Documentary Letters of Credit

Is a sales contract between a buyer and a seller where the banks for both parties
are involved in the contractual arrangement to protect their customers by adding
their confirmation.

Advantages:
I. Provides specific transactions with an independent credit backing and a clear
cut promise of payment.
II. Satisfies the financing needs of the seller and the buyer by placing the bank's
credit standing.
III. Reduces or eliminates the commercial credit risk since payment is assured by
the bank which issues an irrevocable documentary credit.
IV. The seller no longer needs to rely on the willingness and capability of the
buyer to make a payment.
V. Expands source of supply for buyers since certain sellers are willing to sell
only against cash in advance or a Documentary Credit.

NOTE: ALL TRADE FINANCE DOCUMENTS MUST BE ADDRESSED TO;

TRADE FINANCE OPERATIONS
CENTENARY RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK LTD
HEAD OFFICE, MAPEERA HOUSE
PLOT 44-46 KAMPALA ROAD AND PLOT 2 BURTON STREET,
P.O BOX 1892 KAMPALA
UGANDA.