Trade Services & Letters of Credit

Trade Services & Letters of Credit

International Trade Services

Mechanics Bank’s International Trade Services are designed to streamline how you do business outside the United States, offering increased efficiency with reduced risk. Whether you are new to international trade, or well established in the global marketplace, we have a wide range of products and services to help take your business to the next level.

Our team of knowledgeable, experienced, locally-based international bankers, working with a network of correspondent bank partners, provide a unique advantage to companies taking advantage of international business opportunities.

Letters of Credit

Import Letter of Credit

Facilitates payment to foreign suppliers with greater assurance that the terms of the purchase have been fulfilled.

Export Letter of Credit

Helps mitigate risk when selling goods internationally, in addition to expediting the payment process.

Standby Letter of Credit

Provides a cost-effective and flexible financial guarantee which can be used in a variety of domestic and international transactions.


Foreign Exchange Service

Provides added flexibility to pay or receive foreign currency to settle international transactions.

SWIFT - Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication

Process international wire transfers and letters of credit through Mechanics Bank’s membership in SWIFT – the industry standard for financial messaging – which instantly connects you to major banks worldwide.

Documentary Collections

Offers a convenient, cost-effective means of facilitating trade transactions.


Initiate and manage your international trade activity through Tradelink, a secure proprietary web-based platform.

Generate international sales reports, view imaged trade documents and manage user access levels. Tradelink will increase speed and efficiency in your company's import or export business.

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