Export finance

Simplifying business

Export finance is appropriate if you require additional liquidity to export your goods, your buyers abroad require finance or you need prefinancing in the production phase. This will allow you to take advantage of the opportunities presented by business abroad while at the same time minimizing risk.

Export finance at a glance

Sales promotion

You can also offer financing to your buyer

Export risk insurance (SERV)

Covers up to 95% of buyer and country risk

Credit options

Manufacturing, supplier and buyer credits

  • Foreign buyers often require financing in order to do business at all.
  • You safeguard your liquidity during the production phase.
  • SERV (Swiss Export Risk Insurance) covers political, transfer, del credere, manufacturing and other risks.
  • The interest rate can be fixed for the entire term.
  • Payment is made after the contractually agreed services or goods have been provided.
  • Export financing is also possible without SERV cover.

What’s the right financing?

With supplier credit, as an exporter you offer your goods to the buyer with financing (the financing is indicated directly in the supplier agreement). For business transactions covered by SERV, you can assign your receivable to us, thus safeguarding your liquidity.

UBS provides the buyer with a credit for financing the purchase of your goods (separate credit agreement). As an exporter, you receive your money immediately after delivery. Framework credit agreements between UBS and banks in various export markets enable standardized buyer credits.

With a UBS manufacturing credit covered by SERV, you can prefinance the manufacture of your export goods per project, without having to provide additional guarantees or using up your existing credit facility.

In this situation we’ll find a solution together so that you can still export.

Foreign countries (such as Germany, France and Austria) also promote exports by providing export risk insurance. You can capitalize this if you import foreign products into Switzerland, for example by securing liquidity at attractive conditions in the form of import finance from UBS.

Export finance in a nutshell

Advice for your international business

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Manage all of your trade financing in E-Banking

With UBS Trade Finance Access you can open and process documentary credits, documentary collections and bank guarantees easily via E-Banking.