international trade finance, trade finance

Trade Finance

Is your company looking to increase international sales? Let SunTrust help you secure the financing you need to reach customers around the world.

We offer a complete range of trade finance solutions, including pre-export working capital, insured foreign receivables financing and buyer financing. SunTrust also offers Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and Small Business Administration (SBA) export working capital loans. In fact, we were recently named the SBA’s Export Lender of the Year for providing the most export working capital loans to U.S. businesses in 2011.

Our trade finance specialists take pride in their in-depth knowledge and expertise—and are committed to providing sophisticated advice and customized solutions to fit your company’s specific needs.

To speak with a SunTrust representative call 404.813.1030.

Ex-Im Bank and SBA export working capital

We are a preferred lender in the SBA’s Export Working Capital Program and the Ex-Im Bank’s Export Working Capital Program. We can assist with:

  • Quick loan decisions
  • Pre- and post-export financing
  • Funding for procurement, inventory, receivables or production of orders

Ex-Im Bank medium-term buyer financing

Exporters are often asked to provide the financing to help close a sale. This is particularly true in emerging markets, where interest rates are high and bank financing is limited. Through our partnership with the Ex-Im Bank, SunTrust can provide financing to qualified overseas buyers of U.S. products and services. Ex-Im Bank provides the credit insurance that guarantees the seller gets repaid.

SBA export financing

As a Preferred SBA Lender, SunTrust makes Export Express loans to exporters who have been in operation for at least one year and meet other SBA criteria for eligibility. Our Export Express program allows us to approve SBA-qualified loans with our own paperwork, documents and guidelines—and in less time than the standard SBA approval process. Qualified exporters can borrow as much as $500,000 for terms ranging from five to 25 years.


Financing subject to standard credit criteria. Important Note: In all cases, SBA policy requirements supersede SunTrust’s credit quality requirements.

Contact Us

To reach a SunTrust representative:

  • 404.813.1030

Securities, Investment and Insurance Products and Services:

  • Are Not FDIC or any other Government Agency Insured
  • Are Not Bank Guaranteed
  • May Lose Value

© 2014 SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Equal Housing SunTrust Bank is an Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.

Equal Housing Equal Housing Lender. SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.

SunTrust, SunTrust Mortgage, SunTrust at Work, SunTrust Mobile Banking, SunTrust PortfolioView, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, SunTrust Solid Theft Protection, Ridgeworth Funds, RidgeWorth Capital Management, Wealth Select, AMC Fund Select, AMC Pinnacle, AMC Premier, Access 3, Bank Your Way Snapshot, Signature Advantage Brokerage, Custom Choice and Sure Pay are federally registered service marks of SunTrust Banks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Services provided by the following affiliates of SunTrust Banks, Inc.: Banking and trust products, including investment advisory products and services, are provided by SunTrust Bank, member FDIC; securities, insurance (including annuities), and other investment products and services are provided by SunTrust Investment Services, Inc., an SEC registered broker/dealer and a member of the FINRA and SIPC, and a licensed insurance agency; investment advisory products and services are offered by SunTrust Investment Services, Inc. and Ridgeworth Capital Management, Inc.; mortgage products and services are provided by SunTrust Mortgage, Inc.

SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. - NMLS #2915, 901 Semmes Avenue, Richmond, VA 23224, toll free 1-800-634-7928 CA: licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, IL: Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee, MA: Mortgage Lender license #-ML-2915, NH: licensed by the New Hampshire Banking Department, NJ: Mortgage Banker License - New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, and RI: Rhode Island Licensed Lender. © 2014 SunTrust Banks, Inc. SunTrust and SunTrust Mortgage are federally registered service marks of SunTrust Banks, Inc. How can we help you shine? is a service mark of SunTrust Banks, Inc.

"SunTrust Advisors" may be officers and/or associated persons of the following affiliates of SunTrust Banks, Inc.: SunTrust Bank, our commercial bank, which provides banking, trust and asset management services; SunTrust Investment Services, Inc., an SEC registered investment adviser and broker-dealer, which is a member of FINRA and SIPC, and a licensed insurance agency, and which provides securities, annuities and life insurance products, and other investment services.

SunTrust Private Wealth Management, International Wealth Management, Business Owner Specialty Group, Sports and Entertainment Group, and Legal and Medical Specialty Groups are marketing names used by SunTrust Banks, Inc., SunTrust Investment Services, Inc., and Ridgeworth Capital Management, Inc.

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is the trade name for the corporate and investment banking services of SunTrust Banks, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC.