Advance Payment Guarantee

Advance payment guarantees are used primarily in connection with contracts for substantial capital goods under which it has been agreed that the importer will pay part of the purchase amount in advance. An advance payment guarantee ensures that the exporter will pay back the advance payment if they fail to meet their contractual obligations.

Below are two common examples of an advance payment guarantee.

To apply for an advance payment guarantee, please find an electronic application in Business Online/District to be completed and submitted.

  • Advance Payment - on demand

    Advance Payment - on demand

    Name of address of beneficiary

     

    Guarantee no.
    Amount
    Date of Expiry

    At the request of (name and address of applicant), we hereby guarantee you irrevocably for the above maximum amount to secure refund of the advance payment that you have made to them in connection with the terms of a contract covering their supply to you of (description of goods/project).

    Our guarantee will come into force when we receive the said advance payment, under reference to this guarantee, for placement at the free disposal of (name of applicant).

    Your claim(s), if any, duly made and presented to us under the guarantee will be honoured on your first demand also stating that (name of applicant) have not fulfilled their above contractual obligations towards you.

    Any demand for payment or request for extension under this guarantee must be made via authenticated SWIFT message through your bank confirming that the signatures on your signed written demand are legally binding upon your company.

    Where we have received no such claim by (expiry date) at the latest, we stand released from our liability under this guarantee.

    We will reduce the guarantee maximum by any such amount, as we have had to pay in order to meet your claim(s) duly made and presented under the guarantee.

    When the guarantee expires, please return this document to us.

  • Advance Payment - conditional

    Advance Payment - conditional

    Name and address of beneficiary

     

    Guarantee no.
    Amount
    Date of Expiry

    At the request of (name and address of applicant), we hereby guarantee you irrevocably for the above maximum amount to secure refund of the advance payment that you have made to them in connection with the terms of a contract covering their supply of (description of goods/project).

    Our guarantee will come into force when we receive the said advance payment, under reference to this guarantee, for placement at the free disposal of (name of applicant).

    If (name of applicant) object to our making payment under the guarantee, we will pay no sum of money before (name of applicant) and you are in agreement, or there is a judicial decision.

    Any demand for payment or request for extension under this guarantee must be made via authenticated SWIFT message through your bank confirming that the signatures on your signed written demand are legally binding upon your company.

    Where we have received no such claim by (expiry date) at the latest, we stand released from our liability under this guarantee.

    We will reduce the guarantee maximum by any such amount, as we have had to pay in order to meet your claim(s) duly made and presented under the guarantee.

    When the guarantee expires, please return this document to us.

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