Export Financing

Free up cash flow and reduce your risk with export financing from Fifth Third Bank.

Achieve your international trade goals with risk mitigation and financing support from Fifth Third Bank.

Fifth Third Bank helps our clients fund their export-related production and sales by offering pre and post-export financing, including purchase of insured receivables. We also provide access to government programs that support loans against export-related inventory and work-in-process, and loans directly to foreign customers of our exporting clients.

Government-sponsored programs include those available through:

  • Export-Import Bank of the United States*
  • Export Development Corporation (Canada)
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Alternatives can help mitigate risk.

Longer payment terms allowed for foreign sales can tie up cash flow and strain borrowing availability. Alternatives for financing exports might involve arranging a pre-committed sale of the anticipated receivable or taking out credit insurance to cover non-payment. Although the exact protection differs, either alternative reduces or eliminates the foreign political and transfer risks.

Fifth Third clients often utilize private-sector credit and political risk insurance to meet their international risk management requirements. We actively support this approach, and offer various programs for financing insured receivables.

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Find out more about Fifth Third Bank Export Financing. Contact a Global Structured Trade Solutions Sales Representative or Product Specialist

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  1. Loans subject to credit review and approval.
  2. Deposit and credit products offered by Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.

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