If you have a Relationship Manager, they should have confirmed if you have a Credit line in place with us to support your Import Letters of Credit, Bonds, Guarantees & Standby Letters of Credit applications. If you're a new customer please call 0345 366 5592 (UK) or if calling from abroad 0044 2890 538459.
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Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, business use only.
Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it.
We have three types of Trade Finance
Thanks to our expertise in global trade finance, we could help you by improving your companies cashflow, and gaining control over your imports and exports. Our trade finance products aim to ensure any risks are mitigated and provide you and your trading partners with reassurance.
Letters of Credit
Reduce trade risk. Import Letters of Credit are our commitment to pay your supplier on your behalf. Or for exporters guarantee of payment before you commit to sending goods.
Import Letters of Credit are subject to credit approval
Cover your business against performance risk. Negotiate new payment terms with suppliers, offering better security for both sides.
Bonds, Guarantees & Standby Letters of Credit
Give your trading partners and customers confidence. Bonds and guarantees give your international suppliers more reassurance, as long as they meet the terms of the sales contract.
Bonds, Guarantees and Standby L/C’s are subject to credit approval.
Can I have a more than one Ulster Bank Trade Finance product at a time?
A credit line is required for Import Letters of Credit and Bonds Guarantees & Standby Letters of Credit. Provided you have a credit line in place for either of those two products, you can have more than one Trade Finance product at one time.
I’m Importing, what product(s) might I need?
Letters of Credit, Documentary Collections, also known as Import Letters of Credit and Import Collections.
I’m Exporting, what product(s) might I need?
Letters of Credit, Documentary Collections, also known as Export Letters of Credit and Export Collections.
We’re open for UK businesses
We're helping so many businesses across Northern Ireland. Why not be part of the success?
We’re experts in most fields
We have customers in most sectors, so you can be confident with our expertise and support.
We offer a support network
You'll receive your own Relationship Manager (turnover and eligibility criteria apply).
Our app makes it easier for you
With fantastic features, our app can do the heavy lifting, so you can focus on your business. (eligibility criteria applies).
Our secure online platform lets you manage your international trade transactions from anywhere, 24 hours a day.
Get in touch today
Our International Banking team are waiting to hear from you. Our online enquiry form takes two minutes to complete and ensure we get the right person to contact you.