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

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

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