Instruments we are working with
A Standby Letter of Credit is a guarantee that is made by a Bank on behalf of a Client, which ensures payment will be made even if their Client cannot fulfil the payment. It is a payment of last resort from the Bank, and ideally, is never meant to be used.
A letter of credit is basically a guarantee from a bank that a particular seller will receive a payment due from a particular buyer. The bank guarantees that the seller will receive a specified amount of money within a specified time. In return for guaranteeing the payment, the bank will require that strict terms are met. It will want to receive certain documents – for example shipping confirmation – as proof.
A Revolving Letter of Credit is a single Letter of Credit that covers multiple transactions over a long period of time. It is very specific in a way that it is used for regular shipments of the same commodity between the same Buyer (Importer) and the Seller (Exporter). This Letter of Credit is issued only once for a certain number of transactions. It avoids the need for repetitive arrangements to open a new Letter of Credit for every transaction.
The Documentary Letter of Credit at Sight is a banking instrument and payment mechanism
which ensures the delivery and payment terms of both the Exporter and the Importer are met through their respective financial institutions. It is a form of economic guarantee that is widely used between cross border transactions between two parties who are working together for the first time. The “Document” referred here will include all the necessary details such as obligations which the importer has to fulfil. Usually this document is sent by the Importer`s Bank to the Exporter`s Bank through a secure Interbank transmission method, ie Swift. “At Sight” stipulates and demands that the Buyer`s Bank should disburse the necessary payments after the Seller has fulfilled all the criterions mentioned in the LC document.
A Fully Funded Documentary Letter of Credit is a written payment agreement a Seller
provides a Buyer as proof that funds have been deposited with a specific Bank. The Seller can present the document to the Bank for payment when all the terms of the agreement have been fulfilled. Such terms may include presenting certain documents such as a BOL stamped by Customs as proof of shipment for goods. The conditions under which funds may revert to the Buyer (e.g. the Seller`s failure to provide a BOL within a set time period) are outlined in the Letter of Credit. Often used for international transactions when contract perms would be difficult to enforce.
A Certificate of Deposit is an agreement to deposit money for a fixed period with a Bank that will pay you interest. You can choose to invest for three months, six months, one year or 5 years. You will receive a higher interest rate for the longer time commitment. You promise to leave all the money, plus the interest, with the Bank for the entire term. In effect, you are lending the Bank your money in return for interest. The CD is a Promissory Note that the Bank issues you and you can`t withdraw the funds for the agreed-upon time. This can be used to back up a transaction but must be delivered by MT760. With all these Bank Instruments we can monetize and trade and return part of the interest received to reduce your cost increasing your overall profit margin.
After doing initial research and pinpointing mitigating risks, we can help you in assessing your options and come up with relevant information in order for you to make an informed decision, giving you the best trade advantages.
Our expert team of Consultants will help you diversify and build your business, allowing you to get to profitable International emerging market places, giving you tailor-made support and guidance, eliminating confusion and helping you to make clear and understandable choices.