What is Letter of Credit?

LC's are used in international transactions to ensure that payment will be received where the buyer and seller may not know each other and are operating in different countries.

Trade finance company
We deal with three types of Letters of Credit

Payable immediately – within five to ten days – after the seller meets the requirements of the letter of credit.

Also known as Deferred Payment LC or Time LC or Term LC is a letter of credit payable at a predetermined time / future date after the conforming documents are presented.

Bank UPAS means Usance Payable at sight. Under this letter of credit, the exporter will get the payment at sight if the documents are credit compliant. The importer will be charged interest, acceptance commission and other charges as per the terms of LC for using this letter of credit. A UPAS LC is used when the exporter/beneficiary want immediate payment for his goods where the applicant may not have the facility with his bank to issue sight LC's.

How Euro Exim Bank can help?
  • Applicant sends us the pro-forma/sales invoice.
  • EEB will create a draft instrument and send a quote to you stating our charges (to be paid in advance).
  • Once the draft has been accepted, an indemnity with be sent to you (KYC/AML/due diligence) documents which need to be signed and notarized by a lawyer.
  • We also send you a formal invoice for our indemnity process (3000 USD) and issuance charges.
  • Once our invoice has been paid, along with all indemnity documents, subject to legal and compliance acceptance, we will SWIFT the instrument to the beneficiary's bank.
  • Escrow account facilities with a UK third party are also available to assist in settlement of invoices, and we request for a commitment fee along with Escrow administration charges.
  • The beneficiary sends the goods to you and the documents to us.
  • Once documents have arrived, we have three business days to act on it, after which, if formally accepted, we send you a copy of the documents.
  • Upon acceptance of the documents, you will be required to pay the beneficiary. When completed, we send you all the original documents.
  • Goods arrive.

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