Import Finance

What is Import Finance?

Import finance allows businesses to purchase goods and raw materials from overseas suppliers without tying up their cash flow for long periods.

The delays and complications associated with trading overseas can be a great burden for any company. However, import finance allows businesses to close the funding gap between receiving an order placed on credit terms and the payment demanded by the overseas supplier.

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What is the criteria for import finance?

  1. A confirmed purchase order from a sufficiently credit-rated customer
  2. A track record of trading goods
  3. A minimum of typically 20% gross profit margin
  4. Goods being purchased should be ‘finished’ or raw goods in a sellable state (timber, steel, etc.)

Is import finance right for my business?

Because of the variety of international trade finance services available to help importers maintain a healthy cash flow when importing goods, it is important that you select the right facility from the right lender to ensure your business’s funding needs are met.

With extensive experience in import finance solutions, Hilton-Baird Financial Solutions can identify which funding solution best fits your business’s needs.

Contact our team on 0800 9774833 or email to find out more about your import finance options.

We were really impressed with the speed at which we could get a facility in place. Hilton-Baird recognised and related to our situation and worked with speed and efficiency to get us up and running.

Steve Marney, Managing Director, South East Construction & Recruitment

Funders we work with

  • Pulse Cashflow Finance
  • Leumi ABL
  • Skipton Business Finance
  • IGF Invoice Finance
  • ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
  • Trade Finance Partners
  • Factor 21
  • Bibby Financial Services
  • Secure Trust Bank
  • Davenham Trade Finance
  • Santander Corporate & Commercial
  • Everline
  • Calverton Finance
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • GapCap Cashflow Finance
  • iwoca
  • 1pm
  • Woodsford Tradebridge
  • Close Brothers Invoice Finance
  • Partnership Invoice Finance
  • Barclays
  • Nucleus Commercial Finance
  • Positive Cashflow Finance
  • First Capital Factors
  • Shawbrook Business Credit
  • Ashley Commercial Finance
  • Catalyst Finance
  • Assetz Capital
  • Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance
  • Aldermore Invoice Finance
  • GE Capital
  • Davenham Asset Finance
  • Innovation Finance
  • Creative Capital
  • Team Factors
  • Platform Black
  • Ultimate Finance Group
  • Asset Advantage
  • Metro Bank SME Finance
  • Roma Finance
  • Market Invoice
  • Regency Factors
  • Outsauce
  • PNC Business Credit
  • Invoice Cycle
  • Working Capital Partners

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