Import and export

Leverage HSBC’s international network to do business around the world with confidence. From guarantees, to open account trade finance, and more – our safe, secure and flexible trade finance options are designed to benefit both importers and exporters. Importers get the working capital they need to keep sales and supply chains moving, while exporters have more predictable cash flows with payment assurances and faster access to funds. Our customisable trade related insurance products also provide protection against financial and physical losses and help mitigate the risk of doing business internationally.

Liquidity, liability and investments

Increase the efficiency of your operations by managing cash on a portfolio basis across more than 50 markets around the world. With HSBC’s global liquidity solutions you will have access to a range of self-funding, deposit and investment techniques. HSBC’s liquidity solutions will be tailored and restricted to be fully compliant with local market regulations that may limit or restrict the availability of some of the services described below. HSBC’s approach combines a high level of consistent service and information, which enables us to configure our services to integrate easily with your organisation’s existing ERP and treasury management systems, as well as your key processes such as payable and receivables.

Open Account

Leverage the strength of HSBC’s trade network for safe, secure financing options when trading on open account terms. Buyers eliminate the need to issue a Documentary Credit (Letter of Credit) or Documentary Collection, with Import Finance being provided upon presentation of supplier invoices and evidence of shipping. Suppliers can access Export Finance simply by submitting an invoice and providing a copy of shipping documents to initiate payment. HSBC also offers comprehensive Receivables Finance options for additional working capital, credit protection and collections services.


Conduct business with confidence, even where you lack established relationships, through the use of guarantees and standby letters of credit. An HSBC guarantee could enable you to negotiate favourable terms with buyers and suppliers by protecting them for non-performance under a contract while addressing your financing needs. HSBC offers tailored solutions including performance, advance payment, tender, warranty, financial guarantees and standby letters of credit as well as others upon request.