Birmingham Trade Finance

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Birmingham Trade Finance

Birmingham has a huge export industry and we have a network of specialist lenders and trade financiers based mostly in central Birmingham.

How can Trade Finance Global help?

We can support Birmingham based companies which need export finance services to buy goods from their retailers around the globe.

At Trade Finance Global, our Birmingham community offer specialist and structured finance solutions especially Structured Finance and SME Finance. Our normal trade finance facility starts at £100k and there is no upper limit on the trade size.

If your organisation is looking for to purchase or trade over £50k of goods, is creditworthy and has end buyers, contact our team to see how we can help you.

What is Trade Finance?

Stock finance is a facility which specialist lenders offer – it enables SMEs to buy inventory and ease working capital. Often, a trade financier will fund all of the cost of the goods, including charges (e.g. taxes).

Trade finance offers upsides over more traditional working capital finance such as commercial mortgages, and invoice discounting. Trade finance provides up-front funding quickly without affecting existing bank relationships, without affecting the balance sheet.

If you’re a Birmingham based business who needs to pay an exporter upfront, a trade finance expert provides a Letter of Credit which ensures settlement upon transportation of the merchandise to the exporter through a financial institution in his or her home country. Trade finance enables small firms immediate access to export finance with minimal financial risk, as the security is guaranteed through the trade finance supplier which secures finance against the goods themselves.

Read our trade finance guide here

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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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