Finance your import from China

Finance your import from China

There are now many ways to finance your import from China using Bank or alternative commercial finance.

With careful planning and choice many solutions will cost you less than 5%.

Also there are now some import finance solution providers that don’t expect repayment until the end of your import cycle. This means you could have sold the imported item or goods and repayment of the loan would be out of profits not essential cash flow.

So whilst you can still use expensive credit card debt to finance your import from China, the commercial finance sector has caught up, wants your business and is now very competitive.

If you import goods, components, commodities, services, equipment or machinery from China into the UK and think you might require finance support now, or in the future, continue reading.

We’ll cover everything you need to know about financing your imports from China below…….

 Finance your import from China- options:

The types of import finance fall into 4 main categories:

There are also two sub-categories:

  • Purchase order, (“PO”), finance: Loan against a confirmed UK Customer order. Often tied to a Factoring solution to form a complete supply chain finance package
  • Bridging finance: No not for property! Used to finance the import of equipment or machinery as Asset finance cannot be used until the item(s) is physically in the UK

Many of these import finance solutions allow you to finance your import from China without needing a UK customer purchase order. This means you can use them to purchase import stock.

Import finance when chosen correctly can:

  • Provide up to 210 days of finance before any repayments
  • Improve gross profit
  • Improve your ability to negotiate better price, volume discount, payment terms and credit with your Chinese supplier
  • Reduce the amount of working capital required and avoid potential cash flow issues
  • Improve stock holding enabling you to sell more to your UK customers

Finance your import from China – Handy solutions summary

Not all types of import finance are suitable for all types of Chinese import or UK importer.

If you’re short of time the following table provides a handy review:

 

Import Type Revolving credit facility Business loan Asset Finance Invoice finance / Factoring
Finished goods Yes Yes No Yes
Unfinished goods Possibly Yes No Yes
Components Possibly Yes No Yes
Commodities No Yes No Yes
Perishables No Yes No Yes
Equipment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Machinery Yes Yes Yes Yes

Click any of the table headings to access more detailed information on each import finance solution.

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Finance your import from China – more help & information:

Our Firm specialises in supporting importers and financing imports of any type & value.

In fact we are the only independent, whole of market commercial finance brokerage in the UK dedicated to offering import trade finance products, support and advice.

If you don’t feel confident, or simply don’t have the time to analyse your Business, decide which type of import finance is right for your type of imports & trade or prepare the Applications, we can help you:

  1. Decide if & which import trade finance products you’re eligible for; (free, no obligation service);
  2. Compile, submit and deal with all Applications to suitable commercial finance lenders; (fixed fee) and
  3. Secure and implement the approved import trade finance solution which we guarantee will be….
    • Of the right type;
    • At the right price;
    • On the right terms

Discover which import trade finance products are right for your business?

Book a FREE, NO OBLIGATION call with one of our Trade specialists. They’ll analyse your trade and advise which, of the many solutions available, is right for you.

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We hope you have found this review of how to finance your import from China useful.

If you think import finance would be a solution for your Business now, or in the future, please book an informal, no obligation, discussion regarding your Business, ambitions, the proposed trade and your unique circumstances.

Alternatively if you have any questions please use the contact form below.

Either way we’d love to hear from you.

Discover which import trade finance products are right for your business?

Book a FREE, NO OBLIGATION call with one of our Trade specialists. They’ll analyse your trade and advise which, of the many solutions available, is right for you.

Importing is your Business, financing it is ours.

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