Trade Finance

Trade finance

As a bank that supports small and medium-sized business, we know how important it is to develop professional and reliable relationships with your business partners, regardless of whether they operate in or outside of the country.

For this reason, we offer a variety of financial services that make doing business with partners more secure.

Bank guarantee

What is a bank guarantee?

A bank guarantee is a financial instrument that ensures the timely payment of goods and services, as well as the fulfilment of the contractual obligations of partners.

This financial instrument guarantees the fulfilment of contractual clauses, defending the interests of both the seller and buyer (contractor and principal). The issuing bank guarantees that in case of non-fulfilment of contractual obligations on the part of a client, it will pay the beneficiary the amount defined in the guarantee.

Example:

You deal in furniture and regularly receive goods from a specific supplier; you propose deferred payment conditions, for example, 60 days after invoice date. Your supplier agrees to make regular deliveries at deferred payment conditions, as the guarantee ensures that your bank will pay if you are not able to meet your payment obligations. By issuing a bank guarantee, we undertake an irrevocable commitment to pay if you do not fulfil your contractual obligations to the supplier.

In this way, you receive goods at deferred payment conditions and your partner is certain that they will receive payment for the goods they deliver.

Types of guarantees:

  • Payment guarantee
  • Performance guarantee
  • Guarantee for payment of customs duties
  • Advance payment guarantee
  • Other types, depending on the specific needs of the client and the business

 

Fees see Price List of ProCredit Bank
Currency local and international
In favour of beneficiaries in the country or abroad
Security Fitch rating BBB-

Letter of credit

What is a letter of credit?

A letter of credit is a financial instrument for payment purposes that mitigates the risk of the parties to a business dial. 

In business, buyers often pay in advance, bearing the risk of not receiving the shipment in due time or the quality of goods not being as agreed upon. In other cases, the seller first delivers the goods and then waits for the payment, bearing the risk of the payment being delayed or suffering other problems related to the transactions.

A letter of credit is an undertaking of a bank to pay a seller if the seller fulfils the conditions stipulated in the letter of credit. In order to make the payment, the bank requests specific documents to be presented by the beneficiary (seller) as proof that the goods have been supplied as per the terms and conditions agreed upon and defined in the letter of credit. 

Example

Your business conducts import activities. A letter of credit issued by ProCredit Bank you avoid the risks related to non-fulfilment of shipment obligations on behalf of the seller by defining conditions which must be met by the seller. hese conditions define what must be fulfilled so that your counter-party get the right to receive payment for the goods provided.

If your business conducts export activities, you can use a letter of credit to avoid not being paid for the goods you have delivered. If you have a letter of credit in your favour, it is not necessary to take into consideration the financial situation of your business partner (buyer) when concluding a contract, as the issuing bank will secure the payment if you comply with all the conditions of the letter of credit.

Types of letters of credit:

  • Sight letter of credit
  • Deferred payment
  • Non-transferrable letter of credit
  • Transferrable letter of credit
  • Standby letter of credit
  • Import/export letter of credit
  • Confirmed/ Unconfirmed letter of credit
Fees see Price List of ProCredit Bank
Currency local and international
In favour of beneficiaries in the country or abroad
Security Fitch rating BBB-

 

Documentary collection

What is documentary collection?

А Documentary collection is a payment instrument that is widely used in international trade. It reduces the risks borne by both importer (buyer) and exporter (seller).

Usually the buyer is concerned that if they pay in advance, the shipment may not be delivered. Whereas the seller is concerned about problems with the payment in case of shipment of goods in advance. Documentary collections are used to avoid such issues.

Example

In this type of payment, the exporter submits the shipping documents of the goods to be delivered to his or her servicing bank. The exporter instructs the bank to send the documents to the importer’s bank stating the conditions under which the buyer’s bank can deliver the documents to its client. Usually the instructions are for the bank to only deliver the documents after the buyer has made the payment to the exporter. In this way, the exporter is certain that the buyer cannot receive the shipment before making payment furthermore, the buyer is certain that they have paid for a shipment, which is already on the way to its destination.

Documentary collections also offer the option of deferred payment.

Types

  • Import documentary collection
  • Export documentary collection
Fees see Price List of ProCredit Bank
Currency international
In favour of beneficiaries in abroad
Security Fitch rating BBB-