Citi's Trade Solutions provide an array of products that enable importers and exporters to conduct, monitor, and control international commercial transactions including mitigating associated risks. Citi provides financing solutions to both importers and exporters, which help to manage their payables and receivables. Due to our global presence, we can offer our customers extensive knowledge of trade flows, legal and regulatory requirements, and country specific information. Our global presence also allows us to take end-to-end approach in commercial transactions, improving their efficiency.
Head of Trade, South Africa: Nazeer Haffejee +27 11 944 0116
Andre Gouws: Sales Africa Head +27 11 944 0770
Wendy Mazibuko: Trade Transaction Owner 0800 022 484
The increasing competition for international business makes speedy access to innovative trade financing vital to the success of a commercial contract. Often, the ability of your suppliers, distributors or customers to fund their transactions can impact the success of your cross-border business. Citi provides innovative solutions to your financing needs.
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Since this product is a custom-made solution to meet your specific transaction needs, please contact Keith Marshall +27-11-944-0796, who will be happy to assist you with your requirements.
Provides accelerated cash flow and increased liquidity to exporters.
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Electronic Banking Transactions are completed faster by using CitiDirect® Online Banking, our internet based platform can be used for both cash and trade transactions instead of relying on slower means such as mail, fax or telex.Futhermore, import letters of credit, Export letters of credit and amendments are delivered electronically via CitiDirect® Online Banking.
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Citi supports every aspect of the documentary trade transaction, from issuing, advising, amending, confirming and paying letters of credit, to the settlement and administration of documentary collections and guarantees. Our objective is to help you automate and speed-up predominantly manual trade processes using leading-edge technology and our broad range of trade services, including:
Citi issues letters of credit on behalf of thousands of companies world-wide, enabling shipments to take place and allowing commercial trade transactions to proceed swiftly and efficiently. Citi enables you to initiate letters of credit electronically, easily track the status of your transactions, centralize your company's letter of credit reporting and improve administrative efficiency.
The breadth of Citi's on-the-ground presence in over 100 countries, coupled with the scale of our trade organization, means that we often act for both importer and exporter in the same transaction. This multiple involvement means we handle all documentation, providing importers and exporters with an efficient service. Citi offers flexible services, handling all or any part of the Import Letter of Credit process.
Citi is one of the largest issuers of commercial letters of credit in the United States. Each year Citi issues, advises and confirms letters of credit in favor of thousands of exporting companies globally.
As Citi's on the ground branch network spans more than 100 countries and deals with over 3,000 correspondents, communications are more efficient and payments can be faster. Wherever you wish to conduct trade you are supported by our knowledge of local trade practices and global expertise.
By centralizing your export letters of credit through a single bank, your administrative efficiency is enhanced. You can receive reports on outstanding transactions, shorten payment cycles and benefit from Citi's expertise and established relationships in local markets globally.
Citi can help you arrange export letter of credit confirmations speedily and efficiently. Citi's global branch network in over 100 countries has the local knowledge you need to manage your risk exposure effectively.
Citi Letter of Credit Confirmations assure you of payment by the confirming Citi branch. This is of particular importance to you where you perceive the performance of the issuing bank or the stability of the issuing bank's country to be at risk. Citi's global branch network confirms letters of credit issued by banks around the world. Confirmation of other banks Letters of credit are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Let Citi help you simplify the administration of your documentary import collections. Citi Documentary Import Collections simplify the administration of commercial trade transactions, and reassure your trading partner of prompt remittance of payment.
Citi Direct Export Collections offer an alternative to letters of credit for the administration of commercial trade transactions. However, while they do help safeguard the exporter's title to goods until payment has been received, unlike letters of credit, all credit and country risk remains with the exporter and there is no engagement by the bank to cover these risks. For this reason, direct export collections are less costly than letters of credit and, where the exporter is comfortable with these risks, they offer a practical and efficient solution.
Other benefits include the ability to electronically initiate export collections, centralize the management of export receivables , track outstanding collections, know when payments are made, and improve the reconcilement and administration of your export processing.
Citi is a leading issuer of Standby Letters of Credit. Bid and performance standby letters of credit help mitigate the risk of a bidder's failure to perform on the bid,s or a contract party's failure to fulfill the terms of the contract. These instruments, for example, may be used to guarantee a builder's obligation to complete construction of a project or to support a seller's promise to deliver goods. The instrument is issued by Citi and is payable to the beneficiary upon the beneficiary's presentation of conforming documents specified in the instrument.
The recourse is exercised only in the following situations:
Since this product is a custom-made solution to meet your specific transaction needs, please contact Natasha Robinson 27 (0)11 9440321, who will be happy to assist you with your requirements.
CitiDirect® Online Banking is Citi's web-based banking platform, which puts all your corporate banking functions in one secure place, giving you centralized acces to your account information in real-time around the globe, right from your desktop. An evolving array of our products are available on CitiDirect® Online Banking, and currently covers Payments , WorldLink Multicurrency Payments System and Trade Services.
CitiDirect® Online Banking provides a single window for making both local currency ZAR and foreign currency payments.
If you would like to find out more about how CitiDirect® Online Banking could work for you, please contact CitiService