Documentary collection

Payment security in international trade

Documentary collection is ideal if there is a relationship of trust between you and your business partner and the economic environment also does not pose any particular risks.

Documentary collection at a glance


Based on a relationship of trust between buyer and seller

Protection for both parties

Payment security for the seller and delivery security for the buyer

A happy medium

Compromise solution between security and costs

  • Offers more security than delivery against open account
  • Covers fewer risks than a documentary credit, but is cheaper
  • Participating banks assume no financial responsibility

Documentary collection in a nutshell

Advice for your international business

  • Comprehensive advice from experienced corporate client advisors and product specialists
  • Digital solutions tailored to corporate clients
  • Access and assistance from our global network of experts

Our experts are here for you – we look forward to speaking with you.

Manage all of your trade financing in E-Banking

With UBS Digital Trade Finance, you open and process documentary credits, documentary collections and bank guarantees simply via E-Banking.