Expanding across borders

In an increasingly globalized world, new opportunities can take you beyond your home market. Whether you are thinking about importing and exporting, outsourcing production or expanding to other countries, you will have the support of one of the largest trade-finance banks globally; we bring our proven expertise in trade and foreign exchange to you, making it safer for you to trade internationally. With a wide network and proven expertise in international trade, we help you expand across borders with confidence.

And our payment cards and travel insurance solutions will help you manage your travel needs more efficiently

Access to our international network
  • Your local relationship manager can help you set up banking relationships across over 24 markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East
  • We can help you set up multi-currency accounts
  • You will have the expert support of our qualified relationship managers to help you manage your business more efficiently
Comprehensive suite of international trade solutions

Our import and export finance solutions, performance guarantees and other services make your international trade quicker and safer

Trade services

Our suite of trade services across imports, exports and guarantees offer you complete peace of mind while you explore new growth opportunities.

Our import trade products and services
  • Letters of credit (LCs) - A Standard Chartered letter of credit gives you the assurance from a world-class bank, when dealing with unfamiliar suppliers; you can be confident that payment will not be made until the documents are received and verified, to be in order
  • Import bills for collection - By asking your supplier to send their shipping documents to us, you will enjoy prompt advice upon our receipt of documents and fast payment according to your instructions
  • Shipping guarantee - To operate your business efficiently, it is vital that your goods are cleared expeditiously. By issuing a shipping guarantee in the shipper's favour, we facilitate prompt clearance of goods until bills of lading are received
  • Import financing - We will be able to provide financing solutions topay for the supplier's documents under letter of credit or import collections
Our export trade products and services:
  • Export letter of credit advising - Benefit from prompt advising of export letter of credit from a wide international network through us
  • Export letter of credit confirmation - By asking us to confirm your export LCs, you obtain our guarantee of payment for documents presented in compliance with the credit
  • Letter of credit checking and negotiation -Strict service standards are applied to ensure that your documents are negotiated and dispatched quickly
  • Export bills for collection - Simplify dispatch tracking of payment and reconciliation of your export collections when you choose our documents against acceptance, documents against payment or clean collections. Discounting of export collections is also available
  • Performance bonds and other guarantees We offer tailored solutions to meet all your performance bond and guarantee needs

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