Structured finance

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Increased financial control and focus on working capital have resulted in an increased focus on working capital. As a consequence of the financial turmoil during the past years we have noticed increased demand for financing. Offering financing is often a parameter that determines who will win a sales contract and is seen to be a condition for a purchase.

Financing may be provided as supplier's or buyer's credit. Supplier's credit is when the exporter extends the credit to its customer while buyer's credit is normally obtained by the buyer itself or through its local bank.


Structured Trade Finance is a way of providing solutions that will help you become even more competitive. Structured Trade Finance is preferably used for substantial transactions that encompass long production periods and credit periods from 180 days up to 5 years. It is recommended that you contact Nordea at an early stage to discuss which may be preferred.

Whether you need short term discounting of receivables such as bills of discount, Promissory Notes, Export Letters of Credit or receivables secured by Standby Letter of Credit or other means of security such as an ECA (Export Credit Agency) guarantee, we urge you to contact us early on in order to find the most appropriate solution.

Export finance helps you to remove short or medium term receivables from your balance sheet, thereby reducing both credit and currency risks, improving liquidity, and simultaneously providing your customers with their desired payment terms. The majority of our products do not involve any element of recourse to the exporter.

Our global network and long standing experience help us understand the risks and opportunities related to export finance, and our competitive pricing and prompt service will save you time and money.

Your benefits

  • You get paid directly in connection with delivery or soon after 

  • Your transaction can be financed externally 

  • High degree of flexibility in structuring the financing including instance disbursement, repayment and risk management.

Note: As this is a credit service, it will require the credit approval of Nordea.