A documentary credit is used to facilitate the import and export of goods between countries. The issuing bank guarantees payment independently of the importer if all terms and conditions have been met. The confirming bank adds its guarantee of payment to that of the issuing bank and importer in terms of bank and country risk.
Period and Repayment
Up to 12 months reviewable annually for formalized revolving limits
Up to 180 days for temporary one-off.
The period may vary as agreed by the parties.
Benefits to the customer
The benefits of letters of credit to the customer are:
Quick and efficient settlement