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Bill of Exchange/ Promissory Note Discount

A Bill of Exchange is an order by the creditor (usually the exporter) to the debtor (the buyer) to pay a debt at a certain date.

A Promissory Note is a written promise from the issuer (the debtor) to pay a debt to a creditor (usually the exporter) at a certain date.

Discounting is when a bank purchases the future amount due under a Bill of Exchange/ Promissory Note at a discounted value. The bank pays the exporter the face value of the Bill/ Note less the discount fee. This gives the exporter an immediate payment at a lesser value as an alternative to waiting for full value payment at the later due date. Discounting may be arranged with or without recourse.

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