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Documentary Credit Advising

Verify the authenticity of your Documentary Credit

Enjoy greater security and convenience with DBS Documentary Credit Advising. We authenticate your inbound Documentary Credit, providing you with assurances that it comes from a genuine source. We also offer greater convenience by notifying you upon its arrival. You can choose to safeguard your original Documentary Credit with DBS.


Why choose DBS Documentary Credit Advising?

  • Grow your business with the Best Trade Finance Bank in Singapore, as named by Alpha Southeast Asia and The Asia Banker in 2012. We also received this accolade from Global Finance in 2012, for the 8th consecutive year
  • Access a global network with DBS. We have more than 6,000 correspondent relationships and authentication arrangements with banks worldwide
  • Safeguard your original Documentary Credit with DBS, which means there’s no need for you to spend time collecting it. Simply sign up to enjoy this service
  • Stay informed and save time with our notification service. We notify you by phone or fax when we receive new Documentary Credit. Users of IDEAL™, our online banking platform, will be notified by email, sms or fax.


How do I know that DBS has received the Documentary Credit?

We will notify you by phone or fax when we receive the Documentary Credit. IDEAL™ users will be notified by email, sms or fax.

Where do I collect my Documentary Credit?

Our trade operations officer will contact you to arrange your preferred collection point.

Will the Documentary Credit be authenticated by DBS?

Yes, we’ll authenticate all Documentary Credit received.

Can you authenticate the Documentary Credit if it’s received in hardcopy?

Yes, we will verify the issuing bank’s signature on the hardcopy Documentary Credit and advise you after it’s been authenticated.

How do I make amendments to the Documentary Credit?

If you need to make changes to your Documentary Credit, please contact your buyer directly. They will then ask the issuing bank to make the changes. Upon receipt of the amendments, we’ll contact you via phone or fax.

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