International and Trade Finance Services

Navigate the complexities of global business.

Expand to Global Markets

Grow the global aspects of your business from right here in the Northwest, with in-house international trade experts at your side

Import and Export Commercial Letters of Credit

Help ensure international payments while lowering risk for buyer and seller

Import and Export Documentary Collections

Use Direct Collections and speed up international transaction processing while lowering costs of goods and funds globally

Standby Letter of Credit
  • Help insure against either non-payment or non-performance
  • Use as a substitute for cash deposits, performance or bid bonds in certain transactions
Export Credit Insurance

Cover nonpayment risks, increase cash flow and help extend competitive credit terms to foreign buyers

SBA Export Working Capital Loan Program
  • Receive up to $5 million in transactional or asset-based lines of credit
  • 90% guarantee to support export transactions from purchase order to collections
International Wire Transfer

Send international payments globally in foreign currency or US dollars

EX/IM Working Capital Guarantee

Grow your export business with up to 90% loan guarantee for multiple export sales or individual contracts for goods and services

Still looking for the right solution?

We have more services available for you. See if these can help.

Treasury Management

Manage your cash flow to reduce risk with online tools, and guidance from our in-house experts.

Merchant Services

24 hour customer support 7 days a week, plus online access to statement and transaction details.

Commercial Card Management

Online access to reporting and account management tools.

Our relationship managers in Walla Walla are here to help you!

Larry Hou

We were working with another bank and for some reason our loan kept falling through. Needing a solution, we called Banner. Our rep, Christine, worked hard for us, getting us the financing we needed fast.

Larry Hou, business owner, Puget Sound, Washington

Helping a Local Company

Commercial Lending

Partnering with Banner Bank helped this Seattle-based family business expand into a new 130,000 sq. ft warehouse.

It’s a familiar Seattle drizzle as Larry Hou walks from his car to an impressive 130,000 square-foot warehouse. It belongs to the importing company started in Seattle by his parents in the 1970s. And while the building is new to him, he’s known the business his entire life.

My dad’s first location was shared with a trucking company. This place is a hundred times that one. Banner made this big step a lot easier.

The company has enjoyed steady growth over the years, outgrowing several warehouses in the process. So when they needed to grow again, they were surprised at the difficulty they found.

“We were working with another bank and for some reason our loan kept falling through,” recalls Larry. “Needing a solution, we called Banner. Our rep, Christine, worked hard for us, getting us the financing we needed fast.”

The new warehouse means not only more space their current business, but also room to grow for years to come. And through it all their Banner rep, Christine, is never more than a phone call away.

“Christine is so great. It feels like she’s really on our side, like she strives to do what’s best for us.”

But while help with the financing was critical to their growth, it’s the personal service that makes them feel they’re in good hands. “Christine often stops by just to visit, for no particular reason. She’s very personable.”

From picking up the phone when they call to truly working for their success, Larry recognizes the value and partnership that Banner brings.

“I just don’t think you’d get this from other banks.”

Read more Community Stories.