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International and domestic trade is highly complex and involves a web of intricate risks. Trade Finance delivers fast, efficient, reliable and comprehensive solutions for every stage of a client's trade value chain to support their foreign trade activities

Trade Services

Bank AL Habib Ltd has been offering its expertise and experience in Trade Finance to its customers since its inception. It is one of the leading Trade Finance bank of Pakistan. The bank maintains a global network of correspondent banks in addition to its network of local and overseas offices; which are strategically placed to support the domestic, regional and global trade finance requirements of its customers.

It provides an entire range of trade finance services which includes import and export activities such as issuing of Letters of Credit, purchasing export documents, providing guarantees and other support services to facilitate your trading business needs.


We assist businesses to trade overseas securely and cost effectively. We offer import and export businesses access to guarantees, global payments, trade finance and foreign exchange services, as well as providing expert technical assistance to help you gain from international opportunities.


  • Establishment of Import Letter of Credit. (Inland & Foreign)
  • Import Collections
  • Import Contract Registration
  • Open Account Transactions
  • Import Advance Payments
  • Financing for the importers by way of FTR, FIM, FCIF etc.


  • Export LC advising & confirmation.
  • Purchase of documents (FDBP) presented under LCs.
  • Documentary Collections
  • Pre and post shipment financing to the exporters such as FEBP, FAPC, FAFB, FCEF etc.
  • Arrangements to process documents submitted on contract basis to collect proceeds of export bills.

Trade Financing/Discounting

  • Bill Purchase /Negotiation
  • Foreign Currency Bill Discounting
  • Foreign Currency Export Finance
  • SBP ERF/IERF Rupee Discounting
  • SBP ERF/IERF Financing
  • Finance Against Packing Credit (Own Sources)
  • Finance Against Foreign Bills (Own Sources)
  • Finance against Imported Merchandise
  • Finance against Trust Receipt
  • Foreign Currency Import Finance
  • Temporary Economic Refinance facility (TERF)
  • Long Term Finance Facility (LTFF )

Specialized Services

  • Booking of Forwards contracts for Import and Export transactions as per SBP Regulations
  • Discounting of Letters of Guarantee

Other Foreign Exchange Services

  • Inward & Outward Foreign Remittances of different categories as per SBP Foreign Exchange Circulars and FE Manual
  • Foreign Direct Investment Remittance as per SBP Foreign Exchange Circulars and FE Manual
  • Equity Investment Abroad as per SBP Foreign Exchange Circulars and FE Manual
  • Foreign Currency Loans as per SBP Foreign Exchange Circulars and FE Manual

All FX and Trade services are governed by current applicable regulations of the State Bank of Pakistan. For any queries, kindly contact your BAHL branch.

Trade Services

Local And Foreign Guarantees

  • Issuance of guarantees against counter guarantees of Correspondent Banks
  • Issuance of guarantees (SBLCs, Performance Bonds, Bid Bonds and Advance Payment Guarantees, etc.) through our correspondents under our counter guarantees.