Buyer Finance

Shared Interest offers a range of credit and loan finance products for fair trade buyers across the world and we lend to fair trade organisations involved in the procurement of commodities and handcrafts alike.


  • revolving credit facilities allowing pre and post shipment credit for confirmed orders
  • shop loans to help fair trade retailers finance their stock purchases for new fair trade stores in the developed world
  • term loans to help fair trade buyers purchase infrastructure, such as machinery, buildings or vehicles


  • Variable interest rates
  • Interest is calculated daily on the outstanding balance
  • A one-off set-up fee of 1% is charged on establishment of any type of facility
  • Repayments are made via direct payments to Shared Interest
  • A customer handbook is provided containing full account operating details

We also provide pre-finance and terms loans to fair trade producer organisations. If you are interested to learn more about these facilities and whether they may also be of benefit to the groups you work with, please visit our page for producers.

For a printable version of our Lending Pack  click here.