International Trade Finance

We’re here to help make international trade easier

Customised trade finance solutions for domestic and international importers and exporters.


Simple and hassle-free

Make transactions between you and your clients easier


Access to Trade Finance specialists

Specialists that work with you to find trade finance solutions for your business


Assisting cash flow

Working capital to help win and undertake new sales contracts


Managing risk

Secure products aimed at minimising the risks of importing and exporting


Supporting your business

  • Online access to your trade finance transactions 24/7
  • Dedicated support team

A wide range of products designed to help manage your international payments and finances:

Import Documentary Letters of Credit (DLC)

Payment for goods after they have been shipped, or later if the exporter has provided extended payment terms.

Export Documentary Letters of Credit (DLC)

An undertaking received from another bank to make payment for goods/services supplied against presentation of shipping documents.

Documentary Collections

The safe collection of trade debts through the international banking system.

Trade Advances – Import and Export

Where delayed payment terms are not available and the importer requires time to pay, Bankwest can provide flexible finance options to assist in either Australian dollars or major foreign currencies at competitive interest rates.

International Bank Guarantees and Standby Letters of Credit

Our undertaking to pay the nominated beneficiary an agreed amount, if certain terms and conditions of your trade contract are not fulfilled.

Without Recourse Export Finance

To assist the cash flow requirements of exporters by advancing funds upon presentation to the Bank of export trade documents evidencing a shipment of goods and before payment is received from overseas buyers.

Import Lease / HP

Finance for equipment and machinery being imported.

Online International Trade

Easy to use 24/7 management of your international trade transactions online. Fully integrated to Bankwest’s internet banking platform, Online International Trade enables you to safely complete trade transactions over the internet, no matter where you are.

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