If you're shipping goods internationally, your buyer can issue a letter of credit through their bank. Their bank will guarantee payment, but won't make the payment until you've sent documents proving the goods are on the way.

Key features and benefits

  • The buyer's bank guarantees payment.

  • You know you're going to get paid for what you ship.

  • Your buyer can be more confident that they'll get what they ordered.

How it works

Confirmation of export letters of credit

Sometimes, you might need a little more confidence that your risks are covered. If you’re worried about your buyer’s bank – or they’re in a country that you think may not be financially stable – you can contact us to confirm the letter of credit.

If we confirm the export letter of credit, it means that the risk of non-payment will be on us, instead of the buyer’s bank, so you’ll stay protected.

If you want to have a export letter of credit confirmed, call us on 0800 222 490 or email international@kiwibank.co.nz. If we agree to confirm the letter, you’ll be charged a fee.

Talk to us

To find out more about export letters of credit and for pricing information, get in touch with our business banking team.

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Call our business banking team on 0800 601 601, or +64 4 803 1646 if you’re calling from overseas. Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm.