Why Choose FirstMerit

Let us help You as you go global

Our team of knowledgeable international banking experts, along with our suite of products and services, can help you effectively manage the complexities of doing business on a global scale. 

Commercial Letters of Credit

Commercial Letters of Credit

When you purchase goods overseas and the seller asks for a Commercial Letter of Credit, will you be prepared? FirstMerit can help by substituting our creditworthiness for yours in the form of a Commercial Letter of Credit.

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Standby Letters of Credit

Standby Letters of Credit

We can provide you with a custom Standby Letter of Credit, a document that creates a good faith bond between two parties and establishes proof of the buyer’s credit quality and ability to pay.

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Export Letters of Credit

Export Letters of Credit

Find out how an Export Letter of Credit can protect you, the seller, from a payment default by a foreign buyer. This essential financial tool is used to assure receipt of payment.

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Documentary Collections

Documentary Collections

Improve your cash flow by having us expedite your international collections and clearing of foreign checks.  We can collect funds and make documentary presentations on your behalf.

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Export-Import Bank Working Capital Guarantee Program

Export-Import Bank Working Capital Guarantee Program

When the need for working capital to support your export activities outweighs your ability to borrow, we can help. 

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Export-Import Bank Medium-Term Buyer Financing Program

Export-Import Bank Medium-Term Buyer Financing Program

The Ex-Im Bank Medium-Term Buyer Financing Program is designed to provide financial support to you through your local credit bank relationship. 

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SBA Working Capital Guarantee Program

SBA Working Capital Guarantee Program

We’ll help you determine if you qualify for this U.S. Small Business Administration program that helps businesses expand overseas by supporting their exporting efforts with working capital.

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Foreign Exchange Services

Foreign Exchange Services

As the global marketplace reaches your business, FirstMerit can help you choose the right foreign currency option for your specific needs. 

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International Wires

International Wires

Expedite payment and/or collection of your International trade activity efficiently and securely. 

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Currency List

Currency List 

See our list of different currencies available for exchange. 

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China & India Advisory Services

China & India Advisory Services

Let us provide insight into the evolving business environments and potential challenges of these emerging economies. 

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