Trade Finance Solutions


State-of-the-art and flexible financial solutions, tailored to the needs of your business, that enable you to enhance your liquidity, gain access to trade credits and eliminate F/X and credit risks. NBG liquidates your export receivables, discounts your commercial obligations, enhances and secures under its guarantee your international transactions.

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Import Trade Finance Solutions


Discounting Documentary Credits to Suppliers

A combination of tailor-made solutions depending on the market where you are active.

  • Access to commercial credits
  • Preferential unit prices of goods
  • Payment to your suppliers and repayment of your obligations so as to best suit your business cycle
  • Effective control of financial cost
  • Improved financial statements 
  • Enhanced negotiating profile 
  • Strengthened relationships with key suppliers


Suppliers' Guarantee and Approved Invoices Financing

NBG provides guarantees to suppliers and ensures purchase of business claims.

As strategic trade partners are important to your business, NBG extends its services to your suppliers by discounting your payables to them or providing guarantees or avalized promissory notes. In this way, you ensure:

  • Long-term and beneficial business relationships
  • Instant solution for suppliers regarding issues of liquidity without them needing to use their credit lines
  • Avoiding advance payments
  • Balance-sheet improvement 
  • Planning payables in line with receivables


Integrated Management and Financing of Payables and Receivables

Integrated monitoring, management, collection and payment solutions across the whole supply chain, from pacing an order through to selling the imported goods in the domestic market.

  • Easier access to financing when needed
  • Reduced administrative costs for monitoring payables and receivables
  • Advisory services and participation in the negotiations with suppliers and customers


Export Trade Finance Solutions


Discount Financing - Forfaiting

Ensure predefined terms for the purchase of your receivables as of the time of negotiation with your customer.

  • Undertaking of risks in te markets where you're active
  • Elimination of credit and other risks (interest rate and F/X risks) 
  • Enhancement of liquidity to cover your production cycle
  • Avoidance of the need to borrow utilizing credit lines for other operational needs
  • Improved financial statements
  • Combination with pre-financing option


Prepayment of Export Documentary Credits

If you receive foreign letters of credit, you don't need to wait for their payment date.

  • Liquidation of receivables
  • Enhancement of liquidity thereby enabling you to continue your production cycle without interruption
  • Elimination of country and counterparty risks
  • Ability to provide commercial credit to foreign customers
  • Enhance the competitiveness of your business
  • Access to new markets 
  • Pre-shipment financing option


Integrated Management and Financing of Payables and Receivables

Across the whole supply chain, from placing an order for raw materials through to collecting receivables from international purchasers, you can benefit from NBG's integrated services.

  • Financing of raw material purchases on favourable terms
  • Avoidance of advance payments
  • Enabling increase in turnover
  • Strengthening negotiating power with key suppliers
  • Planning payables so as to suit your business cycle
  • Reduced administrative costs for monitoring payables and receivables



NBG actively puts efforts to support the Greek export. We have entered into agreement with the Export Credit Insurance Organization (OAEP) regarding financing of exporting businesses against OAEP guaranteed credits / invoices.

Through its "OUTWARD ORIENTATION" programme, under Law 1796/88, OAEP insures companies that export Greek products against specific risks, at a coverage rate of 80% per invoice and up to the total insurance amount of €1,000,000 (revolving amount) per exporting company. Invoiced credits with tenor between one and four months are eligible.

  • Combination of credit insurance and financing
  • Revolving credit line up to € 1,000,000
  • Access to liquidity
  • Reduced financing margin
  • Ability to penetrate into new markets


For more information, stop by one of our Branches today!

Basic documentation

  1. Business legalization documents
  2. For businesses that keep B category account books:
    • Tax clearance certificate for the previous year
    • Ε1 and Ε3 tax forms for the last 3 years, Ε9 tax form (for the year 2005, plus any subsequent changes)
    • Current and previous year’s periodic VAT returns (where available).

For businesses that keep C category account books:

further to the above:

    • Balance sheets for the last three years
    • Recent balance sheet and the balance sheet of the corresponding month of the previous year.

For information on any additional documents required, simply visit any of our NBG Branch​es​ or call at +30 210 35 78 441, +30 210 35 78 430, +30 210 35 78 454.

​NBG offers you most of the Trade Finance products without recourse. Therefore, it assesses the data and requirements of each transaction and offers you the option of full coverage against any F/X risk as well as potential insolvency of your foreign debtors.