Global Trade Solutions

Connecting the world through trade

A world where your ideas travel faster, trade is digital and safer, and your business can grow with confidence. HSBC is your trusted strategic partner for your trade needs – providing you with insight, helping you spot opportunities and risks, and making sense of an ever changing world.

For more than 155 years, HSBC has been financing trade in some of the most vibrant markets globally. Our rich trade history is now a modern-day strength as we support businesses to grow globally, make new connections, expand into new markets, and navigate an ever-changing landscape.

Vivek Ramachandran

Vivek Ramachandran

Head of Global Trade Solutions | HSBC

Our awards


Voted the World’s Best Trade Finance Service Bank for 7 consecutive years by Euromoney1


The World’s Best Transaction Bank by The Banker2

World’s largest trade bank providing you access to 90% of global trade flows3

5,000+ trade specialists spanning more than 50+ markets4

We facilitated $850bn of trade in 20235

We understand that running a growing business is challenging…

  • Understanding local market nuances related to global expansion
  • Improving supply chain resilience
  • Finding trustworthy new buyers and suppliers in new markets
  • Managing ESG transition
  • Optimising working capital and cashflow management

We can help you navigate these challenges and support your growth ambitions.

We’ve been partnering with companies like yours to support their trade ambitions for more than 155 years.

Global connectors

As a global connector, HSBC’s footprint gives you access to 90% of world trade flows*. This expansive network provides you with a powerful mixture of local, regional, and global knowledge to help you spot new growth opportunities in your sector and help you to tackle challenges that come with running a business.

Innovative problem solvers

We strive to develop and deliver innovative solutions. Today, we’re seeking new ways to help companies like yours expand offshore, building new tech partners to reduce paper from trade, or creating new platforms to facilitate e-commerce.

Strategic partners

We are believers in forging long-term strategic partnerships with our clients including buyers and sellers across the supply chain ecosystem around the world.

With HSBC, the world becomes a more connected place. A place where your business can growth faster and safer.

Being able to connect and trade with confidence is crucial when it comes to expanding internationally. We need a bank that has presence and knowledge of the markets that we’re dealing in.

CEO of a fast growth mid-market firm specialising in tech manufacturing based in Shenzhen

Our solutions and product suite

We are here to help you trade with greater confidence and achieve your business ambitions.

Documentary Credit

Grow your trading relationships confidently with a Documentary Credit, mitigating the payment risks associated with cross-border trade and improving your cash flow.


A faster, simpler digital trade finance solution that empowers you to draw your loan and make timely payments to suppliers immediately.

Working Capital Optimisation Solutions

Run a more efficient business with faster access to liquidity and the ability to unlock funds to optimise your working capital.

International Trade Growth Solutions

Expand your business into new markets, driving your sales and distribution networks to capitalise on new growth opportunities.

Supply Chain Finance Solutions

Strengthen partnerships with your key suppliers around the world while building liquidity into your supply chain with our Supply Chain Finance Solutions.

Sustainable Trade Finance solutions

Build a more sustainable trade business with our solutions that can for example help you decarbonise your supply chain, support renewable energy and social development initiatives.

Client stories

How we’ve taken our clients to the global stage.

DHL & HSBC: a truly global partnership

“We’re in a huge number of geographies and we need any number of cash management services, treasury bank guarantees and a lot more. And HSBC are there when we need them to provide those services to us.” John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express

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Isle of Harris Distillers & HSBC: How we’re taking Harris to the world while giving the community a boost

“We wanted to do something to re-energise the economy of Harris and in doing so create a business that provided long-term employment. HSBC demonstrated an understanding of the challenges a young business had, particularly one that was quite distinctive by its location, and that relationship has evolved and developed ever since.” Ron MacEachran, Executive Chairman and CFO

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Our business is increasingly complex, and we need more sophisticated financing solutions. As the treasurer, it’s hard for me to focus on financials while staying ahead of risks. I need a partner to smooth the path for both growth and risk.

Group Treasurer of a UK-listed mid-tier international accounting firm

Standard Trade Terms

Please refer to our Standard Trade Terms for details of our trade policies in specific countries or jurisdictions.

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