We are an agile partner for physical commodity traders, and count on our targeted expertise in the metals, agricultural and energy sectors – as well as our insights across global supply chains – to deliver commodity finance services tailored to our customers' needs.

Our commodity finance solutions


We provide a bespoke, flexible offering to our clients who range from niche or mono-line traders (typically with a balance sheet equity of over $10 million) through to large global commodity trading houses. We are active in commodity sectors across the board, including:


  • Agriculture
  • Steel
  • Non-ferrous metals
  • Energy


We are able to offer secured transactional lending facilities for the full commodity cycle – from source of origin through to the end-user production stage. Our relationship managers work closely with our collateral management and monitoring team in order to follow every transaction for each individual client and at every stage of the supply chain.


What makes commodity finance at Bank Leumi (UK) different?

Clients of Bank Leumi (UK) benefit from our years of experience, strong sectoral expertise, and in-depth understanding of the trends affecting the various commodity sectors. We offer:


  • Flexibility. We provide our customers with only bespoke  commodity trade finance credit facilities that suit their individual needs;
  • Long-term relationships. We take a service-driven approach, characterised by efficiently processed transactions and swiftly-made decisions. Our knowledgeable relationship managers not only bring their experience of commodity trade finance to the table; they also understand the current trends affecting the commodities themselves, and;
  • Worldwide reach. We can meet traders’ global commodity finance demands. We can also provide our clients with finance for other services such as extraction, pre-production and pre-export finance.


Watch our Head of Commodity Finance Michael Rolfe speak to Trade Finance Global in ‘A Day in the Life of a Commodity Financier’.


For more information please get in touch

Michael Rolfe
Michael Rolfe Michael has almost 40 years of banking experience, and joined Bank Leumi (UK) in 2014. He honed his expertise in several senior positions across the various sectors of the commodity finance industry, working in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.
Head of Commodity Finance
+44 (0) 20 3772 1684
Graham Habben
Graham Habben Graham Habben Senior Relationship Manager
Senior Relationship Manager
+44 (0) 20 3772 1681