Difference between Letter of credit and Bank Guarantee

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Difference between Letter of credit and Bank Guarantee


What is the difference between BG and LC? How does Letter credit work and how LC differs from Bank guarantee.
A letter of credit is written commitment document issued by a bank or other financial institutions to assure payment to seller on the basis of documentary proof on fulfillment of performance by seller as per terms and conditions mentioned in LC. Under an LC, the seller gets guarantee on payment of his sale of goods from the buyer’s bank. I request readers to go through my different articles in detail in this website, already explained.

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What is a bank guarantee and how does BG work?


A bank guarantee is a commercial instrument guaranteeing by bank to a party (parties) on behalf of his customer, assuring the beneficiary to effect payment on default of obligation.

How to differentiate a Letter of Credit and a Bank guarantee?


As per Letter of Credit, once the obligation on production of documents on fulfillment of contract, the bank pays amount to beneficiary. However, in a bank guarantee, the beneficiary is paid on non fulfillment of obligation as per contract of BG.

 

You can also read more information by clicking   Letter of credit - How does LC work?      What are the advantages of Letter of Credit to Exporter? How LC is benefited to Importer?   Are there any disadvantages to importer for a consignment under Letter of Credit?   What are the disadvantages of LC to an exporter?   Who are the parties involved in Letter of Credit?   How to check authenticity of LC? What is Prime Banker?  Yes, I am sure, once after going through that articles you will have a good knowledge about Letter of Credit.

 

 

 

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Comments


Malay Pota: The difference between LC and bank Guarantee can be stated in one sentence as under: In LC the payment is made to the beneficiary of LC only on fulfillment of the condition of LC whereas in BG the payment is made to the beneficiary of BG if the condition of BG are breached. See in all cases BG is not issued by Bank like Corporate Guarantee (CG)is issued by Corporate entity. Malay

Bapi: In a very simple way, in the case of LC, the bank acts as direct agent between the importer and exporter to pay to the beneficiary immediately after fulfillment of the conditions in LC. Whereas in BG, bank's involvement only arise when there is default of agreement / breach of fulfilment of conditions by the importer.

Joseph: Can some help me with how this could be done,if applicable? is it possible for me to deman a BG from a bank in the USA because his representative office in Asia requested me to make deposit into the USA bank account? for example, citi bank in Asia requested me to make deposit into a beneficiary account with citi bank USA, is it proper or possible for the me to request for BG from the bank in the USA,that my deposit will be reimburse to me at when due. or the BG will come from the citi bank in Asia?

Ali Hammad : I've read your article regarding the difference between LC and Bank guarantee, where its written that the bank guarantee is the commercial instrument. so i want to know and you are requested to tell me what is the difference between Financial Instrument and Commercial Instruments ?

Renan L Vicentini: I have a question that Iwould greatly appreciate if you could help me with. A customer in China which we are offering soybeans from Brazil told me this morning that they would like to pay by a '90 day L/C at sight' , and that would be beneficial to the seller as well - that the seller could cash it as if it were a regular L/C at sight.Since I have never heard about such a method, would you be so kind as to let me know if this, in fact, exists, and if this really means the seller can cash it as if it were as a regular L/C at sight ??

selina : Dear sir, What is the difference between Letter of Credit & Contract ? Both are payment term, am I right? what is Contract? We recently handled a shipment. Atfirst buyer agreed to do the payment in CONTRACT. Commercial Invoice issued with Contract number & date. But later, about after 1 month when the cargo is arriving at destination buyer issued Letter of Credit. Buyer said they will not payment by Contract. Revised commercial invoice issued with L/C number & date removing Contract number & date. Thanks selina

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