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Guarantees & Standby Letters of Credit

A Guarantee/Standby Letter of Credit is an commitment by a Bank on behalf of its customer that a payment will be made to the designated beneficiary should a default event occur. Standby Letters of Credit exhibit a sign of good faith in business transactions, and are proof of a buyer's credit quality and repayment abilities.



  • Assures your buyer/seller that payment will be made by TD if default occurs.
  • When a buyer requires a bid bond/tender, advance payment, or performance guarantee to support a contract, the Issuing Bank (TD Bank) can structure and issue a guarantee on behalf of the Exporter either directly to the buyer, or indirectly through a correspondent bank in the buyer’s country.
  • Guarantee and Standby Letters of Credit applications can be completed and transmitted to TD Bank electronically via


  • Facilitates Exporters conducting business in international markets (tender process and contract completion).
  • May provide sellers with enough comfort so that a buyer may avoid prepayment for products/services.
  • May be used in place of cash security as collateral against the performance of a contract.


  • The client must have a credit facility in place for a Guarantee/Standby Letter of Credit to be issued. requires initial set up by a Global Trade Finance Specialist.

    October 15, 2019
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