A wide range of efficient products
that increase opportunities.



Deep range foreign trade products.

We offer our customers solutions designed to meet medium and long term financing needs through syndicated and clubbed loans led by Bladex, which provide our clients with access to new banking relationships and medium to long term funding.


Through our loan structuring and syndications team, our global network of banks is given the opportunity to participate in syndicated loans for corporates and financial institutions across Latin America and the Caribbean.

  1. Bilateral Loans
    • Structured Loan: Syndicated and Clubbed
      • Acquisition Financing
      • Pre-Export Financing
      • A/B Loan Financing with multilateral agencies
      • Bridge Loans
      • Liability Management 
    • Project Finance
      • The need for infrastructure investment will grow dramatically in Latin America and the Caribbean during the coming decade. Structured and Project Finance is fundamental in BLX vision to support our clients in the region.

      • With over a decade of track record on a wide range of transactions across multiple sectors, Bladex has an experienced client-oriented team with a focus on infrastructure financing across multiple sectors.

      • We provide tailored solutions, including long term and mini-perm financing, multi-currency loans, project-related SBLC´s, bridge loans and LBO facilities.

      • In Bladex we are proud of our technical knowledge and regional expertise, to become our clients´ trusted financial solutions provider.


    Trade Finance

    Trade Finance

    Deep range foreign trade products

    Bladex's deep range of foreign trade products provides effective solutions, tailored to the needs and features of each customer and market. These short and medium-term instruments help drive the international activity of these companies.

    1. Letters of Credit
      • Import Letters of Credit
        • At Sight
        • Term
      • Export Letters of Credit
        • At Sight
        • Term
      • Letter of Credit Discounting
      • Letter of Credit Financing
      • UPAS (Usance Payable at Sight)
    2. Stand-by
      • Stand-by (Various Types)
      • Stand-by Confirmation (Various Types)
    3. Bank Guarantees
      • First Demand Guarantees (Various Types)
      • Local Guarantees
    4. Documentary Collections
      • Import
        • At Sight
        • Term
      • Export
        • At Sight
        • Term
    5. Irrevocable Reimbursement Undertaking (IRU)
    6. Canal Tolls

    Liquidity and Investment Solutions

    Liquidity and Investment Solutions

    Investment products to optimize cash flow

    Bladex’s investment products provide our clients with tools to optimize their cashflows and enhance their investment portfolio. These products are offered at competitive market conditions and are supported by Bladex’s robust credit quality and solid financial position.

    1. Time Deposits
      • Bladex offers both fixed and floating rate deposits according to client requirements.
    2. DDA Accounts
      • These accounts provide our clients the flexibility to access their investment on demand.
    3. Yankee CDs*
      • These are certificates of deposit issued by Bladex’s New York Agency, that can be negotiated in the secondary market.
    4. EMTN (Private Placement)
      • The program provides the flexibility to issue bonds that cater investors specific needs in terms of notional, tenor and currency. The bonds can be issued under both REG S and/or 144A formats, with maturities from 7days to 30 years, at either fixed or floating rate.


    *Yankee CDs are not subject to the protections of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

    Supply Chain

    Supply Chain Finance

    Bring our customers different alternatives

    We bring our customers different alternatives to ensure the continuity of supply of a company while supporting the working capital needs of their suppliers. 

    1. Benefits for Buyers
      • Effectively integrate your supply chain’s needs with your organization’s financial plan which can significantly improve financial performance and working capital metrics.
      • Ability to negotiate better terms from strategic suppliers (increase purchasing volume / extend payment terms / buy on open account, no need for LCs / increase shipment frequency).
      • Increase confidence in your supply chain knowing Bladex´s ability to create tailored made solutions supported by our experience, relationship with main suppliers in each industry and financial strength.
    2. Benefits for Suppliers
      • Access liquidity at a competitive rate (no commitment or hidden fees) while improving working capital metrics. 
      • Increase sales rotation/frequency, no need to wait for payment of a previous sale to free availability for the next shipment.
      • Eliminate client and country risk while discounting 100% of the face value.
      • Private credit insurance tends to be costly and premium is usually charged on an annual basis, not always on a transactional basis.
    3. In addition, Bladex supports its customers through other working capital solutions as
      • Factoring (advance payment of invoices and drafts).
      • Securitization of an account receivable portfolio.
      • Monetization of an account receivable portfolio.

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    GDP growth

    2020 -17.9%
    2021 15.3%
    2022 6.0%
    All sectors 2020 2021 2022
    GDP growth (%) -17.9% 15.3% 6.0%
    Nominal GDP (USD millions) 53,977 63,605 72,976
    GDP per Head (USD) 12,553 14,456 16,585
    Inflation (% Dec.-Dec.) -1.6% 2.6% 5.7%
    Fiscal Balance (% GDP) -10.2% -6.7% -5.0%
    General Govt. gross debt (% GDP) 68.5% 63.6% 60.0%
    Exports of Goods (US$ MM) 11,629 16,492 18,392
    Exports growth (%) -20.6% 41.8% 11.5%
    Imports of Goods (US$ MM) 14,343 20,364 23,443
    Imports growth (%) -35.5% 42.0% 15.1%
    Foreign Trade (% GDP) 48.1% 57.9% 57.3%
    Current Account Balance (US$ MM) 1,202 -1,412 -3,699
    Current Account Balance (% GDP) 2.2% -2.2% -5.1%
    Foreign Direct Investment (US$ MM) -2,155 1,350 4,320
    Foreign Direct Investment (% GDP) -4.0% 2.1% 5.9%

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