Documentary CollectionsDocumentary Collections

Documentary collections can provide an exporter and importer with a compromise between open account trading and documentary credits.

They offer the exporter a degree of security in the transaction as the Bank will have control over the goods through the title documents and can arrange for one of its overseas correspondents to release the documents only against payment or acceptance of a bill of exchange with payment at a future date.

Please note that banks have no payment obligations in documentary collections.

Documentary collections covers the followingDocumentary collections covers the following

Export
Use documentary collections as a secure and easy way to obtain payment.

Collections for exporters
Import
Documentary collections offer the possibility of payment on delivery.

Collections for importers
The collection process
Get an easy overview of the documentary collection process

Collection process
Rules and regulations
Documentary collections are subject to a set of international rules.

International rules
Collection glossary
We have compiled a glossary of terms often used in collections

See a glossary of collection terms
FAQ
We have compiled a list of FAQ about collections.

FAQ about collections

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Document Checklist
What to look out for in every document involved in the documentary credit process:

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