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Corporate Banking support from Barclays for Trading Overseas

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Trade Overseas

Whether you’re new to trading overseas or have an established practice in place, we have the experience, capabilities and global operational services to support your business.

As a buyer or seller, where and who you are trading with have a significant impact on your banking requirements, as does your specific trade cycle. That’s why at Barclays our first step is to work closely with you to understand your entire business, and the role you want trading overseas to play within it.

New to trading overseas

Trading overseas can offer new opportunities for business growth. The risks involved, however, are always a key consideration, whether you’re planning on buying or selling overseas.

  • Payment risk – how and when will you get your money?
  • Foreign country risk – how are trading conditions different overseas, and what impact could the political climate have on them?

At Barclays, we offer a range of products and services that can help you mitigate these risks, such as Letters of Credit, Bonds and Collections, as well as supporting you in setting up international payment accounts if you are dealing with foreign currencies.

In addition, our experienced Relationship Directors and product specialists will take the time to understand your entire business in order to develop an end-to-end approach that could benefit you.

Established overseas trading

If you’re already buying and/or selling overseas, you may be considering new markets or ways to improve your trading operations.

Whether you are considering Supply Chain Finance, Open Letters of Credit or Trade Loans, you can benefit from the expertise of our Trade and Working Capital product specialists who will work with you to develop bespoke solutions based on your needs. 

Our wider expertise will also support you in considering options to manage other risks, including foreign exchange exposure.

Supporting UK businesses with overseas trade

  • At Barclays we have over 300 years of trade heritage and an extensive global footprint across Europe, Asia and Africa
  • We are committed to supporting UK businesses  with their international trade requirements and work closely with our partners to ensure that our clients have access to a wide range of expertise

Important information

The products referred to in this webpage are subject to separate terms and conditions.

Key products to support your business

Bonds, Guarantees and Indemnities

Demonstrate your financial credibility and tender competitively for business with bonds and guarantees issued by Barclays.

Foreign Exchange

Reduce the risk of the exchange rate volatility and benefit from our sector professionals who can offer you products that meet your FX requirements.

Letters of Credit

Securely settle overseas trade by protecting yourself against payment default and trading risks.

Supplier Finance

Optimise your cash and working capital management as well as reduce supply chain risk with this web-based platform.

Trade Finance

Improve your cashflow and your trading potential both in the UK and overseas.

Talk to us

Find out more about trading overseas by talking to your Relationship Director.

New to Barclays? Our experienced UK-based team can listen to your business need, offer assistance on-the-spot or put you in touch with the right specialist at Barclays. Call us on:

0800 015 4242*

Alternatively we can call you back or you can email us with your query.

How can we help?

To discuss switching to Corporate Banking at Barclays, call us on: 0800 015 4242*