Forfaiting of receivables under deferred payment letters of credit represents a model of financing of the seller (exporter), where the bank pays, immediately and without recourse, the discounted amount of forfaited receivable under letter of credit to the seller being the letter of credit beneficiary. The beneficiary of the letter of credit concludes a forfait contract with the bank befor the payment. Upon maturity, the issuing bank effects payment under the letter of credit in favour of the bank, thereby settling the forfaited receivable.


  1. Improving liquidity
    Convert the receivables from the deffered payment letters of credit, opened in your favour, into cash and thus enhance your liquidity without creating new indebtedness. By selling the receivables to the bank, you can obtain working capital before due dates.
  2. Risk hedging
    By forfaiting of receivables under the letter of credit, the bank takes over:
    -Any political, transfer and commercial risk (risk of payment default)
    -Exchange rate risk
    -Interest rate risk.
  3. Financing without new indebtedness and under more favourable conditions
    The bank forfaits receivables under the letter of credit against the limit of the bank of the buyer which opened the letter of credit and the bank defines the price of the discount according with the credit risk of the respective buyer's bank.
  4. Additional services related to letters of credit and documentary business
    We offer a complete service related to documentary letters of credit in the country and abroad, import (nostro) and export (loro) letters of credit, from opening or advising, completing of documents and amending letter of credit conditions, to payments under letters of credit, and additional possibilities of financing through forfaiting letters of credit.  
  5. Other options for purchase of your receivables
    Improve your cash flow and redirect funds into new business operations. Our services in the area of purchase of receivables also include purchase of receivables on the basis of invoices and other commercial documents - invoice discounting/financing, as well as the discounting bills of exchange.
  6. Providing expert advice
    Years of experience and expertise in standard and complex transactions, our professional and trained staff and numerous awards in the field of trade finance vouch for a high quality of service. Given that possibility for forfaiting of letters of credit depends on the individual terms and conditions of each letter of credit and creditworthiness of the issuing bank, we suggest that you contact us before choosing the issuing bank, as well as during the course of negotiating letter of credit terms and conditions at
  7. International presence of UniCredit Group and a large correspondent banking network
    Zagrebačka banka and UniCredit Group represent a strong partner that can support your international business.

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