Global Trade Solutions

HSBC is your trusted strategic partner for trade solutions – providing you with insight, helping you spot opportunities and risks, and making sense of an ever changing world.
Vivek Ramachandran

Vivek Ramachandran

Head of Global Trade Solutions | HSBC

For more than 155 years, HSBC has been financing trade in some of the most vibrant markets globally. Our rich trade history is now a modern-day strength as we support businesses to grow globally, make new connections, expand into new markets, and navigate an ever-changing landscape.

HSBC has been named the Leading Bank for Trade Finance in the UK and Best Service for the 8th consecutive year in the 2024 Euromoney Survey¹
The World’s Best Transaction Bank by The Banker²

One of the world's largest trade solutions banks

providing you access to 90% of global trade flows³

5,000+ working capital specialists

spanning more than 50+ markets⁴

We facilitated $850bn of international trade flows

in 2023⁵

We understand that running a growing business is challenging…

Being able to connect and trade with confidence is crucial when it comes to expanding internationally. We need a bank that has presence and knowledge of the markets that we’re dealing in.

CEO of a fast growth mid-market firm specialising in tech manufacturing based in Shenzhen

Our business is increasingly complex, and we need more sophisticated financing solutions. As the treasurer, it’s hard for me to focus on financials while staying ahead of risks. I need a partner to smooth the path for both growth and risk.

Group Treasurer of a UK-listed mid-tier international accounting firm

Key Information

We’ve been partnering with companies like yours to support their trade ambitions for more than 155 years. We can be your...

Global Connectors

As a global connector, HSBC’s footprint gives you access to 90% of world trade flows³. This expansive network provides you with a powerful mixture of local, regional, and global knowledge to help you spot new growth opportunities in your sector and help you to tackle challenges that come with running a business.

Innovative Problem Solvers

We strive to develop and deliver innovative solutions. Today, we’re seeking new ways to help companies like yours expand offshore, building new tech partners to reduce paper from trade, or creating new platforms to facilitate e-commerce.

Strategic Partners

We are believers in forging long-term strategic partnerships with our clients including buyers and sellers across the supply chain ecosystem around the world.

Our solutions and product suite

We are here to help you trade with greater confidence and achieve your business ambitions.

HSBC TradePay

If you’re paying your suppliers by open account, HSBC TradePay lets you quickly and easily drawdown your loan and pay your suppliers, through a single seamless process.

Imports and Exports

We understand the needs of importers and exporters. That’s why all our import and export services are designed to help you trade with assurance.

Receivables Finance and Asset Based Lending

Strong businesses need a healthy cash flow. Our Receivables Finance and Asset Based Lending solutions help you free up working capital to keep your business running smoothly.

International Business Guarantees

When you’re trading internationally with or without established relationships, our guarantees reduce trade risks by giving you and your supplier greater security.

Client stories

How we've taken our clients to the global stage

DHL & HSBC: a truly global partnership

“We’re in a huge number of geographies and we need any number of cash management services, treasury bank guarantees and a lot more. And HSBC are there when we need them to provide those services to us.” John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express

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Isle of Harris Distillers & HSBC: How we’re taking Harris to the world while giving the community a boost

“We wanted to do something to re-energise the economy of Harris and in doing so create a business that provided long-term employment. HSBC demonstrated an understanding of the challenges a young business had, particularly one that was quite distinctive by its location, and that relationship has evolved and developed ever since.” Ron MacEachran, Executive Chairman and CFO

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For new enquiries

For existing clients

  1. Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2024
  2. The Banker Transaction Banking Awards 2023.
  3. GTS network analysis, ITC calculations based on UN COMTRADE and ITC statistics, 2022
  4. HSBC Internal MI, 2023
  5. HSBC annual results, 2023

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