We’d like to introduce our global supply chain finance solution – perfect for international trading.
Global tradefinance solutions
As a successful global trading company, you already have deep banking relationships. What you may miss is a fully flexible global trade finance facility, ready to fund the deals that need to be done fast or that don’t meet your bank's strict criteria.
“Tricky to fund” shipments can often tie up capital – with a Woodsford Tradebridge facility you can release that cash back into your business to fund growth.
Be a market leader
Disrupt the status quo with working capital flexibility that supports innovation. Become more agile and responsive to opportunities in your market.
Increase production capacity or bring on new suppliers to fulfil your international order book, however long your cash conversion cycle.
We support global trade finance requirements
We make strong businesses nimble
Our supply chain finance programmes are secured on your strong balance sheet. That means you can deploy funding fast to secure opportunities.
We invest in your business
Global trade is in our DNA. Our senior team all grew up in global companies - in the commodities, defence and engineering sectors. So when it comes to global trade, we understand your issues.
You can bank on us
With a range of funding sources plus our own private capital, we offer unparalleled flexibility to meet the needs of international businesses.
Add flexibility to your working capital facilities
We work across all key trading sectors
From textiles to oil, food to technology and industrial engineering, we support every industry sector, with particular experience in three sectors that benefit most from working capital flexibility:
Petroleum and petrochemicals
Metals and metal processing
We understand that your business is complex and won’t always fit your bank's rule book.
There are reputable suppliers in almost every country. We will take time to assess your vital supply chain partners on a case by case basis.
Your key suppliers will not necessarily be located next to an international port, making it difficult to secure funding when required. We can structure a solution to help.
The best opportunities don’t always come as neatly packaged as your bank would like. Once in place, we can execute transactions in the time frame you need.
A $3.5b turnover Singapore based petroleum trading client uses their Woodsford Tradebridge supply chain finance facility as a rapidly deployable working capital line.
This allows them to seize opportunities that would otherwise have tied up cash, or slipped through their fingers.
“From animal feeds through to metals and petro-chemicals, our international clients all benefit hugely from additional working capital facilities.”
Amer Matar, Director Global Supply Chain Finance
In the last five years, we have funded business growth with over £0.5 billion in supply chain finance facilities
Jurisdiction – we fund clients or subsidiaries based in the UK, EEA. Switzerland, Dubai, Singapore and Australia.
Initial facility size - $3-10m
Suppliers – compliant with UK/EU sanctions and AML obligations
Currencies – USD, EUR, AUD, GBP
Security requirements – typically none, if you meet our lending criteria
Credit insurance – cover under our credit insurance lines is generally required