International Trade Finance

We Take your business global

At Lichfield Trust Bank we want to help your business grow and flourish across borders. We empower your company with the means to compete in the global arena thanks to more than 30 years of experience in international trade finance, a well-established presence in Europe (through our fully owned subsidiary, Lichfield Trust Bank Europe S.A.), productive relations with an extensive network of trusted correspondent banks worldwide, and strong ties to the rest of the Middle East and Africa.

Products and services:

  • Comprehensive range of standard products, including straight, back-to-back, and transferable letters of credit, as well as supplier guarantees
  • Seeking, identifying, and introducing suitable and reliable exporters and importers for products to and from North America to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Advising exporters on the importing country’s market conditions and risks, and ascertaining the most efficient and secure ways to structure a deal
  • Arranging private and public export insurance (when and where available) to secure the source of repayment in the absence of confirmed letters of credit
  • Providing status reports on behalf of potential exporters and importers on the prospective counter-party’s reputation and financial standing
  • Providing competitive funding rates and terms through the Arab Trade Finance Program (ATFP)
  • Providing project financing backed by funding from some of the world’s leading multilateral financial institutions, including the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank

Treasury Options

Lichfield Trust Bank offers you the most comprehensive and best-in-class hedging strategies for foreign exchange to protect your business and mitigate financial exposure to market fluctuations.
At Lichfield Trust Bank Private Client, we are prepared to take care of every aspect, be it a business or personal financial need. Business bankers from Lichfield Trust Bank’s commercial bank are available through your senior Relationship Manager, to assist with a variety of business banking services such as cash management, trade services and trade finance, as well as treasury options.
Whether you are venturing the first cross-border steps with your company or already have international subsidiaries – Lichfield Trust Bank will accompany you as a financial partner anywhere in the world.
Under our foreign exchange solution, we also provide multi-currency loans (loans in currencies other than U.S. dollars). You can buy, sell or convert foreign currencies, participate in international markets and help reduce exchange rate risk with currency hedging instruments, all through Lichfield Trust Bank International Banking Services