International Trade Services

Our Solutions

Open a world of opportunity for you and your business with import-export trade solutions from
City National's International Banking group.

Import Letters of Credit

Make payment commitments to your suppliers and make sure you're getting what you pay for. Includes Standby Letters of Credit.

Documentary Collections

We will serve as your intermediary, ensuring secure and timely delivery of import documents and payment to suppliers.

Acceptance Financing

A low-cost, short-term financing option that allows suppliers to be paid by the bank, and the client to reimburse the bank at a later date or maturity. 

International Wires

Move your funds electronically by wiring foreign currency to your overseas suppliers. Funds are delivered to their bank in their local currency in one-to-two business days.

Export Letters of Credit

Eliminate the credit risk of your foreign customer by substituting that of their foreign banker. Includes standby letters of credit.

Documentary Collections

Title documents are released by the bank only upon payment, allowing you to maintaining control of your goods.

Acceptance Financing

Exporters can request that City National discount or cash out a Letter of Credit at the time of negotiation (at sight), providing cash flow, while still granting the buyer's terms.

Working Capital Loans

We can develop a financing package with an Export-Import Bank of the United States’ (EXIM) guarantee to help you finance labor, material, assembly, or buy product for export.

International Wires

Reduce the time and cost of receiving payment, and guarantee that you have received funds in your account. We'll convert your foreign currency using our current rates.

Features & Benefits

Whether you're importing or exporting goods or services, City National's International Banking group can help optimize trade transactions so you have the competitive advantage. 

Manage Trade Activity Online

Monitor and manage trade services including letters of credit, documentary collections, and financing requests.

Reduce Risk

We can help you mitigate the risks of foreign transactions by providing safe, secure and guaranteed payment methods. 

Expedite Transactions

Reduce the time and cost of receiving funds, and guarantee that you have received those funds in your account.

Find Funding

We can help you get better pricing or credit terms from foreign suppliers, or obtain financing to increase your cash flow. 

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1. Foreign exchange services and products are subject to eligibility and suitability criteria. Please view our Foreign Exchange Sales and Trading Practices for more information.