An export factoring facility in the amount of USD 5.5 million was provided by Tradewind Finance to a trader of consumer electronics in Hong Kong. The revolving facility will be used to improve its working capital for the purchase of raw materials and export to Europe and the United States.
With 20 years of experience in the manufacture and trade of consumer electronics, the company has developed a customer base that includes several prominent global brands while maintaining good relationships with its suppliers. However, as more and more buyers requested to trade on credit terms, the company began to encounter tight cash flow.
Though it had worked with a bank and a different factoring firm in the past, the company switched to Tradewind Finance because of its reputation of high-quality service in the trade finance industry. Unlike traditional bank loans, the factoring service Tradewind Finance provides is mainly based on the buyer’s credibility rather than on a pledge of fixed assets or personal guarantee, which was attractive to the company.
With the USD 5.5 million in funding from Tradewind Finance, the company was able to release the cash flow tied up in its receivables, which allowed it to get back 90% of the value of its invoices, manage orders with 90-day payment terms, and pay suppliers earlier to secure good pricing.
“Tradewind’s dynamic and tailor-made services has enabled our client to better answer their funding needs and continue on the growth journey of their business. In addition, our credit insurance coverage helps to mitigate trade risk, which is important particularly in the current challenging market,” said Dickson Au, Regional Commercial Leader – Far East, at Tradewind Hong Kong.
About Tradewind Finance
Founded in 2000, Tradewind Finance maintains a network of offices all over the world, including Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, India, Pakistan, Peru, Turkey, UAE, and the USA as well as the headquarters in Germany. Combining financing, credit protection, and collections into a single suite of trade finance products, Tradewind brings streamlined, flexible, and best-in-class services to the world’s exporters and importers.