The classic buyer’s credit facility has been applied is order to finance the purchases of goods and/or services supplied under a commercial contract concluded between the Hungarian exporter and a foreign buyer, and is typically secured by MEHIB insurance policy (type V).
Credit amount — Typically a minimum of EUR 1 million. In transactions exceeding EUR 20 million, Eximbank usually provides the credit in a co-financing arrangement with the involvement of commercial bank(s).
Currency — EUR or USD
Tenor — Depending on the terms and conditions of the related commercial agreement, and determined based on the rules of the OECD Arrangement. Tenor of less than two years is principally available for financing agricultural or relatively small-value manufacturing industry export transactions.
Interest base – Fixed at CIRR (only in the case of tenor over two years), or floating, based on EURIBOR or CME Term SOFR in case of USD financing.
The extent of financing — In the case of financing facilities offered with a tenor exceeding two years at fixed CIRR interest, under the OECD Arrangement a maximum of 85% of the foreign trade/general contracting agreement may be financed. A minimum 15% advance must be paid by the buyer at the start of performance. Local costs may – subject to individual appraisal – also be financed in part.
Certificate of origin — For export transactions financed or guaranteed by Eximbank it is necessary to certify the Hungarian origin of the product and/or services constituting the object of the transaction.