Help optimize working capital for global scaling

SVB Global Trade Finance can help improve agility and cash control with strategic solutions to extend runway and preserve working capital as you navigate leaps in growth and global expansion.
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Letters of Credit (LCs)
Preserve cash with LCs that eliminate the need for pre-payments, deposits and escrow accounts.
Import / Export Expansion
Extend runway with lending and get expert guidance for successful global operations.
Scalable Solutions
Meet evolving needs from one transaction to a tailored global relationship platform.


Letters of credit provide options in lieu of cash

Explore new opportunities with Commercial Letters of Credit instead of pre-payments that help assure partners, vendors and clients that commitments will be fulfilled.

Scale more easily with strategic credit

Standby Letters of Credit may provide value such as:

  • Loan collateral for a major purchase
  • Payment assurance to secure a contract
  • Lease commitment for new office or lab space or equipment

Strategic Credit

Import Export

Reduce risk for import and export

Import/Export Letters of Credit

Support issuance of bank guarantees internationally. Help manage cash flow and mitigate risk in buying supplies and components globally, and insulate against fraud and credit risk with foreign buyers.

Simplify foreign payments

Documentary Collections

Streamline import/export payments with SVB’s global banking relationships to release import documents to buyers (upon payment or acceptance) and facilitate payments to overseas suppliers.

Foreign Payments

Get advisory expertise on global business

Get advisory expertise on global business

Leverage our decades of experience in Global Trade Finance to gain guidance and strategies to help navigate the complexities of international markets.

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All loans are subject to underwriting, credit, and collateral approval. All information contained herein is for informational purposes only and no guarantee is expressed or implied. Rates, terms, programs and underwriting policies subject to change without notice. This is not a commitment to lend. Terms and conditions apply.