Grow

Guarantees

Conduct business with confidence, even where you lack established relationships, through the use of guarantees and standby letters of credit. An HSBC guarantee could enable you to negotiate favourable terms with buyers and suppliers by protecting them from non-performance under a contract while addressing your financing needs. HSBC offers tailored solutions including performance, advance payment, tender, warranty, financial guarantees and standby letters of credit as well as others upon request.

Exports

Gain more control over exports, improve cashflow and manage risks associated with international trade more effectively using HSBC’s export finance facilities. With a significant presence in local markets around the world, our trade specialists have the in-depth knowledge to help you assess emerging market risks and give you the confidence you need to expand your business internationally. This includes helping you understand the regulatory environment as well as unique cultural, social and economic conditions when exploring new markets.

Forfaiting

Protect and finance your post shipment trade with forfaiting services that finance while managing risk.

Imports

Access the working capital you need and improve cash flow by bridging the gap between settlement with suppliers and payment from buyers, putting you in the position to negotiate better prices. Our import finance solutions offer flexible financing options, fixed or variable repayments and a drawdown process on individual transactions to qualified importers. This is combined with our international trade expertise, which enables us to design a structure to suit your specific trading cycle.

Open account

Trade directly with organisations that have a good financial status and that also recognise your business’ good financial standing using HSBC’s open account solutions. You may even be able to take advantage of import and export finance without the need for an underlying documentary credit (letter of credit). If you’re selling on open account terms, our receivables finance products could deliver the financing, or collection services you need. Plus, our supply chain solutions are designed to help you optimise working capital, reduce costs and gain better visibility and control over receivables.

Receivables finance

Improve your cash flows and enhance forecasting. If qualified, access up to 90 per cent of invoice values as soon as they are issued. Receivables finance is available in most major currencies and as early as the next business day. You can release cash previously caught in the sales cycle to cover day-to-day expenses or pay suppliers faster thereby negotiating more favourable rates and terms. With the flexibility to access the entire amount available or draw down only what you need, receivables finance is also an effective strategy for self-funding growth.

Growth

Expand your business, locally and globally. Whether your growth strategy is to build on what you have or expand your business reach globally – or both – HSBC could have the right solution. Inject capital into your supply chain or establish working relationships with new partners in new markets quickly, easily and confidently using our cross-border funding and trade and receivables finance services.

Investments

Preserve capital and maintain liquidity. To support and grow your business, you need to make the most of excess balances. This involves not simply knowing where cash is, but also having the right tools to access and use funds in the most effective way possible. That’s why our savings, equity and investment solutions are designed to help you consolidate balances for faster, easier access to capital when it’s needed – helping you put idle funds to work growing liquidity and protecting your business.

Managing risk

Manage the risks of doing business. All businesses face some level of risk regardless of their type or size. That’s why HSBC offers an array of services designed to help you manage both your internal and external exposure. With access to our credit and lending services you’ll have solutions to help you manage fluctuations in cash flow or to finance capital investment. Our structured trade and import/export finance solutions are also available to help you mitigate counterparty risk – enabling you to expand into new markets with greater confidence.

Commodity and Structured Trade Finance

Leverage the strength of our specialised lending business for tailored trade finance solutions designed specifically for businesses that produce, trade and purchase commodities including energy, metals and agriculture. Our commodity and structured trade finance team understands that every player along the global supply chain – from production to transformation to marketing – has specific financing requirements. With product specialists located across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas, we are able to provide traditional and structured trade financing solutions in both emerging and developed markets. Our solutions are customized to meet your specific needs. In addition to traditional commodity working capital financing, our structured trade solutions can include: