Trade Finance

Global trade continues to grow. Sustainable economic growth is being driven forward, particularly in emerging economies, in the areas of infrastructure, renewable energies, mechanical engineering and construction, healthcare, food and pharmaceuticals.

DF Deutsche Forfait is making a contribution to the further development of these areas. Our products are based on financing but also on hedging foreign trade receivables – primarily in the target regions of the Middle East.

In this context, we draw on our many years of experience in compliance as well as on our know-how and broad network. Our customers benefit from our financing solutions which are individually adapted to the scale of the project as well as to the target regions.


As a leading instrument of trade financing, the factoring business offers maximum flexibility.

A broad distinction is made as to whether the receivable is transferred with or without recourse. DF Deutsche Forfait Group offers both variants exclusively through its Prague branch. By choosing this form of financing, the customer obtains short-term liquidity and outsources a large part of the receivables risks, depending on the individual contractual arrangement.


Another leading and proven instrument in foreign trade financing is the forfaiting business.

DF Deutsche Forfait purchases the individual and already existing receivables, thus assuming the economic and political risks. This form of non-recourse financing of foreign trade receivables, such as letters of credit or guaranteed bills of exchange, helps, among other things, to improve the exporter’s liquidity and to outsource any risks. It is provided by our team in Cologne.

Purchase commitments

Foreign trade is becoming increasingly important due to advancing globalisation, especially in emerging economies.

In this context, exporters often find themselves exposed to economic and political risks in the respective target country, which they are unable to manage. DF Deutsche Forfait helps its customers minimise the potential risks without financing the receivable. In such cases, many years of expertise as well as careful compliance checks play a major role in being able to offer our customers the best solution.

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Collection service

The development of new sales markets is essential for a successful export business.

However, countries in the Middle East in particular, emerging or developing economies tend to exhibit less political, economical or financial stability than industrialised countries.

If payments by the importer are not straightforward due to one of these factors, or if the exporter requires a faster inflow of liquidity, DF Deutsche Forfait Group offers to collect the individual receivables.

With a distinctive network of strategic partners and our many years of experience, DF Deutsche Forfait is able to initiate and process payments smoothly from trading partners.

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Administrative services

After carrying out its own compliance checks, the Administrative Service business unit handles the payment processing of transactions in the course of deliveries of humanitarian goods to Iran.

This service has been initiated specifically for these trades and involves arranging transactions through our local strategic partners.

Marketing service

The imposition of US or EU sanctions can make trading with companies in the Middle East more difficult for those involved.

In the Marketing Service, after carrying out its own compliance checks and thus taking existing sanctions into account, DF Deutsche Forfait Group arranges transactions from the food and medical sectors with strategic business partners.

In this area too, importers and exporters can rely on DF Deutsche Forfait Group's in-depth knowledge, experience and extensive network.

Additional solutions

The financing of trade receivables is often as individual as the business itself.

In addition to standardised financing products, DF Deutsche Forfait Group also provides its customers with specific solutions and customised consulting services.