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

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

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