Trade Finance & Guarantees

A range of payment risk management and guarantee products for companies trading internationally.

Allied Irish Bank (GB) offers a range of trade finance products to help your business identify and manage the risks associated with international trade. These include payment products such as Letters of Credit and Documentary Collections, in addition to tailor made solutions to enable you to meet your individual needs. We also provide guarantees to help companies win international contracts and tenders. It’s common for a foreign buyer to ask for a bank guarantee as an indication that the company is serious and will, if awarded the contract, perform in accordance with its agreed terms.

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    Features & Benefits

    • We offer standard payment products such as Letters of Credit and Documentary Collections.
    • We can also provide tailor-made solutions to meet your individual needs.
    • Bid/Tender guarantees can be issued to accompany tender documents to reflect your serious intent in seeking the contract.
    • Performance Guarantees can be issued once the contract has been awarded to provide assurance to the buyer of your ability and willingness to complete the contract.
    • Other guarantees such as Advance Payment Guarantees or Warranty Guarantees etc. can be provided to meet your specific needs.

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Talk to Us

Simply call +44 (0)20 7309 3170 (lines are open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm excluding Bank Holidays). We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about Trade Finance and Guarantees. 


You can write to us at:


Allied Irish Bank (GB)

Customer Treasury Services

St Helen’s

1 Undershaft





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