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Swift Giants: What is a Bank Guarantee, and the difference between Standby Letters of Credit (SLBCs) and documentary credits (L/Cs)

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In international trade dealings, buyers and sellers often experience problems of trust within each other to honour their payment obligations. A seller may find it difficult to ascertain the buyers willingness and ability to make payment, whilst the buyer may not be convinced that the seller genuinely intends to perform his side of the agreement […]

Swift Giants: International firms turn to Collateral Transfer to raise Project Finance

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(Leasing Bank Guarantees) At this time of economic hardship and uncertainty, international companies are turning to sophisticated investors to raise adequate collateral through collateral transfer arrangements (lease of bank guarantees) and securities lending to raise their much needed project capital. It is common knowledge that lending banks, private equity investors and private lenders have all […]