Chester Finance

Real Partnership for Real Growth
A Division of Cullinan Holdings Limited

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Our Services

What We Offer


Trade Finance and Stock Funding

We offer our clients the ability to grow their importing businesses by providing them with facilities to make direct payments to international suppliers of product and raw materials. The term of the finance provided is based on the cash cycle of the products in question.


Purchase Order Finance

We offer our clients the ability to execute purchase orders by providing them with the finance required to import products needed to fulfil the purchase orders. This service includes facilitating the movement of the imported product from the supplier in the foreign country right up to delivery to the local customer.


Off Balance Sheet Inventory Finance

We offer our clients the ability to optimise cash flow by providing them with a financing structure whereby we import and warehouse products on their behalf until they are required by their businesses. These products can then be made available when required on credit.


Short Term Working Capital Finance

We do not confine ourselves to any specific funding structure. Instead we explore each opportunity on its merits and design tailored, short term funding solutions that enable our clients to take advantage of worthy trade related business opportunities.

Application Process

Funding can be accessed in a matter of days.

We have activated facilities in a matter of days where the necessary information has been made available.

Meet Our Team

Real Partnership for Real Growth

We exist to provide short term working capital and financial backing to entrepreneurs involved in trading and manufacturing businesses. We have successfully been designing trade finance solutions for our clients for more than 20 years. We have been able to do this by investing in the relationships with the entrepreneurs that we finance. The time spent getting to know our clients-both new and old- provides us with insights into the multiple facets of the individuals involved, their businesses and their visions. These insights provide us with the context that allows us to swiftly engineer trade finance structures that enable these entrepreneurs to seize trading opportunities that come their way.

Team on the ground
team member
Tamar Sack
After completing her legal articles at Bowman Gilfillan in 2004, Tammy remained with the firm in their corporate finance and general commercial team as an associate for a further year. Tammy joined the Chester Finance Group in 2005 and manages a portfolio of clients, as well as overseeing legal matters. Tammy has developed a specialisation in the initiation and execution of complex purchase order and structured transactions.
team member
Seymour Grawitzky
Seymour is a qualified chartered account with a wide range of experience in venture capital and private equity initiatives. He has furthermore been involved in providing corporate finance advisory services. Seymour has experience in starting up new ventures, running established operations and in turnaround management. Seymour is Chief Executive Officer of Chester Finance in South Africa.
team member
Jacob Lerman
Soon After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2003, Jake joined Chester Finance as a trade finance account executive and member of its credit committee. He left Chester Finance briefly in 2010 to join McKinsey and Co. as a management consultant. Jake has recently returned to Chester Finance to concentrate on the development of the trade finance business.
team member
Ursula Parkinson
Ursula has a BCompt degree majoring in tax, auditing and accounting as well as her articles of clerkship. She has many years of experience in auditing, accounting, tax, banking, credit management, compliance and computing. Ursula has been with Chester Finance since 2004 and is an integral part of the credit team through her involvement in the analysis of financial information received. Ursula manages a portfolio of existing clients and is actively involved in the acquisition of new business.
South Africa
  • The Travel House, Third Floor,
    6 Hood Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
  • +27 (0) 10 492 4880 / (0)10 880 0812