your companies cashflow, and gaining control over your imports and exports. Our trade finance products aim to ensure any risks are mitigated and provide you and your trading partners with reassurance.
Bonds & guarantees and standby letters of credit
Provide companies with additional protection in respect of their business or customers, performance or financial obligations. We can issue guarantees on your behalf or receive and validate guarantees issued by other banks in your favour.
Letters of Credit
Letters of Credit provide a secure method of settlement and reduce the risk of non- payment for delivered goods. Once Issued they are legally binding, irrevocable and cannot be cancelled unless all parties agree.
Cover your business against performance risk. Negotiate new payment terms with suppliers, offering better security for both sides.
This short term working capital funding can help source, produce, package and ship your goods – whether trading in the UK or internationally.
Discover our international foreign currency accounts
Trading overseas? A foreign currency account could mean you don’t need to convert currency into sterling - and vice versa. We can tailor a range of accounts to meet your specific needs.
Business Currency Bank Account
Make and receive payments in foreign currency simply and safely
Business Currency Call Deposit Account
Manage surplus funds with our international currency instant access deposit account
Frequently asked questions
RBS is proud to work closely with UK Export Finance (UKEF)
We want to help more UK businesses to export and thrive by participating in UKEF’s recently launched General Export Facility scheme.
Speak to your Relationship Manager or contact us on 0345 303 0077.
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Exporting is GREAT
Your business could benefit from exporting and our international trade finance could support your venture. We’re proud to support the UK Government’s campaign to inspire and assist more businesses to sell their goods and services overseas.