Foreign guarantees

Dealing with new overseas customers or suppliers? 

You can use guarantees, or bonds, to give them confidence in your ability to perform under a contract or make payment. We can help you tailor the guarantees and bonds that we issue to meet your particular needs, whatever the business situation

Why use foreign guarantees?

  • Because they enable you to bid for overseas business that you might not otherwise have considered tendering for
  • For the seller, improved credit-worthiness may allow you to negotiate better terms and conditions
  • They help your cash flow by enabling your buyers to release cash earlier
  • They protect your business against loss due to certain types of event or in certain market conditions

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International Business

Trading internationally can bring new benefits to your business. We’ll guide you through the next steps.