Trade Finance: find new customers across the UK - and beyond

Trade Finance can support the deal whether you work with UK or with overseas businesses.

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Funding options



  • Supports every stage of trade
  • International funding available
  • Expert support from experienced lenders
  • Individual arrangements to suit your business

Reduce risk

  • Reduce business risks
  • Support business growth
  • Funding secured on individual deals
  • Funding can be available rapidly

support cashflow

  • Guarantees payments for suppliers
  • Supports long international delivery times
  • Avoid capital demands
  • Supports cashflow

Talk to Rangewell – the business finance experts

Growing and developing your business may mean a cashflow gap when you wait for payment from customers. We search the entire market to find lenders who can bridge that gap with trade funding you need

At Rangewell we recognise your professional status, and we work harder to find you better solutions - which can include 100% finance for many of your needs.

If your business buys and sells goods, you will be unable to grow and develop if you only choose to work with those businesses you already know and trust.

But can you afford to take a chance that a new customer will pay – and will pay promptly?

Trade Finance could provide the solution, by ensuring that you will receive the funds you need - whether you are dealing with UK or overseas businesses.

Trade Finance covers a range of solutions to bridge the cash flow gap between paying suppliers and receiving payment from customers. Instead of needing you to fund your sale - which can mean a serious drain on your working capital - Trade Finance will pay your suppliers for the goods you buy until you make the sale.

Fulfil big orders to grow your business

If you need to fund sales yourself, you can often be faced with an order that is simply too large for your business to fund. Trade Finance can provide all the funds you need, whatever the size of your commitment. You can have the funds you need to complete the deal and pay local and overseas suppliers. You simply pay back the lender when your sale is completed.

If you have a single, large deal to finance, or multiple smaller arrangements to fund, Trade Finance can help. It can provide working capital to support your entire trade cycle, from initial order to customer payment, enabling your business, not just to fulfil existing orders, but to forge new relationships with customers and suppliers around the world.

How does it work?

Often businesses wish to buy goods from suppliers for resale but don’t have sufficient working capital or supplier credit terms to do so. Trade Finance allows businesses to buy, receive and sell goods before payment is made.

Once you have a Trade Finance arrangement in place, it can provide the funds you need, based on your orders and contracts.

It helps by guaranteeing payment to suppliers before goods are in transit and making payment when items are dispatched. It is particularly important if you are doing business overseas, when long transport times can mean costly delays in delivery and in receiving payments.

Suppliers can be paid on the same day goods are shipped, and funding is available until you receive end-customer payment.

Avoid the risk

Trade Finance can even be arranged to transfer the risks of delayed, or disputed payments, or even non-payments from you and your business to the lender.

It means you can afford to take a risk with a new supplier or customer. It means you can grow your business, and develop relationships with suppliers due to payment guarantees. It can also help you negotiate early payment discounts with suppliers.

Supporting international deals

Overseas suppliers can be paid in their currency of choice, making your business more attractive to them. They can also be paid quickly, helping make it easier for them to accept orders and easier for you to negotiate early payment discounts.

Trade Finance can also provide ongoing funding for you, until the final customer payment is received, supporting the end-to-end transaction process.

Financial solutions from Rangewell

If you are starting out doing business in global markets, it’s good to have expert help.

At Rangewell, we can use our Trade Finance expertise to support your business – and ensure that you have the financial solutions you need. We can help find the most appropriate lenders for the funds you need, who can provide expertise and support, and local knowledge of overseas markets. We can also help with other solutions such as Purchase Order Finance.

If you are ready to take your business further, we can help.

Discover our range of finances

Every type of finance for every type of business

Our goal is very simple - to help businesses find the right type of finance as quickly, transparently and painlessly as possible.

Helping you build your profits

  • Improve your cashflow
    Avoiding the delay between outlay and payment helps you explore new markets and cope with the lag in payments.
  • Powering your growth
    Being able to work in new markets, with new suppliers and new customers can help you grow your business.
  • A solution tailored for your sector
    Some business sectors require specialised funding. If you deal with high-cost or regulated products, you may need a solution tailored around them.
  • Bad debt protection
    Some trade finance providers can include protection against bad debt as part of their services - you will not suffer if a customer fails to pay.
  • Credit control
    Some providers offer international credit control services, with local skills to help ensure payments in markets around the world.
  • International business
    Trade finance can support international business - letting you explore new markets.

Download Rangewell’s free and detailed guide to Export Finance

Can trade finance help with international trade? 

How does trade finance differ from export financing?

Can I use trade finance to boost working capital?

What does it mean to provide a letter of credit/letters of credit?

When does funding usually hit the importer's bank?

How does the lender provide credit to the exporter?

Is there any payment risk with trade finance?

Can Invoice Finance be used for international trade?

Is trade finance the same as supply chain finance?

Who is classed as the exporter?

Understand key exporting terms like documentary collection, exporter bank, prepay for goods shipped, importer to prepay.

What is a bill of lading? 

Do I pay the exporter or the exporter's finance company?

Is trade finance global/can I use it to go global?

 How finance can assist by providing support in paying suppliers for products and services

Can Trade Finance help SMEs with global trade and does it reducerisk of non-payment of trade transactions?

Do trade finance products require documentary collections or bank guarantees? 

What is the difference between a financial institution and financial instruments?

Can I use uk export finance with international trades and payment terms?

Is Export Finance only for goods or services too?

What is an export credit agency? 

Are export finance facilities similar to invoice finance facilities?

Does my business need to be registered in England and Wales to qualify?

Are all lenders authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority?         

What are credit insurers?

Does the finance company need to access my purchase orders?

Is Export Finance suitable for cross border trade or trade in emerging markets/international markets? 

My business exports goods, is this type of finance long term?

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You must have a specialist lenderNot all providers serve all business sectors. You need a specialist in your area to provide the most appropriate type of funding.
Foreign exchange can cause issuesLarge changes in foreign exchange rates can cause problems for exporters. Be sure you have a provider who can offer solutions.
Climate and political risksClimate and political risks can affect export deals. You need to ensure that you have sufficient insurance protection as part of your export finance plan.

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