As a global player in trade finance, it is imperative to have links with multilaterals to leverage the additional benefits derived from these relationships. Given below are the programs where HBL has signed up.
Global Trade Finance Program, IFC.
Trade Finance Program, ADB.
Trade Facilitation Program, EBRD.
These programs are structured to promote foreign trade in a number of emerging countries and provides guarantees to international confirming banks, shouldering the political and commercial payment risk of transactions undertaken by issuing banks in the countries where the Bank operates. The programs guarantees genuine trade transaction associated with exports and imports based on specific requirements of each.
It is extremely important to abide by local and international compliance standards before entering into any account relationship. Account opening in HBL requires our clients to meet a minimum set of internal and regulatory requirements which includes standard documentation as well as additional information as under:
License of Central Bank of the country.
AML Policy of the Bank.
AML/KYC questionnaire (HBL Format).
*This is not an exhaustive list. There may be additional requirements for a bank to become KYC compliant which can be specific to that relationship.
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