Bank Guarantee

In business circles, it is by no means unusual for a partner to ask you for a guarantee or security before making delivery. We are there to assist you.

What is the Bank Guarantee?

The Bank Guarantee is a surety bond that protects your working capital. Rather than blocking a significant part of your own funds, you ask your bank to provide it.


  • Freedom: your working capital is still available.
  • Certainty: your partner has the advantage of a sound guarantee thanks to the bank's involvement.


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It is increasingly common for suppliers to ask for guarantees before concluding a contract. What could be more normal? But this type of guarantee can impact on your liquid funds. The money you block is temporarily unavailable. You cannot therefore use it to cover expenditure or pay salaries.


We have therefore developed the Bank Guarantee to meet your needs. We grant you a credit line to be used for issuing the bank guarantee(*). Your working capital is protected. The Bank guarantees your statutory, contractual and other obligations vis-à-vis a third party. The guarantee covers the beneficiary in the event that the risk specified in the contract occurs.


(*) Subject to acceptance of your application by the Bank.

  • Your Bank Guarantee is always valid for a set period of time and a clearly specified amount.
  • You pay a one-off charge for the guarantee to be approved and issued, and a regular service charge for the life of the guarantee.

Eric buys a newsagent's. He wants to extend the contract with the National Lottery, but it asks him to provide a large amount of security. Having invested in shop fittings and a new software package, this request would be a major burden on his working capital. 


Eric therefore asks us for a Bank Guarantee. We issue it on Eric's behalf in favour of the National Lottery. 


Eric obtains his contract with the National Lottery and is free to invest in his business.

Lender: BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, Montagne du Parc 3, B-1000 Brussels – RPM/RPR Brussels – VAT BE0403.199.702 . Subject to acceptance of your application.

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