International Trade​​

Getting it Here or There

From identifying quality manufacturers and suppliers in a foreign country, to dealing with regulations and processes that vary wildly, or knowing the nuances of how to negotiate with specific cultures; there is a significant amount of complexity & risk to deal with everyday in Importing & Exporting.

Having the right finance facilities in place to support these complexities and risks is paramount.

Structured poorly and the best outcome is growing with the handbrake on. The worst outcome is complete business financial failure.

International Trade Finance Experience


The AUD is the most volatile major currency in the world (remember when it dropped 13c in 9 weeks in 2013, or when it bottomed at 48.5c in March 2001?!).

We help our clients with:

- Spot Trades at lower margins than Bank rates
- Forward Exchange Contracts (“FEC”) to hedge against future exchange rate movements.


- Documentary Letters of Credit (“Doc LC”)
- Standby Letters of Credit (Cross-Border Bank Guarantees)

Used effectively, “LCs” can reduce risk & costs whilst making processes more efficient.


These facilities finance the cost of your inventory – during or after import – until such time as you get paid (or drawdown on Invoice/Debtor Finance).

Available in AUD as well as Foreign Currencies.


If you’re acquiring assets in foreign currencies, or have foreign revenues & expenditures, it may be appropriate to consider borrowing in that currency in order to mitigate FX risk.


If you’re looking to import specialised machinery or equipment that is not available from Australian distributors, local Asset Financiers will often only want to drawdown once the goods are on Australian soil – which leaves you hanging for the import part.
Letters of Credit, FX hedges and short-term Import Finance can be stapled to an Aussie Equipment Finance facility that draws down once on shore and commissioned.

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