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.

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Import documentary collections

Give suppliers payment assurances as you protect your interests by confirming that goods have shipped according to your specifications before making a payment.

Import documentary credits (letters of credit)

Let HSBC pay suppliers on your behalf, giving suppliers added peace of mind that they will receive payment after presenting the correct documents and you the comfort that documents evidencing the goods have been shipped will be presented before your supplier is paid.

Shipping guarantees

Speed up receipt of imported goods by providing freight carriers with a shipping guarantee backed by HSBC.

Import finance

Streamline access to working capital and protect against currency fluctuations by funding the difference between outgoing and incoming payments. Includes documentary credit reimbursement finance.

Managing trade risk

Globalisation has seen a huge increase in the number of small and medium sized businesses starting to trade internationally. While this is a worthwhile step in terms of profitability and diversification, it does involve taking on new risks. However, as Mark Hussain, Global Head of Commercial Insurance & Investments at HSBC explains, it is possible to mitigate these risks economically

Risk

Businesses of all sizes face a wide variety of risks every day. Some of these risks may be trivial, while others have the potential to close down the business. A key skill is therefore the ability to find a way of mitigating these critical risks. As Mark Hussain, Global Head of Commercial Insurance & Investments at HSBC explains, it may not be feasible to completely neutralise all these risks, but it is possible to devise a strategy that reduces them to a level acceptable to the individual business

Employee benefits and retention

The loss of key employees has an impact on any organisation, but the consequences can be particularly acute for small and mid-sized businesses. Apart from the costs of replacement, the disruption involved can also have a disproportionate operational impact. Fortunately, as Mark Hussain, Global Head of Commercial Insurance & Investments at HSBC explains, there are various incentives and benefits that can be used to maximise employee retention

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