international trade finance, trade finance

Trade Finance

Is your company looking to increase international sales? Do you need help to secure financing to reach customers around the world? Our trade finance specialists take pride in their in-depth knowledge and expertise-- and are committed to providing strategic advice and customized solutions to fit your company's specific needs.

SunTrust can help you with a range of trade finance solutions, including pre-export working capital, insured foreign receivables financing and buyer financing. We also work closely with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), which lets us offer an even wider range of financing options....

Ex-Im Bank and SBA Export Working Capital

SunTrust is a preferred lender in the SBA’s Export Working Capital Program and the Ex-Im Bank’s Export Working Capital Program. In fact, for three consecutive years, SunTrust was honored as Export Lender of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration for providing working capital loans to U.S. exporters.

Our specialists can help you with pre- and post-export financing to provide funding for procurement, inventory, receivables or production of orders.

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.

A variety of goods and services are eligible, as long as they meet the Ex-Im Bank U.S. content requirements. Repayment terms up to 5 years are generally available for exports of capital equipment and services, depending on the amount of the financing.

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.


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

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