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Trade Finance tailored to your business

Giving you the ability to purchase your goods on extended payment terms

Our trade finance offering funds the purchase of your goods and services on repayment terms that closely align with your cash flow cycle.  

Fund your stock and debtors

Times have been tough for business. What your business needs right now is a partner as decisive as you've had to be. Free up your cash flow and increase your liquidity. Working capital and asset finance from Investec, a partner that really listens to you and unlocks value now - and in the long run.

Investec means business*

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We offer trade finance tailored to your business including:

  • Funding of local procurement
  • Funding of foreign purchases, in either rand or foreign currency
  • A fully integrated solution that provides both supplier finance and solutions for all your specific logistical requirements 

 

We invoice on terms that match how you invoice your debtors thereby normalising your working capital cycle and enhancing your cash flow.  

Want to learn more about the uniqueness of our Trade Finance?

Quantum of funding required: Your business needs to be able to support a minimum lend of R5m (working capital) and R1m (asset finance).

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Our trade finance solutions afford you the ability to:

  • Release working capital

    Release your working capital tied up in the purchase and holding of stock

  • Access more

    Access more funding, as we place value on your pre-delivery stock

  • Strategically manage

    Purchase and manage stock more strategically

  • Improve control

    Improve control of your supplier relationships and costs

  • Report in real-time

    Access real-time, interactive online reporting

  • Lock in profit

    Know and secure your margin

  • Use foreign income

    Optimise a natural hedge for purchases and sales in same currency

  • Manage by exception

    Have full visibility and control of your inbound supply chain

  • Leverage economies of scale

    Gain competitive forwarding and clearing rates and potential cost-saving strategies

One point of contact for your inbound supply chain 

For importers, we are more than just supply chain finance, we also facilitate the full logistical process from order confirmation and tracking to the hedging of foreign exchange risk and management of the import logistics, all the way to the provision of a consolidated total landed rand cost per item on delivery to you.

Our import solutions explained

Find out how our fully integrated import solution removes all the complexities associated with the import process so that you can focus on what matters most, your business

Find out how our fully integrated import solution removes all the complexities associated with the import process so that you can focus on what matters most, your business

Greater visibility for you

Have greater visibility of your import supply chain on Investec.com, with interactive reporting which has been designed with you in mind 

Have greater visibility of your import supply chain on Investec.com, with interactive reporting which has been designed with you in mind 

  Value adding services

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Funding of goods and logistics

Suppliers often require part or full payment prior to shipping. This is a challenge for businesses who only receive payment from their clients much later, especially if they also have to pay for importation costs prior to this too.  We assist by:

 

  • Funding all the pre-delivery cost of goods on post-delivery terms 
  • Effectively localising the import transaction
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Movement of goods

Import businesses require their goods to be shipped, insured, and cleared before they can take delivery. This is often an unnecessary complexity with an attributable cost. We assist with:
 

  • Order tracking
  • Freight and clearing costs
  • Marine insurance
  • Customs, port health and other related authorities
  • Economies of scale and effective routing 
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Managing risk

The exchange rate may have changed dramatically between the time goods are ordered and when they ship and arrive. This can negatively influence a business’s input costs. We offer:
 

  • Hedging of foreign exchange risk, including duty
  • Consolidated landed cost per item
  • Total cost visibility

A team that thinks about your business like you do

We appreciate that your business is a lot more than a set of numbers and financial statements. We also know that business can be complicated and that funding your trade cycle can have a very real impact on your operations. Our value is that we can provide the right funding at the right time, allowing you to capitalise on opportunities and optimise your ability to grow profits.

Want to learn more about how our trade and import finance can change your business?

Quantum of funding required: Your business needs to be able to support a minimum lend of R5m (working capital) and R1m (asset finance).

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