About importer financing options

Trade advance

  • Provides short-term finance for import transactions
  • May be cheaper than accepting deferred payment terms (which can have interest loaded into the cost of goods) from suppliers 

Australian dollar trade advance

  • A fixed term, fixed interest rate loan available in Australian dollars (AUD)
  • Suppliers can be paid either in AUD or a foreign currency
  • Suited to medium-value, quickly settled transactions 

Foreign currency trade advance

  • A fixed term, fixed interest rate loan generally provided in the supplier’s currency
  • Suited to medium-value, quickly settled transactions 

Trade finance facility

  • Helps importers meet cash-flow shortages arising from a timing gap between making and receiving payments
  • Allows one or more financing options to be incorporated into a single package 

Equipment import finance

  • Provides for all aspects of manufacture, importing, commissioning, payment and long-term asset finance
  • Facilitates payments to offshore manufacturers in any approved currency
  • Allows foreign exchange and interest rate hedging
  • Provides pricing certainty
  • Suitable for businesses needing to invest in capital equipment or requiring a combined facility that offers foreign exchange import finance and asset finance solutions
  • Includes:

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Managing Importing Risk

Be aware of potential risks and fraud and to understand strategies that can help protect your importing business.

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Methods of Payment

We offer a variety of options to help importers pay their suppliers in a mutually acceptable way.

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Talk to us

Call 1800 222 398

Call 1800 222 398

New Foreign Currency Account enquiries

(8:30am-5:00pm AEST, Mon-Fri) 

Important information

As this advice has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. View our Financial Services Guide (PDF 59kb).

Applications for finance are subject to the Bank’s normal credit approval. Full terms and conditions are included in the loan offer. Bank fees and Government charges may apply.