Opening new doors
Businesses are often unable to gain access to financing when they need it. In addition to that, Financial Institutions continue to suffer from lack of transparency and accurate trade data to enable them to make informed decisions and lend to businesses accordingly.
Our view is that money should never be a barrier for legitimate businesses wanting to expand and make their mark in global trade. That's why we've developed DP World Trade Finance, to create access to affordable working capital and open opportunities for businesses to help global trade flow.Apply now
Trade Finance sits at the heart of our complete end-to-end logistics offering, connecting businesses across the globe.
DP World’s extensive network across the globe provides visibility on trade data and with its capabilities to control the underlying cargo, will help lenders connect with businesses, accurately assess risks, derive comfort, and provide credit whilst businesses gain access to affordable and innovative financing options.
DP World Trade Finance not only works with traditional banking institutions but brings in new-age alternative lenders, complimented by establishing its own lending capabilities, increasing financing options and capacity for businesses. All these businesses are thoroughly vetted, so Financial Institutions can lend with confidence.
Why is this important?
Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) account for 50% of global trade. However, only 10% of lending from the current financial ecosystem goes to these companies, usually at an excessive cost. This means, the businesses driving half of world trade cannot access the finance they need to import, export, or grow.
Financial Institutions traditionally see SMEs as high-risk as they rarely have substantial credit histories. As a result, there is a $1.7 trillion trade gap. At a time of global inflation, this is a vicious circle. Increasing costs are making access to credit even more important and this block to global trade then acts as an inflationary pressure.
Through DP World Trade Finance, however, we are changing that for the better, providing opportunities for businesses of all sizes by offering:
- Invoice Factoring
- Invoice Discounting
- Reverse Factoring
- Trade Payables Financing
- Supply Chain Finance
For business owners
From SMEs to fledgling entrepreneurs and large corporates, the primary advantage of what DP World Trade Finance offers is accessibility. Businesses that partner with us can quickly increase order flow and reach international customers that were previously inaccessible due to financial barriers.
Our platform is focused on finding the best solution for businesses, as quickly as possible. We enable swift access to working capital solutions by digitising trade documentation to offer better control to financiers and help businesses become bankable.
For financial institutions
As a leading smart logistics provider, we have been connecting geographies and businesses for over 50 years. During this time, we have built a network of elite financial partners – and our portfolio is always growing.
We know that information is important to them, so we utilise the power of the wider DP World network to bring real trade data passing through our global ports and logistics network to give Financial Institutions the visibility and control they need to accurately assess credit and compliance risks.
How does it work?
We designed DP World Trade Finance to unlock new opportunities for businesses. We achieve this by giving them a simple digital platform to easily access finance options in a way that works for them, rather than needing to jump through the hoops of prohibitive financial requirements and copious documentation.
To help Financial Institutions assess companies, we provide unique data, visibility, and transparency on global trade movements to help them with better risk assessments and quickly identify viability of new businesses, thereby expediting the entire process for all.
We are reducing costs across the supply chain by providing both the capital and the logistics solution by bundling DP World’s financing and logistics capabilities, so that businesses can expand their operations.