A DC is an undertaking by a bank to pay a supplier for goods or services within a prescribed time limit as long as clearly defined terms and conditions have been met.
Import Documentary Credit
A payment method that reduces risk and strengthens your negotiating position.
Features and benefits
Ensures a supplier has met your terms and conditions before you pay them
Strengthens your negotiating position by offering a guaranteed payment
Can be used to improve cash flow
Protects you and your supplier's interests
Can be used to increase the credit period a supplier is willing to give
Documentary Credits (DCs) issued by HSBC will be widely accepted as payment assurance by suppliers and their banks
Can be used in place of deposits and advances financed by import loans, overdrafts or your own cash reserves
How it works
Reminder: "To borrow or not to borrow? Borrow only if you can repay!"
Global Trade and Receivables Finance transactions may be subject to credit approval. Other restrictions, including specific country regulations, may apply. Foreign currency exchange rates may apply to certain trade transactions.