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Trade Finance

An extensive knowledge of the commodity sectors enables BIC-BRED (Suisse) SA to finance the needs of its clients:


  • Traders

  • Exporters

  • Importers

  • Distributors and/or primary processors


Our offer of financing covers, on a selective base, the needs of our clients for:


  • Pre-financing

  • Inland transport stages

  • Warehousing stages

  • Marine transport stages

  • Securing the collection of the proceeds of the sale of goods on behalf of our clients

  • Hedging solutions for prices and/or FX risks


Food and agricultural products, as well as fertilizers, are key elements of international trade and of the economy.  The volume of their trade is driven by population growth and economic development.


BIC-BRED (Suisse) SA supports its customers in the financing of these commodities, which are as diverse as grains, oilseeds, vegetable oil, tropical products (coffee, cocoa, sugar, cotton…), as well as mineral and chemical fertilizers.


BIC-BRED (Suisse) SA handles financing metal traders; ferrous (steel, iron ore) and non-ferrous (main metals and alloys quoted on the London Metal Exchange, copper, aluminium, nickel, zinc…).


Financing of transport: inland (road and rail) and marine. Financing of inventories at the port in emerging markets, margin call financing on the LME, discounting of L/Cs are the main services offered.

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BIC-BRED (Suisse) SA is involved in the transactional financing of crude oil , refined products, natural gas and LPG… (by way of issuing, advising, confirming documentary or stand-by letters of credit as well as Letters of Indemnity).


It provides pre-financing in favour of producers and for the processing of refineries, Futures transactions (hedging) covering the price risk, financing of the logistics and lastly, the credit risks from the final buyers.


To contribute to a safer and more reliable trading finance environment, BIC-BRED (Suisse) provides a link to a new certification service: Trakk by Komgo

Trakk is a tool that increases the security of digital documents exchanged between multiple parties via email or other electronic means. Trakk will generate a clear audit trail of actions performed against each document that all parties can see in real-time.

Drag and drop a PDF document already registered on Komgo Trakk you have received from third parties to check its authenticity.

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