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International Financing – Letters of Credit

When it comes to making financial transactions in today’s complex global marketplace, Commerce Bank understands you need all the reassurance you can get. And sometimes getting a Commercial Letter of Credit is just a necessary part of doing business.

At Commerce, our goal is to make international transactions simpler and more efficient. We offer Documentary Letters of Credit1 and Standby Letters of Credit2 and deliver it all to your computer through Commerce Connections®, resulting in fast and efficient processing.

Be sure of the outcome

The ability to secure a letter of credit can mean the difference between obtaining new business and having to let opportunities pass you by. Commerce Bank’s Letters of Credit can provide you with security and convenience, along with the backing of a financially strong institution.

Download a Letter of Credit Application [PDF] 1
Standby Letter of Credit [PDF] 2
Letter of Credit Instructions for Foreign Buyers [PDF]
Correspondent Bank Letter of Credit Application [PDF]

Mail completed application to:

Commerce Bank
International Department
Attn: Letters of Credit
PO Box 419248
Kansas City, MO 64144-6248

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  1. Documentary Letters of Credit: Bank commitments on behalf of a buyer, to pay the seller a specified sum of money upon presentation of documents evidencing the seller’s compliance with agreed upon terms.

  2. Standby Letters of Credit: Substitute for guarantees and bid and/or performance bonds to make a specific sum of money available against presentation of certain required documents.


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