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

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

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