It is common for a buyer to require you, as their supplier, to provide bonds (or guarantees) as part of a contract.

Bonding is also often a prerequisite for Australian subcontractors providing goods or services to domestic export-related contracts.

We may be able to help when your bank is unable to provide a bond or requires security that you are unable to provide.

We can either issue bonds directly or provide a guarantee to a bank issuing a bond.

The types of bonds we can provide are:

  • Advance payment bonds that provide your buyer with security for their advance payment under an export contract
  • Performance bonds that give the buyer of your product or service assurance that if you don’t meet your obligations under a contract the buyer can call on the bond to reduce its losses
  • Warranty bonds that protect your buyer from loss if you don’t meet your contractual warranty obligations after the contract is completed
  • US Surety bonds that allow you to meet your US bonding requirements and compete more effectively by supplying a surety bond from our registered US surety bond issuer, Liberty Mutual Insurance.

How does a bond work?


  • Enables Australian exporters and companies in export related global supply chains to win more contracts
  • Prevents business being lost to an overseas competitor that has the available security to have bonds issued by their bank
  • Unlocks working capital, which can help finance additional export contracts.

Case studies

The case studies below demonstrate how we have provided bonds to assist Australian companies win contracts.

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