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

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

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