Guarantees

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If your business does not have the level of security your bank needs to approve finance for an eligible export-related transaction or international expansion, we could help.

Working with your bank, we can provide a guarantee so your business can get access to the additional finance it needs.

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Help to expand your business internationally

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Support exports in emerging markets

The benefits of an Export Finance Australia guarantee


Our guarantee can enable your business:

  • to get access to finance from your bank, to deliver on your export transactions or international expansion to grow your international revenue
  • to access finance for pre and/or post-shipment finance
  • the flexibility to tailor the loan amount and term to meet business needs
  • to utilise anytime during availability period
  • link repayments to payments from export-related transactions
  • select a line of credit option, allowing multiple drawdowns and repayments during the loan term.

Our guarantee solutions

A guarantee from us can enable your bank to approve further finance for export-related transactions or expand your business internationally.

If you would like to apply for a guarantee, call us on 1800 093 724.

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Details on our guarantees and overseas direct investments

Guarantee options

Guarantee amount From $350,000
Establishment time From 4 weeks
Currencies available AU$ US$ £ €
Redraw functionality Yes
Online application No

Guarantee terms and rates

Interest rates  Determined by bank
Repayment structure  Determined by bank
Utilisation fee  4% - 6% p.a.
Export Finance Australia repayment structure Quarterly interest, principal based on contract

Application fees

$5,000 or 1% of the total loan (whichever is greater)
Other fees and charges apply, including utilisation and documentation fees

Who is eligible?

Revenue last financial year  Over $250K last financial year.

View our full key eligibility criteria here.

Whether your business requires support for a specific export-related transaction or to help you expand to new international markets, our guarantee can help you take on the world.

Our guarantee process

Step 1: Export contract

You enter into a contract with your overseas buyer or a business in an export supply chain OR

You have developed a strong business case to support your overseas expansion.

Step 2: Bank

You apply for finance with your bank to support your export contract or overseas expansion.

Step 3: Export Finance Australia application

You or your bank apply for a guarantee facility with us.

Step 4: Guarantee approved and provided

We provide you or your bank with a guarantee facility to support your export-related activities

Step 5: Bank funding

Your bank provides you with finance.

Step 6: Buyer repayments

A special account controlled by your bank is set up and used to repay drawings.

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To find out how we could support your business with a guarantee, get in touch with our team today.

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