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

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