UK Specialists

Trade Finance

UK Specialists

Our United Kingdom specialists offer professional and structured finance solutions which include export finance and import finance. Our normal trade finance facility starts at £50K and there is no higher limit on the size of the trade. 

Invoice Financing

What is invoice financing?

Invoice Financing allows firms to not have to wait up to 90 days for an invoice to receive payment. Around 70% of SMEs face late payment cash flow issues during their growth.

Simply put, invoice finance helps SMEs to sell up to 95% of invoices issued within 24 hours.

Invoice finance offers advantages over more traditional working capital finance such as commercial mortgages, and trade finance.

If you’re a London based organisation who has to release cash from an invoice, one of our London based invoice finance professionals could be of assistance.

Invoice finance enables firms immediate access to finance with minimum financial risk, because the security is guaranteed through the invoices from the supplier.

Invoice Finance Solutions – How can we help?

We can support companies which need trade finance services to release working capital from invoices from their merchants all around the world.

At Trade Finance Global, our network offers specialist and invoice finance and factoring solutions especially SME Finance and Shariah Finance. Our normal finance facility starts at £100k and there is no limit on the invoice size.

A Short Guide to Invoice Finance

Trade Finance

How does trade finance work?

Trade finance, a versatile tool, facilitates global or domestic trade, involving purchase orders and invoices for goods acquisition. Companies often leverage complex options like uncommitted trade finance facilities, letters of credit, or standby letters of credit.

Trade finance can mean many different things including:

  • Receivables finance
  • Letters of Credit
  • Standby Letters of Credit
  • Cash flow lending
  • Revolving credit facilities
  • Uncommitted trade finance lines
  • Tripartite trade finance agreements
  • Borrowing base facilities
  • Reverse factoring
  • Stock finance

All facilities are intended to increase trade where there is a buyer and seller confirmed. However, in some industries this is not always absolute and so variations of this model will be true. This may be seen in stock finance or a revolving credit facility where there are not 100% purchase orders, due to a specific industry or trade.

Our network provides specialised solutions like Structured Finance and Purchase Order Finance, with facilities starting at £100k and no upper limit. If your organisation seeks to buy or trade over £50k, is creditworthy, and has end buyers, contact us for assistance.

Types of trade finance houses in the UK

We see many different types of lending companies in London including:

  • Sharia-compliant finance houses
  • Private trade finance companies
  • Invoice finance products
  • Banks
  • Private equity funds

Where we operate

Speak to our trade finance team

About the Author

Deepesh Patel is Editorial Director at Trade Finance Global (TFG). In this role, Deepesh leads efforts in developing TFG’s brand, relationships and strategic direction in key markets, including the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Deepesh regularly chairs and speaks at international industry events with the WTO, BCR, Excred, TXF, The Economist and Reuters, as well as industry associations including ICC, FCI, ITFA, ICISA and BAFT.

Deepesh is the host of the ‘Trade Finance Talks’ podcast and ‘Trade Finance Talks TV’. He is co-author of ‘Blockchain for Trade: A Reality Check’ with the ICC and the WTO, alongside other industry research.

In addition to his work at TFG, Deepesh is a Strategic Advisor for WOA, and works closely with ITFA. He also sits on the Fintech Working Group of the Standardised Trust.

Prior to TFG, Deepesh worked at Travelex where he was responsible for the cards business and the Travelex Money app in Europe, NAM, UK and Brazil. Deepesh is Chair of Governors and co-opted LA Governor of the Wyvern Federation, which has responsibility for 5 primary schools in South London.

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