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 info@hiltonbaird.co.uk 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

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

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