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International Trade Finance

Take your business global

At Byblos Bank we want to help your business grow and flourish across borders. We empower your company with the means to compete in the global arena thanks to more than 30 years of experience in international trade finance, a well-established presence in Europe (through our fully owned subsidiary, Byblos Bank Europe S.A.), productive relations with an extensive network of trusted correspondent banks worldwide, and strong ties to the rest of the Middle East and Africa.

Products and services:

  • Comprehensive range of standard products, including straight, back-to-back, and transferable letters of credit, as well as supplier guarantees 
  • Seeking, identifying, and introducing suitable and reliable exporters and importers for products to and from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa 
  • Advising exporters on the importing country’s market conditions and risks, and ascertaining the most efficient and secure ways to structure a deal 
  • Arranging private and public export insurance (when and where available) to secure the source of repayment in the absence of confirmed letters of credit 
  • Providing status reports on behalf of potential exporters and importers on the prospective counterparty’s reputation and financial standing 
  • Providing competitive funding rates and tenors through the Arab Trade Finance Program (ATFP) 
  • Providing project financing backed by funding from some of the world’s leading multilateral financial institutions, including the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank

Eligibility:

  • For general trade financing, any company involved in import/export activities – notably in the MENA region, Africa, or Europe – can apply 
  • Special criteria must be met to qualify for generous facilities offered under the ATFP, EIB, or IFC programs. Please contact us for more information 
  • The Bank reserves the right to request additional guarantees as and when necessary