Export Finance - Types And Why It Is Required

Nov 02, 2020 - 01:06 PMAuthor - Emerio Banque

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What Is Export Finance?

Export finance is a process of funding the exporters to facilitate their business in the global market. In simple words, it is a cash flow solution for exporters to cater to their production and other global transaction requirements including working capital. International businessmen require export finance when they want to assure the affordability of the production of goods along with an assurance of getting paid on-time while sending goods to another country. 

Types Of Export Finance

1. Pre Shipment Finance -This type of export finance is provided to the exporters for the purchase of raw materials and processing them into finished products. In other words, it is provided when the exporters need funds before the shipment of products or goods.

Packing Credit - The exporters can avail of pre-shipment finance against the export order received from the importer in the form of Packing Credit. Once, they receive funds from the overseas buyer, the amount of the packing credit will be adjusted.

2. Post Shipment Finance - As the name suggests, this export finance is provided to the exporters after the shipment of the products, and an invoice is raised from the importer to make the payment but this may take a minimum period of 3 to 6 months and the exporter needs working capital for this period to fulfill orders. Export finance allows them to do so.

Bill Discounting And Invoice Factoring - The exporter can approach their bank or financial institutions for faster liquidation by presenting their invoice . Now the banker can purchase, collect, or discount the bill.

3. Finance Against Collection Of Bills - In case of export to different countries, the exporters can obtain a loan from the bank against those bills sent for collection. The banks generally agree to finance these export bills which will be repaid by the guaranteeing companies in case of default.

4. Discounting Letter of Credit - Exporters can also get the loan against LC as it consists of security from the issuing bank regarding making payment.

5. Finance Against Allowances And Subsidies - Government provides subsidies to the exporters to enable them to sell the goods at a reduced price to importers.

Recommended Read: What Is International Trade Finance? How Does It Work And Types

Why Is Export Finance Necessary?


Export finance services help the exporters mitigate their risk of default of payment on the hands of the importers as well as fills the gap between manufacturers and overseas suppliers. The exporter agrees on the payment terms of the importer and ships the goods overseas but the payment is at risk to be received later. Export finance allows the businesses to sell their goods & services to another country and enables them to get access to working capital requirements before the importer pays the amount for the purchased products.

There are several other reasons to get export finance such as:

  1. To establish a new export business with secured financial support

  2. To cater to your business’s working capital requirements.

  3. To expand your business in the global market etc.


You can approach Emerio Banque for availing of a variety of international trade finance instruments for your import/export trade. They also specialize in lending solutions, transactional services, and many other online banking services.

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