Import Financing

Finance your purchases and take ownership earlier

Import Financing

Finance your purchases and take ownership earlier

At a Glance
With a range of import financing services, including import documentary credit (DC), documentary collections, and shipping guarantee, our customised trade financing solutions will help you manage your trade transactions effectively and free up your cashflow, so that you can focus on growing your business.

Personalised to you

Customised solutions, including import loans and a wide range of trade financing services, are available depending on your trading cycle



Import Financing solutions fund the purchase of your goods

Quick ownership

Our import financing services can be facilitated on a trust receipt basis such that we pay your seller first, enabling you to take possession of your goods earlier

Features & Benefits

Customisable Import Financing facilities

Structure them around your trading cycle to meet your business needs

Reduce your wait time

Submit applications for import financing services or provide settlement instructions via our DBS IDEAL online banking platform

Stay in the know

Learn immediately when your import loan is disbursed with our DBS IDEAL service

Save money

Reduce costs with our competitive financing rates

How to Apply

To apply for any of our import financing services, simply submit your application form at one of our Trade Collection Branches or Enterprise Banking Centres. Alternatively, you can apply via DBS IDEAL.

To borrow or not to borrow? Borrow only if you can repay!

Apply loan under HK$10 million
Apply loan over HK$10 million
Loan Advisor

Not sure which loan suits you or how much you need? Try our Loan Advisor tool for recommendations now!

Can I apply for Import Financing if I do not have a credit facility with DBS?

No, you must have a credit facility with DBS before we can finance your purchases. Please contact us if you require one and are interested in applying for our Import and Trade Financing, and a range of other loan services we offer to our valued customers.

Will DBS remind me when my import loan is due?

No. The loan amount due will be automatically debited from your account on the due date.  Please ensure that there are sufficient funds in your account.

Can I ask for an extension on the due date?

Yes, however, this is subject to approval. The import loan period must not exceed the maximum period granted in the letter of offer.

Can I repay the import loan before the due date?

Yes, however, you will be subject to a fee. Please contact us to find out more.

What is the overdue / default interest rate?

Please refer to this link: Overdue / Default rate