Equity Bank Trade Finance places the whole globe in your hands by availing trade finance products and instruments that facilitate movement of goods and services from one point to another both locally and internationally.
Under this facility we have the following off-the-shelf products:
This includes all types of bank guarantees, both local and international. e.g. Bid Bonds/Tender Bonds, Performance Guarantees, Advance Payment Guarantees, Retention Bonds, Customs/Transit Bonds, Payment Guarantees and Immigration Bonds.
We offer financing to our clients who have orders to provide goods or services but are limited by their cashflow.
We discount invoices that have extended maturity dates to enable our clients to ease their cash flow constraints.
Letters of Credit
We offer Letters of Credit thus undertaking to pay exporters/sellers on behalf of our clients (importers/buyers) provided that the stipulated terms and conditions are complied with.
We provide bridging finance to exporters against an export LC or confirmed order to enable them to meet the initial costs of raw materials, production, transport and logistics.
We accommodate our clients’ post import financial needs by offsetting their import payment obligations that are still due, pending the receipt of proceeds from the sale of the imports.
Foreign Demand Drafts
This service facilitates payments for clients who require a guarantee for making payments abroad. It’s issued in USD, GBP and EUR, with preferential rates available for amounts above USD/GBP/EUR 1,000.
In this service the commodity of trade is held as collateral and is only released to off-takers after they deposit funds into an escrow/collecting account and the bank provides a green light.
*Our terms for all the products are very flexible and are at very competitive rates.