Local and international trade finance for SMEs in South Africa.

Scale your business with cash-freeing trade finance. Geddes offers structured trade finance facilities that are individually tailored to suit your business’s unique requirements.

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Initial facilities of up to R2m
Credit terms up to 90 days
Secured financial capital

We support the following transactions

Payment of stock
Forwarding and clearing costs
Transportation & insurance costs
Inventory Finance
Purchase Order Finance
Customs VAT & duties payable
Import Finance

How we can help you

Goods Funding

We pay your local and international suppliers:

  • Upfront supplier payments to enable your business to make bulk purchases and negotiate discounts.
  • Payments of purchase orders that your company may be struggling to paty.

Import Finance

We can assist with making the stressful process of physical shipping easier

  • Processing of marine insurance and claims.
  • Optimal and effective route management.
  • Accurate landed cost analysis to include duties, tariffs and VAT.
  • Assurance of paperwork compliance on your behalf with customs, port health and other authorities.

Risk Management and Trade Structuring

Consult us to identify, assess and control your trade finance: legal, strategic and security risks

  • Foreign currency hedging.
  • Risk management and mitigation.
  • Expertise in how to structure your international trade opportunities.

Trader Connecting

Utilise our vast network of trustworthy buyers and suppliers

  • Correspondence with international and local off-takers if your buyer falls through.
  • Exploit our relationships with buyers and suppliers in a variety of sectors, including mining, construction, agricultural products, retail, and much more.

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Minimum Requirements

  • Business must be a (Pty) Ltd or CC
  • Must have been trading for at least 12 months
  • Minimum annual turnover of R250,000 for local trade finance and R500,000 for international trade finance
  • Viable trade metrics with a healthy margin (typically a minimum of 30%)

How to apply

01. Apply Online

Fill in an online application covering your credibility to receive trade finance services.

02. Meet Our Team

If you meet our criteria, we’ll set up a call to answer your questions and ask a couple of questions of our own.

03. Final Checks

You’ll do some quick paperwork and send us your supporting documents while we complete your due diligence checklist.

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Start funding your trade with Geddes Capital today.

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