NSB Term Deposit or Savings Account holders can apply for below services.

Available Services :

  • Issuance of Import Letter of Credit – We specially focus on importation of motor vehicles
  • Handling of Import Bills under LC
  • Handling of Import Bills on Collection Basis (DA, DP)
  • Issuance of Shipping & Air Freight Guarantees to clear goods on copy documents

Benefits :

  • No need to have a Current Account – Your NSB Term Deposit/Savings Account is all you need
  • Risk free – 100% Government Guaranteed Bank
  • Minimal Documentation
  • Fast and friendly Service
  • Can access through any NSB branch
  • Attractive fees structure
  • Competitive rates
  • Global Reach through our Correspondent Banking network

Documents Required :

  • Dully filled Application form
  • Pro Forma Invoice
  • Copy of National Identity Card
  • Copy shipping documents (for shipping & air freight guarantees)

Click here to download Applications 

Inquiries:

Address : Trade Services Unit, International Division, 70 1/1, Chatham Strt., Colombo 01
Telephone: 011 2332018
E-Mail : tradeservices@nsb.lk


Tariff Details :
Letters of Credit

LC Sight
Private : 0.25% of invoice value plus tolerance for the 1 st quarter and 0.15% for each additional month
or part thereof

Minimum commission: Rs3,000/
SWIFT charges: Rs2,500/

LC Term /Usance
Private : 0.375% of invoice value plus tolerance for the 1 st quarter and 0.15% for each additional month
or part thereof

Minimum commission: Rs3,000/
SWIFT charges: Rs2,500/

Amendment of LC
Commission (General): Rs2,000/
Enhancement of value: same as LC issuing commission plus amendment commission
Extension of validity : same as LC issuing commission plus amendment commission.
(If the extended period has not been charged for previously)
Extension of validity if LC is expired: same as LC issuing commission
SWIFT Charges: Rs1,500/


Shipping Guarantees

Under LC
Commission : 0.3% of invoice value
Minimum: Rs3,000/

Under Collection
Documents against Payment
Handling Charge: 0.3% of invoice value

Documents against Acceptance
Handling Charge: 0.4% of invoice value
Minimum: Rs3,000/


Import Bills
Bills under LC

Sight Bills
Handling Charges : 0.075% of the bill value
Minimum : Rs1,500/

Term bills
Acceptance Commission : 0.15% per month
Minimum : Rs2,500/
SWIFT charge of Rs1,500/

Bill under Collection
Documents against Payment
Handling charges : 0.3% of invoice value
Minimum : Rs3,000/
Maximum : Rs25,000/

Bills for which SG is issued handling charge 0.25%
Documents against Acceptance
Handling charges : 0.4% of invoice value
Minimum : Rs3,000/
Maximum : Rs50,000/

Bills for which SG is issued handling charge 0.25%
Minimum : Rs2,500/
SWIFT charge of Rs1,500/