Sight Letter Of Credit

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DEFINITION of 'Sight Letter Of Credit'

A letter of credit that is payable once it is presented along with the necessary documents. An organization offering a sight letter of credit commits itself to paying the agreed amount of funds provided the provisions of the letter of credit are met.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Sight Letter Of Credit'

For example, a business owner may present a bill of exchange to a lender along with a sight letter of credit, and walk away with the necessary funds right then. A sight letter of credit is thus more "on demand" than some other types of letters of credit.

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