EGP3bn Foras Trade Fund

As we build back from the pandemic, we want to provide support to help your business grow stronger and better than before. We know the right funding and experience can lead you to open up to new opportunities.

That’s why we’ve launched our EGP3bn Foras Trade Fund to provide required finance to support you achieve your international growth ambition.

EGP3bn Foras Trade Fund at a glance

HSBC is committing EGP3bn of lending to support small and medium enterprises (SME) in Egypt that need funding to explore opportunities overseas and drive international growth through trade and expansion.


With almost 40 years of experience in Egypt, 64 countries’ global connections and expertise, access to over 90% of all the world trade flows, HSBC is dedicated to support internationally-minded businesses across Egypt to grow.


This EGP3bn Foras Trade Fund is one of our initiatives to support SMEs like yours realise international growth ambition.

Available for businesses:

  • New and existing HSBC customers
  • Annual turnover from USD1.25mn to USD11.9mn (from EDP20mn to EGP200mn)
  • With 3 years audited balance sheets or 3 years operations
  • Operates in Industrial and Service sectors (including: Printing & Packaging, Furniture, FMCG, Food Processing, IT, Hi-Tech, E-commerce, Consumer Goods)

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Our Products and Solutions

As a SME customer you get access to our Business Banking account and you can choose the solution that best fits your business. Solutions tailored to your everyday banking needs domestically and internationally.

Our trade, working capital and receivables finance solutions help you unlock funds trapped in inventory or receivables to keep your supply chain and business moving forward.

An HSBC guarantee could enable you to negotiate favourable terms with buyers and suppliers by protecting them from non-performance under a contract while addressing your financing needs.

Whether your foreign exchange needs are driven by a transactional, hedging or investment strategy, you can leverage our global footprint, local knowledge and deep expertise to gain insights and manage your exposure.

HSBCnet ITS enable you to initiate and manage trade transactions locally and internationally with access to real time trade account information from anywhere, at any time.

With HSBCnet Mobile app, you are able to access your accounts, track and manage Trade Finance services – wherever you are, and whenever you need to.

International Trade and Trade Finance can be complex and involve different rules and requirements. We’ve developed HSBC Trade Academy to guide you on the various elements and requirements when trading internationally.

Our ESG Academy covers range of sustainability topics, initiatives and practices from economist, experts and industry leaders to help you start your sustainability journey.

Green Trade Finance and Sustainable Trade Instruments provide opportunities for companies that have sustainability embedded in their business models and seek funding through various stages of growth.

Your dedicated HSBC SMEs Relationship Managers and Client Service Managers are here to link you to opportunities and support your growth aspirations. With their support, you can focus on achieving your mission, growing your business and redefining tomorrow.

Hear from our customer

HSBC is working to provide the right support to help Trella grow and expand internationally in line with the bank’s commitment to support wider SME businesses. Read Trella’s expansion story.

Looking at the SME landscape, confidence that export and import trade volumes will increase is strongly positive. With continued GDP growth and the numerous major projects planned in the country, there is significant opportunity for SMEs to capture. The Fund should support Egypt’s businesses with bold visions of the future to capture those opportunities.

Todd Wilcox | CEO, HSBC Egypt

HSBC’s new Foras trade fund boosts Egyptian SMEs

Unlock new opportunities with easy access to trade finance, HSBC’s unique expertise and connection across global markets.

HSBC is committed to support SMEs in Egypt

Looking to expand your SME business locally or internationally? HSBC is your best choice.

Our Awards

Euromoney Trade Finance Survey

  • Market Leader for Trade Finance Globally

GTR Leaders in Trade Awards 2020

  • Best Global Trade Finance Bank

Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2020

  • Excellence in Leadership in the Middle East (during the Covid-19 pandemic)
  • Middle East’s Best Bank for Transaction Services

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