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To submit your trade request quickly and easily, simply fill in a form online, print a copy, then sign and return it to us at the address where your Trade or Guarantees facility is located:

London (Guarantees) Manchester (Trade) Leicester (Trade)
Level 28, 8 Canada Square
London E14 5HQ
3rd Floor, 4 Hardman Square
Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3EB
2nd Floor, 51 De Montfort Street
Leicester LE1 7BB
Fax: 0207 260 4680 Fax: 0345 587 9641 Fax: 0345 587 0805

Please note:these smartforms are designed to be viewed in Adobe Reader software to enable full functionality. If viewed in other software they may not work as intended

Important: To help you complete your application, we’ve updated our smartforms to highlight fields that require essential information.

We’ve also included new functionality that will generate a barcode on your form when you validate it. This barcode captures the information you’ve entered and helps us to process your request quickly and efficiently when we receive it.

Please ensure you are always using the most up to date version of the appropriate application form by downloading it directly from this page.

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

Import application forms

Please note: With effect from 31 March 2021 we’ll only process applications for Buyer Loans if they’re submitted to us online using Internet Trade Services on HSBCnet. If you don’t use HSBCnet you’ll need to apply for an HSBCnet facility and request that Internet Trade Services be included in your profile. If you already use HSBCnet you’ll simply need to request the addition of the Internet Trade Services module to get you up and running.1

To progress either of the above options, please contact our Trade Client Services Team on 0800 783 1300 or you can email trade.direct@hsbc.com.2

1 If you already use HSBCnet, there’s no additional monthly fee for the use of the Internet Trade Services module. If you don’t currently use HSBCnet, other fees and charges may apply either now or in future, depending on your individual needs and how you plan to use the platform. We’ll confirm any charges when we set up the service for you.

2 We’re open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (subject to change). To help us improve our service, and in the interest of security, we may monitor and record your call

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Guarantees application forms


An HSBC trade account relationship, approved trade-finance facilities and trade-finance agreement may be required. For assistance, contact one of our trade finance specialists.

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

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