Our Commodity Finance team provides short-term, self-liquidating finance to a range of trading companies. Working across the major commodity sectors, we structure bespoke facilities to meet our clients’ needs.

Typically secured, terms vary according to individual customer circumstances and the structure and characteristic of relevant business streams. A flexible approach to how we structure credit facilities means terms can be designed to suit individual client needs.

We provide:

  • Financing for purchase and sale of physical commodities
  • Cargo movement around the globe
  • Ancillary costs, such as freight and storage
  • Hedging price risk
  • Mitigation of counterparty payment risks
  • Mitigation of geopolitical and contract frustration risks


Where finance is needed for the extraction, production or export of commodities from emerging market regions. We may also enter into pre-production/export finance structures. Such arrangements are usually in partnership with established trading houses and commodity producers.

Our experienced team will swiftly execute transactions within the framework of each customer’s trade finance facility. The business is supported by our in-house international trade finance services and treasury functions. The team is located at a central office, which means shorter reporting lines and fast decision making.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Rolfe
Head of Commodity Finance
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3772 1684
Email: mrolfe@bankleumi.co.uk

Graham Habben
Senior Relationship Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3772 1681
Email: ghabben@bankleumi.co.uk