Import Collections

If you're looking for a secure and cost-effective way to trade with confidence, Import Collections let you pay your supplier after your goods have been shipped.

At a glance

  • Helps build trust between you and your supplier

  • Offers more control than dealing direct

  • Quick and easy to set up

  • Ideal for transactions that take place at short notice

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Existing customers

Key benefits

Greater security when receiving goods

Only pay for goods when you're happy with the shipping documents

How Import Collections work

After the goods are shipped, your supplier presents shipping documents such as invoices, insurance certificate and bills of lading to their bank, along with their payment instructions.

The supplier’s bank then forwards them to your bank for payment.

Your bank acts on behalf of the supplier's bank to collect payment from you - or a promise that you will pay at a later date if that's what you've agreed with your supplier.

A promise to pay usually involves you accepting a Bill of Exchange.

Please note, you'll need a specific bank facility with HSBC before you can request early delivery of goods under an import collection.

To find out more, contact one of our trade finance specialists.

Important information

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Call us on

0800 783 1300

Textphone: 0345 712 5563

Lines are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays

Existing customers

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