Import Loans

If you're importing goods, our tailored import finance could help you improve cash flow, negotiate better terms with suppliers and pay them more promptly.

At a glance

  • Bridges the gap between making payment to your suppliers and receiving payment from your buyers

  • Can be arranged in any major currency

  • For use with letters of credit, import collections and stand-alone open account transactions

  • Provides funding based on your trade cycle

Speak to a trade expert

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

Key benefits

Maximise your working capital

Pay your suppliers more promptly to negotiate better terms

How Import Loans work

HSBC provides you with short-term, trade-related working capital for your international purchases on a pre-shipment or post-shipment basis.

We pay your suppliers directly based on the invoice and transport documents.

Loans are provided on a stand-alone basis for open-account transactions, or coupled with Letters of Credit or Import Collections where you have a post-shipment funding gap.

Loan repayment terms are tailored to your trade cycle.

Before you can draw down funds on an Import Loan, you need to arrange a trade facility with us.

To find out how an Import Loan could help your business or to arrange a trade facility, contact one of our trade finance specialists.

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Speak to a trade expert

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

Help and support

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Whether trading at home or overseas, it is vital to find out as much as possible about potential trading partners.

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