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Trade and Receivables Finance

A leader in traditional trade

Streamline operations and grow your business by partnering with HSBC. Capture opportunities generated by South-South trade. You'll get an extensive range of trade and receivables finance services and the expertise of our trade specialists, underpinned by our global network across developed and emerging markets.


Take control of your operations with our advanced technological solutions. Wherever in the world you do business, you can rely on our global network and our comprehensive range of tools.


Simplify your trade processes and stay in control of your operations with a comprehensive and effective range of e-trade products and solutions. You’ll improve the efficiency of your trade operations and get peace of mind knowing your business is in safe hands.

Discover how our e-Solutions can benefit you.

Supply chain business

Take advantage of specialist trade expertise and global reach to keep your supply chain running smoothly and efficiently. We’ll help you develop and implement tailored solutions across your supplier/buyer network. If you are a large supplier, HSBC can prepare and dispatch export documents on your behalf using a mix of technology and expertise, thereby allowing you to benefit from significant cost savings and increased resource flexibility.

Learn more about the supply chain business.

Export services

Reduce the risks of delay or non-payment when you undertake international trade so you can focus on expanding your export business.

To benefit from HSBC's export services, simply request your buyers to advise documentary credits through us and benefit immediately from our international network. What’s more, if you are the beneficiary of a documentary credit issued by an HSBC Group office, you are entitled to the same level of service excellence as any of our regular customers.

Find out more about export services.

Import services

Whatever your sourcing requirements and wherever in the world you do business, HSBC is perfectly positioned to fulfil your trading needs.

Backed by our global network, our team of trade specialists can offer you a wide range of import services and ensure that your business is handled efficiently and without delay.

Structured trade finance

Meet your funding requirements with the tools and techniques of structured trade finance from HSBC.

Structured trade finance (STF) is a specialised activity dedicated to the financing of high-value supply chains, especially upstream financing of cross-border commodity flows and limited recourse trade finance. Every loan is bespoke, with each facility tailored to the specific needs of the client, transaction and jurisdiction. STF facility structures can provide short-term working capital or longer-term funding with loans of up to five years or more.

We can help you meet a diverse range of funding requirements, including the following:

Funding requirements
Upstream financing Downstream financing
Pre-export finance (including contract pre-payment) Warehouse finance (for inventories of exchange traded commodities)
Tolling and processing Receivables finance (for trade and other receivables)
Funding investment in capital equipment or production assets Borrowing base finance (funding a revolving asset base)
Development or refurbishment of production facilities (with or without project risk) Provision of payment guarantees for sellers of crude oil and refined products


Global head office

Anderson, Morna
Lambert, Jean-Francois


Rezende, Marcelo


Muir, Ian


Preston, Rob
Muel, Raphaële
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Key features

Expand business and market share with a leader in traditional trade. HSBC offers local service excellence with global reach, supplemented by advanced technology. Our extensive experience and long history of facilitating international trade means that we are well positioned to support the long-term growth of your business.

As one of the world's largest trade and receivables finance organisations, HSBC has an extensive network of 7,500 offices across 87 countries and territories, and teams of local trade experts available to assist you wherever in the world you do business. As an emerging markets-led and financing-focused business, our aim is to ensure that your transactions are managed effortlessly and effectively, providing your business with the best possible opportunities to grow.


HSBC provides high-quality international trade services. Our track record of industry recognition bears this out. See the list of awards.

HSBC recognition
Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Bank – Brunei, Hong Kong and Indonesia 2009-10
Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Bank – Macau and Thailand 2010
Best Trade Finance Provider in Hong Kong and UK 2008-10
Best Trade Finance Provider in Malta 2010
Best Trade Finance Provider in Saudi Arabia 2009-10
Best Trade Finance Services for Corporate/Institutional Banking – Asia 2010
Best Consumer Internet Bank in Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam 2009
Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Bank – Singapore and Sri Lanka 2009
Best Global Supply Chain Finance Provider 2008-09
Best Payables Supplier Financing Solution 2009
Best Supply Chain Finance Provider in the Middle East 2008-09
Best Trade Finance Services in Asia Pacific 2009
Best Internet Trade Finance Bank for Central and Eastern Europe 2008
Best Pre-Shipment Finance Solution 2008
Best Supply Chain Finance Provider 2008
Best Trade Finance Bank – UK 2008
Global Finance
Global Finance
Best Trade Finance Bank in Hong Kong and Vietnam 2008-09
Best Trade Finance Bank in Malaysia 2009
Best Trade Finance Deals – Highly Commended 2009
Best Transaction Bank in Hong Kong and Malaysia 2009
Best Trade Finance Bank in Asia and Taiwan 2008
Best Transaction Bank in Asia 2008
Most Innovative Deal of the Year 2008
Most Innovative Trade Solution 2008
The Asset
The Asset
Best Trade Finance Bank in Asia 2008-10
Best Trade Finance Bank in Hong Kong 2008-10
Best Trade Finance Bank in Japan 2009
Best Trade Finance Bank 2008-09
Cargonews Asia
Best Trade Finance Bank
Deal of the Year: Noble (Hong Kong), DEWA (Dubai-UAE), Planta Termica Garabita (Costa Rica), PEMEX (Mexico), VCP (Brazil), Northern Power (Pakistan), Petrovietnam (Vietnam), EGPC (Egypt), Cocobod (Ghana) 2010
Best International Trade Bank in Indonesia 2010
Best Factoring Institution 2009
Best International Trade Bank in China 2008-09
Best International Trade Bank in Indonesia 2009
Best Islamic Trade Finance Bank (EMEA) 2009
Best Online Trade Finance Bank 2008-09
Best Trade Bank in Singapore 2009
Best Trade Finance Bank in the Middle East and North Africa 2008-09
Deal of the Year 2008-09
Best Factoring House 2008
Best International Trade Bank in Malaysia and Pakistan 2008
Trade Finance
Best Regional Bank for Asia
Best Global Trade Finance Bank 2008-10
Best Trade Finance Bank in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 2008-10
Deal of the Year – Golden Rock/Huscoke deal in 2008 – 2008-09
Leading Trade Service Bank in MENA 2008-09
Best Islamic Trade Finance Bank 2008
Leading Trade Service Bank in Asia-Pacific 2008
Global Trade Review
Best Bank Asia 2007: Supply Chain Finance
Treasury Management International
Best Trade Finance Bank

Best Trade Finance Bank in the Middle East 2008-09
Middle East Logistics Awards

Best Regional Bank for Asia
Best Trade Bank in Asia (including Australia) 2010
Best Bank in Islamic Trade Finance 2009
Deal of the Year 2009
Best Trade Bank in Asia 2008
Trade & Forfaiting Review
Best Trade Finance Bank

The Best Trade Bank in China 2009-10
Foreign Banks Survey

Best Transaction Banking House 2009
Euromoney Awards for Excellence

Most Active Confirming Bank in MENA 2010
Global Trade Finance Program

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What customers say

Achieve business goals with tailored solutions of the highest standards delivered by HSBC. As a bank that understands business, we’ll listen to your needs and develop innovative solutions.

This is what some of our customers have to say about us.

"We are 100 per cent satisfied with HSBC's high service standards."
Grace Wong, General Manager, Finance, Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd (Singapore)

"With our wide range of export markets, HSBC can provide us with a global network to trade in. We trust that no matter where we trade, HSBC can leverage their network to help us understand our buyers and the markets in each respective country."
Apiradee Durongbhan, Corporate Treasurer, Chemical Commerce Co Ltd (Thailand)

"HSBC continues to provide value-added services proactively. Its solutions are highly innovative, bringing huge cost and time savings, as well as enhanced management control."
Violet Yang, Vice-President/CFO, Test Rite International Company Ltd (Taiwan)

"The unparalleled service standards maintained by HSBC, their global network, international presence and in-depth knowledge in trade finance and import/export markets make them market leaders."
Inayet Akbarally, Managing Director, Akbar Brothers Ltd (Sri Lanka)

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