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What is Export Finance?

Specialist finance for exporters

Selling overseas presents many opportunities for businesses as well as challenges, not least to cashflow. Export Finance helps by releasing the value of outstanding invoices allowing you to reduce your exposure, manage your cash flow and not have working capital tied up in goods while they are being shipped.

To help you overcome some of the complexities in trading internationally, our team can support you by managing your credit control and collecting payments from your overseas customers using our network of offices around the world.

DOWNLOAD | Our tips on starting new export relationships

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Can Export Finance help my business grow?

If you export, or are thinking about exporting

Your business could be suitable if:

  • Yes: you currently sell or wish to sell to customers overseas
  • Yes: you receive payments from customers in foreign currencies
  • Yes: you find the process of exporting to other countries complex and challenging
DOWNLOAD | Our tips on how to start new export relatioinships

Export Finance Key Facts

Key facts of Export Finance and the benefits you get working with one of the Ireland's leading alternative business finance providers. Bibby Financial Services has been helping businesses grow through exporting for over 15 years.


  • No limit to funding available for international sales for one or multiple customers
  • Get cash against your invoices as they are raised
  • Manage your account 24/7 with our Client Online service
  • Credit control service with foreign language capability through our network of international offices
  • Option to outsource credit control and sales ledger management
  • We can offer the additional service of Bad Debt Protection to protect your revenue



  • Max Funding: benefit from our in-depth understanding of global territories with no restrictions on funding limits due to debtor concentration or geographies
  • Speed: access to cash within 24 hours
  • Experience: support form our international teams who can provide language, currency, time and legal support
  • Foreign Exchange support: protection against currency volatility with our Foreign Exchange services
  • Control: option to manage your own credit control and sales ledger
  •  Personal: a relationship based approach and quicker funding decisions because you have a dedicated point of contact
  • Convenience: check your funding at any time with our 24/7 Client Online service
  • Security: option to protect revenues against customer defaults with Bad Debt Protection

How does Export Finance work

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Invoice your customer

And send a copy to us

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We pay up to 90% of the value of your invoice

Within 24hrs, allowing you to pay your staff, suppliers and take on new orders

Telephone contact

We collect payment

Leaving you to focus on running your business


We pay you any remaining balances

Minus any pre-agreed fees

Using Bibby Financial Services as a funding partner has enabled us to further our efforts in new markets and expand our exports internationally. As a global funder, BFS understands our business and our strategy, which has helped us every step of the way. Paul Paling, Financial Director, FSi Limited

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We also offer a confidential service

If you do not want your customers to know how you’re funded, or if you would prefer to keep your credit control function in-house, we can offer confidential invoice financing

This means we do not tell your customers that you are using a finance facility and you maintain the relationship with your customers, without their knowledge of our involvement.

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Helpful guide

We have created a useful guide to exporting overseas, which includes information on what to consider when expanding overseas, the regulations to be aware of and how you can minimise risk.

DOWNLOAD | Exporting Guide