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CEO Trade is our online trade service for managing commercial letters of credit (L/Cs), standby letters of credit, documentary collections, and open-account transactions through our Commercial Electronic Office® (CEO®) portal.

CEO Trade lets you:

  • Manage documentary collections and outstanding L/Cs
  • Prepare, approve, and send new commercial and standby L/C applications and amendment requests online
  • Review and respond quickly to discrepant presentations
  • Upload purchase order data for commercial L/C applications and amendments, and automatically generate L/C application and related amendment requests
  • Receive advised commercial and standby L/Cs, related amendments, and payment advices
  • Prepare documents using your L/C data
  • Create traditional export and direct collection instructions and bills of exchange
  • Track L/C and documentary collection transactions
  • Receive and respond to import collection and open account presentations
  • Receive email alerts on a number of events, such as new L/Cs issued, L/C documents presented, and drawing discrepancies
  • Retrieve and view shipping document images

Learn more about CEO Trade

Receive L/Cs advices and L/C amendments in SWIFT formats over the internet, prepare documents, and more with CEO Trade Export Services. Online balance reports and records of new L/Cs help you manage and track exports, as well as expedite your overseas shipments and payments.

Features and benefits

  • Multioffice coordination. Coordinate your operations and manage your shipping process with multioffice access to important bank documents such as L/Cs and L/C amendments — through controlled access or quick download and email.
  • Paperwork reduction and time savings. View and print documents under commercial L/Cs, request L/C transfers, initiate assignment notices for L/C drawing proceeds, receive drawing discrepancy notices, and make L/C drawing decisions.
  • Email notification. You’ll receive notifications immediately when the bank receives time-sensitive documents, such as L/Cs, L/C amendments, drawing discrepancy notices, and payment advices.
  • Comprehensive database and reporting features. Manage your export transactions with a range of reports, including Acceptance and Deferred Payment Maturity Date reports. Download and archive data.
  • Up-to-date balance and history records. Track L/C payments and amendments with up-to-date reports. Access L/C balances whenever you need them, such as when an amendment is received or a payment is made.

Create and send commercial and standby L/C applications and L/C amendment requests online with CEO Trade Import Services. Our online trade services will help you manage your international business more effectively.

To sign up or learn more, contact your relationship manager or banker today. 

Features and benefits

  • Easy-to-create templates. Create L/C applications and amendment requests with easy-to-use templates, eliminating the need to fill out and submit lengthy paper forms. Store templates to avoid recreating L/C applications and amendment requests. 
  • Inclusion of purchase order (PO) data. Upload PO data and use customized templates and automatically entered L/C data to create import L/C applications and amendment requests. 
  • Email notification. Email notifications of L/C document presentations, drawing discrepancies, and the receipt of bank documents help you manage your cash flow and import L/C transactions. 
  • Faster processing. Request L/Cs online and avoid the usual mail and courier pick-up delays. L/C applications are sent electronically through our secure online portal. 
  • Extensive reporting capabilities. Benefit from a range of management reports that provides an audit trail of all your L/C transactions. 
  • Support for multioffice operations. Main and outlying offices can access important L/C information either through controlled access or a quick download and email process, allowing you to support all members of your organization. 
  • Currency flexibility. Issue L/Cs in U.S. dollars or many foreign currencies. 
  • Single and dual control modes. Set up the service according to your company's security policies, separating data entry and authorization functions among your employees.

Create direct collection instructions and bills of exchange online for prompt delivery of your shipping documents to overseas buyers using CEO Trade Export Services. Our online trade services reduce the number of days in the collection process while giving you control over collection transactions. 

To sign up or learn more, contact your relationship manager or banker today.

Features and benefits

  • Rapid document creation and delivery. Use stored data to create collection instructions and drafts. Then deliver your bills of exchange, collection instructions, and shipping documents by courier to the collecting bank. 
  • Convenient tracking. As soon as direct collection instructions are approved, the transaction details are automatically transmitted to the bank for tracking and payment processing. 
  • Full access from any office location. Remote offices can access documentary collection documents, payment data, and reports at any time. 
  • Email notification. Receive automatic email notifications when payments are received.
  • Easy-to-use research tools. Search and sort information by your reference number, bank reference, and buyer or seller name. 
  • Downloadable reports and data. Download documentary collection documents, reports, and bank documents to your company computer.