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

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

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