International financing solutions

An Experienced Team, Just for You

Timely, flexible financing solutions represent an essential component of successful business operations. We can help you choose comprehensive or non-traditional commercial financing solutions that are developed specifically to meet your needs for cash flow, tax position, reporting, and more.

Learn more about our business financing solutions

Traditional Lending

When it comes to traditional business financing, Fifth Third Bank understands you need more than just a lender. We partner with you to become well versed in the details of your business, so we can effectively provide flexible financing solutions that are right for you, such as:

  • Plant expansion
  • Shareholder buyout funding
  • Acquisition opportunities within the market
  • Equipment purchases
  • Facilities expansion
  • Management buyouts

Supply Chain Financing

Being able to count on the flow of goods, and the payment for those goods, can make all the difference in your success in the marketplace. With options such as vendor financing, letters of credit, and approved payables financing, our experienced supply chain financing team can instill confidence in vendors and purchasers alike.

  • Optimize cash flow
  • Extend your days payables outstanding ratio and shorten your cash conversion cycle
  • Improve supplier relations
  • Reduce costs of materials
  • Simplify your trade processes

Global Trade Solutions for Exporters

Our Global Trade Solutions team can help you achieve an optimum balance between transaction costs and risk exposures to facilitate overseas transactions. Fifth Third Global Trade Solutions include:

  • Export financing
  • Export letters of credit
  • Standby letters of credit
  • Export documentary collections
  • Fifth Third Global Trade DirectSM
  • Foreign exchange

Equipment Financing

We offer a variety of capital equipment lease solutions that often feature fixed competitive rates, flexible terms, and 100% financing. Our equipment financing options are designed to help you:

  • Reduce costs
  • Transfer depreciation expense
  • Preserve capital
  • Simplify accounting
  • Improve cash flow and liquidity
  • Comply with restrictive covenants
  • Lower payments and avoid AMT
  • Expand your capital budget

Standby Letters of Credit for Exporters

Establishing your creditworthiness is an important factor in your success when it comes to trade. A Fifth Third Bank Standby Letter of Credit can:

  • Establish your creditworthiness in domestic and international markets
  • Mitigate the need to provide cash deposits or more complicated forms of surety, such as bid and performance bonds issued by insurance companies
  • Be a lower-cost option than a bid or performance bond
  • Allow you to obtain bonds and guarantees for your foreign contracts via our correspondent network

Syndicated Finance

If your business needs financing that exceeds the amount a single institution is willing to provide, Fifth Third Bank can bring together an appropriate group of select lenders, and then structure, arrange, and administer a syndicated loan. Syndicated loans are widely used to finance:

  • Working capital
  • Acquisitions
  • Dividend payments
  • Capital expansions
  • Leveraged buyouts

Contact a Global Trade Sales Representative.