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Bonds and guarantees

Guaranteed payment for you
and your customers

Give your international suppliers valuable reassurance - and ensure they deliver as agreed. A bond or guarantee issued on your behalf lets your suppliers know that you can meet your contractual commitments - as long as they meet theirs.

As an exporter a bond or guarantee can help you trade with added confidence. Mitigate the risk of failed payments with financial compensation from us, subject to terms and conditions.

Standby letters of credit

Trade confidently with your suppliers or buyers. Standby letters of credit support your normal open account trading. In some parts of the world, like the USA, they're traditionally required in place of bonds or guarantees. These instruments can be arranged in favour of overseas suppliers and other counterparties or in favour of your customers in order to cover your contractual obligations.

Ways our solutions could benefit you

  • Accepted worldwide- Issued by us through our global network of international partner banks
  • Individually tailored- Specific solutions that match your import trading needs
  • Build confidence- Highlight your financial strength by demonstrating you can meet your contractual obligations
  • Global reassurance- Bonds, guarantees and standby letters of credit prove your ability to pay, addressing a key issue for suppliers

Apply now

Bonds and guarantees

To apply, download the form and return it to your relationship manager. Application subject to customer credit line facilities.

Standby letters of credit

To apply, download the form and return it to your relationship manager. Application subject to customer credit line facilities.