Bonds and Guarantees

You can use guarantees (also known as bonds) to give new customers confidence in your ability to perform under a contract or make payment.

We can help you tailor the guarantees and bonds that we issue to meet your particular needs, whatever the business situation.

Why use foreign guarantees?

  • They enable you to bid for overseas business that you might not otherwise have considered tendering for
  • For the seller, improved credit-worthiness may allow you to negotiate better terms and conditions
  • They help your cash flow by enabling your buyers to release cash earlier
  • They protect your business against loss due to certain types of event or in certain market conditions

How to apply

Speak to a Trade Specialist

Customers with a turnover above £3m can request a call back

Our Trade Specialists are available for all customers to call regardless of turnover.

Call 0345 835 5722

We’re available from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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International Trade Portal

International trading is a big step forward for your business, but it can be difficult to know how to break into a new market.

International Business

Trading internationally can bring new benefits to your business. We’ll guide you through the next steps.