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

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

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