Bristol Trade Finance

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Bristol Trade Finance

Bristol has a major export industry and we have a group of specialist lenders and trade financiers centred in central Bristol.

How can Trade Finance Global help?

We can help Bristol based companies which need trade finance solutions to buy goods from their distributors all around the world.

At Trade Finance Global, our Bristol community 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.

If your business is looking for to purchase or export over £50k of goods, is creditworthy and has end customers, get hold of our team to see how we can assist you.

What is Trade Finance?

Export finance is a facility which expert lenders offer – it enables organisations to buy products and ease working capital. Generally, a trade financier will fund up to 100% of the cost of the products, including charges (e.g. fees).

Trade finance offers advantages over more traditional working capital finance such as short-term loans, and invoice finance. Trade finance provides up-front funding quickly without affecting existing bank relationships, without affecting the balance sheet.

If you’re a Bristol-based firm who has to pay an exporter in advance, a trade finance specialist provides a Letter of Credit which ensures payment upon delivery of the merchandise to the exporter through a bank in his or her home country. Trade finance enables small business owners immediate access to export finance with very little risk because the security is guaranteed through the trade finance supplier which secures the finance against the goods themselves.

Find out more about trade finance here

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Case study

Kirsty Watts, Food Company

Cash flow and working capital were a big strain on our business and stopped us growing as quickly as we could. With the help of Trade Finance Global, the facility enabled us to trade internationally and keep expanding.

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About the Author

Mark heads up the trade finance offering at TFG where his team focuses on bringing in alternative structured finance to international trading companies. Prior to joining TFG (, Mark qualified as a lawyer with a top ranked global trade and structured commodity finance team.

Mark has previously advised commodity trading firms, banks and alternative capital providers on international structured trade financings, pre-export, prepayment and limited recourse structures – notably in the oil, soft commodities and metals sectors. This has included mining finance projects, structured letter of credit facilities, receivables discounting and forfaiting agreements.

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