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Global Trade Solutions

Global Trade Solutions

Global Trade Solutions

HSBC has played a key role in international trade since 1865, when Hongkong Bank, the founding member of the HSBC Group, was established to finance and facilitate the growing trade between China, Europe and the USA.

With our extensive experience in international trade, HSBC is ideally placed to support the long-term growth of your business. We combine local service excellence with global reach, supplemented by advanced technology. HSBC has an extensive network of over 10,000 offices in 83 countries and territories. Thus, wherever in the world you may be, you can rely on our teams of specialists to help you achieve your business objectives.

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Features & Benefits

24-hour turnaround times*24-hour turnaround times* to help you receive your payments faster

We ensure that all transactions such as export/import bills, advance payments and other remittances are processed within one business day. Thus you save valuable time and money without the hassles of following up with your bank.
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Trade Advisory Services to help you evaluate opportunities and risksTrade Advisory Services to help you evaluate opportunities and risks

Our risk analysis of your documentary credit (also known as letter of credit) may be the difference between a successful and a failed trade transaction. By understanding and reducing the risk in your trade transaction you can grow your business and reach out to more trading partners. A dedicated Relationship Manager will help answer all your trade queries. We will also guide you on credit guarantee products such as DC confirmation and its benefits over ECGC cover.


Foreign Exchange ServicesForeign Exchange Services

Our Foreign Exchange Services allow you to plan in advance and help you protect yourself from exchange rate losses. Proactively manage your risks through forwards and options. Click here for more details about Foreign Exchange Services.


Instant InformationInstant Information

Our Instant@dvice facility updates you with your import/export transactions via e-mail. So you get everything from documentary credits (DC), subsequent amendments and transaction advices in your email inbox.


Global ReachGlobal Reach

Our network spans over 10,000 offices in 83 countries and territories. All of which we put at your disposal - no matter what your size or where you do business - so that when you trade, you trade on our experience.


Imports ServicesImports Services

Issuance of documentary credits (DCs) and standby letter of credits (SBLCs) - When issuing DCs or SBLCs through HSBC, you enjoy the following benefits. Click here to know more about Imports Services.


Export CollectionsExport Collections

We can collect your commercial / shipping documents through our banking network. For exporters, it is a more secure option than trading on open account terms because the shipping document will be delivered to the importer only against payment or an acceptance to pay on due date. Click here to know more about Export Collections.

*The above service standards are subject to all the application/documents being received at the branch counters, complete in all respects. For credit related products, it is subject to the credit lines being available with HSBC.

^ Subject to change from time to time

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