SBLC - Standby Letter of Credit- is a guarantee of payment by a bank on behalf of their client in which the bank fulfills payment obligations by the end of the contract if their client cannot. The Standby LC is based on a contract between two business partners.
Are often required when performing international trade or other large purchase contracts under which other forms of payment protections (such as litigation in the event of non-payment) can be difficult to obtain.
With a bank guarantee you can cover performance and payment obligations – for example, when submitting tenders or signing contracts, making advance payments, securing credits or delivering goods made on open-account terms. In the case of a bank guarantee, the bank commits to pay a specific amount to the beneficiary if the principal fails to furnish a guarantee for an agreed performance or payment.
Bank Guarantees are widespread across the globe and are used in domestic and international transactions. Bank guarantees are also a sound argument in negotiations, because a bank will only issue a guarantee after thoroughly verifying the principal's creditworthiness and ability to deliver.