Structured Trade Finance (STF) is a specialised activity dedicated to the financing of high value commodity flows. 

STF transactions are structured around the supply chain and commercial terms of customers, usually involving large bilateral strategic relationships.

STF techniques are used largely in the commodity sector by producers, processors, traders and industrial end-users, and include:

Each financing arrangement is tailored to the particular needs of the client. Repayment of STF transactions is made through the sale/export proceeds of the commodity and can be used to finance short term working capital or long term capital expenditure up to five years.

A comprehensive offering

Our STF team focuses primarily on “upstream” financing of cross-border commodity flows and limited recourse trade finance in order to:

Benefits for the customer include:

More information


Michael Lim
Global & Asia Head of Structured Trade Finance

Telephone iconT: +61 2 8937 8045

Telephone iconM: +61 481 004 636

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Nick Brown
Head of Product & Portfolio Management

Telephone iconT: +61 2 9226 6929

Telephone iconM: +61 4015 42289

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Australia & New Zealand

Adam Grant
Head of Structured Trade Finance, Australia

Telephone iconT: +61 3 9273 0320

Telephone iconM: +61 4356 55012

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This product/service is generally suitable for corporates with turnover more than $40 million.

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