We have been helping our customers engage in international trade for decades, so our Trade Finance team is perfectly placed to provide bespoke and flexible financing solutions for every eventuality.

Our trade finance team works closely with the Commercial Finance, Commodity Finance, Treasury and Israel Related Finance teams to make sure our clients’ needs are fully met. The UK is one of Israel’s most important trading partners, and our experience in Anglo-Israeli trade relationships is particularly strong.

We pride ourselves on being a premier relationship bank. We know our customers and anticipate their needs. Our Trade Finance team works alongside customers, taking a proactive approach to identifying and responding to their requirements as global markets continue to evolve.


Our customer-led approach, combined with the  comprehensive range of financial solutions that we offer, helps customers to minimise the risks of international trade, while maximising new business opportunities.


Our clients include SMEs, UK PLCs and larger UK and international businesses.


Our services
Trade finance clients benefit from a full package of banking facilities. Although we remain flexible, typically we provide facilities of between £2m and £25m. Our services include::

  • Letters of credit
  • Guarantees and issuance of bonds
  • Documentary collections


What makes us different

  • Our service is supported by our in-house international commodity finance services and treasury functions
  • Our team is located at one central office, which means shorter reporting lines, fast decision-making and timely execution of trade finance
  • Our Israel-related desk has unparalleled experience fostering trade links between Israel and the UK


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Here Latest thought leadership piece related to the Bank’s Trade Finance activity published by the Global Trade Review- Israel: Not just a “Start-up Nation”


If you would like any more information about our Trade Finance offering, or if you would like to talk about working with us, please contact:

Shalhavet Mandler  
Head of International,

Commercial & Hi-Tech Finance
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3772 1794

John Edwards 
Head of UK & International Trade Services
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3772 1700