Monday 15 October 2018

HSBC Malta launches Structured Trade Finance

Pictured above: HSBC Malta’s Head of Trade and Receivables Finance, Gaetano Sammut

HSBC recently launched its new structured finance initiative.  The aim of this initiative is to provide businesses based in Malta with tailor made international trade solutions that are focused on opening up new import and export opportunities to exciting new markets such as China,Indonesia and Brazil.

The HSBC structured trade finance solutions provide businesses with greater security and improved opportunities to manage cash flow built around individual company trade cycles.

HSBC Malta’s Head of Trade and Receivables Finance, Gaetano Sammut, said “Bespoke trade solutions can make a real difference to businesses in Malta.  The added security and opportunities to improve cash flow allows companies to explore new opportunities and new markets.  This is all the more important nowadays with the clear challenges faced by the European market.”

“By accounting for international trading factors such as turnaround periods, shipment periods, and the time involved in converting imported goods into cash, Structured Trade Finance relieves stress on a company’s working capital and enables repayments to be matched with revenues. This in turn opens a company up to more growth and opportunity in the international markets,” said Mr Sammut.

Other benefits to traders using Structured Trade Finance include a variety of funding options for documentary credits, documentary collection and open account transactions.  These tailor-made financial packages suit each customer’s particular trading cycle, ensuring timely payments to suppliers, and additional financial flexibility.  This places our customers in a stronger position to negotiate and obtain better terms from their counterparts.

Detailed information on HSBC’s Structured Trade Finance products and services may be obtained from HSBC’s Customer Service on 2380 8000, at, e-mail on [email protected], or in HSBC branches around Malta and Gozo.




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