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

The fastest and most convenient way to submit your trade transaction information to us is by using HSBCnet. See below for more information on how this could help you

To submit your trade request manually, 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.

HSBCnet for trade finance transactions

Internet Trade Services on HSBCnet is the best way to tell us about your trade transaction needs and apply for our trade finance and guarantees solutions. 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

Import application forms

Request for a Buyer Loan – please note we can only process applications for Buyer Loans if they’re submitted to us online using Internet Trade Services on HSBCnet (see above)

Export application forms

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.

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