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 or terms. 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. With a significant presence in local markets around the world are able to help facilitate your imports.

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Our import solutions

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.

Exploring the business opportunity in free trade

Australian businesses, both large and small, are becoming more nimble and recalibrating the way they do business, especially those that want to compete amid a world of globalisation and increased productivity.

Optimise your working capital performance

Improving working capital requires more than just the right financial solutions. In a series of recent forums HSBC held with KPMG around Australia, experts pointed out that cultural change and operational efficiencies are also vital for an organisation to achieve its working capital objectives.

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