Through our short- and medium-term finance products we help ensure that international trade flows run smoothly, and that Germany and Europe are supplied with food, raw materials and commodities.
What would happen if there were no coffee left in the supermarket tomorrow? If chocolate were sold out, and our children's favorite chocolate spread were no longer available? To make sure this does not happen, business partners need to trust one another. The exporter has to be able to rely on the fact that he will be paid for his coffee beans. And finance may also be needed to enable farmers and processors to cultivate, harvest and process the needed goods.
Trading partners often need additional liquidity at short notice, as well as a bank that is willing to accept the risks associated with the transaction. This is why we have supplemented KfW IPEX-Bank's core product – the short- and medium-term loan – with short-term finance solutions that support our trading partners' ability to do business.
External factors too may jeopardise the success of an international transaction. These include political change, or potential amendments to legal frameworks. We have years of experience in managing country risks, and enjoy an excellent reputation as a flexible organisation to deal with – also for other banks, which we are glad to support in this regard.