Import finance | Royal Bank of Scotland
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Manage and mitigate import risks
Reduce your import trade risks. Give your supplier assurance that you’ll do what you say. Our range of trade services can provide vital trading confidence.
Cover your business against performance risk. Negotiate new payment terms with suppliers, offering better security for both sides. This alternative to paying in advance means you only pay after you’ve received the goods or service.
Import letters of credit
Reduce trade risk. Import Letters of Credit are our commitment to pay your supplier on your behalf with a pre-agreed credit facility. We'll pay only when your supplier ships on time - and complies with all agreed terms.
Guarantees and bonds
Give your trading partners confidence. Bonds and guarantees give your international suppliers more reassurance, as long as they meet the terms of the sales contract.
Explore international trade support and opportunities
Buying and selling your products and services with companies in other countries can seem a daunting process. Working with the right partners can help you find confidence when you branch out to overseas markets. Visit these UK-based organisations for the right help exploring trade opportunities in new export markets.
UK Trade & Investment UKTI
A range of export services, including promoting UK goods and services overseas and helping your business grow internationally.
Dedicated to supporting UK business through its network of Accredited Chambers and providing support to businesses trading overseas.
We’re proud to support the UK Government’s campaign to inspire and assist more businesses to sell their goods and services overseas.
Supporting UK businesses with their exporting ventures, insurance for exporters and sharing finance risk with banks.
Offers a number of initiatives for UK businesses to obtain funding for exporting activity. Helpful to business experiencing difficulties securing funds.