Letter of Credit payment
LC Means letter of Credit. It is a negotiable instrument to make payment through bankers of both parties, i.e. Payer & Payee
LC = Payment thru Letter of Credit DA = Payment against acceptance DP = Payment against receipt of document TT = Telegraphic transfer
An import LC is one made with reference to the buyer but with an export LC, the LC is changed to that with reference to the Issuing bank. This gives a stronger guarantee of payment to the seller.
It means the bank will release your money after they approve your document presentation and get approval from the applicant of the letter of credit. If all documents are included and comply with the instructions of the LC, payment can be released according to the payment schedule (i.e. "Draft at 30 days after ship date").
No difference as both are alternate names of each other
The documents presented under a documentary credit are scrutinized as per the International standards of scrutiny and negotiated if they strictly comply with the LC terms. This is called a clean negotiation. On the other hand if the documents do not comply with the LC terms and discrepancies are found, the negotiating bank may still opt to give value under the LC by paying or incurring a deferred payment obligation as per LC provided the beneficiary undertakes to indemnify the negotiating bank in the event of rejection by the LC opening Bank. This is technically called a payment under reserve. The Reserve will be lifted on acceptance of discrepancies by the LC opening Bank.
A confirmed letter of credit is one where the exporter's bank asks for additional guarantee from another bank of its choice that if the buyer's bank is unable to honour it's obligations then the confirming bank will make the payment on the behalf of the buyer's bank. Here, the confirming bank may be in the same country as the exporter or a well reputed international bank.A restricted letter of credit is one in which the negotiation can only be done by the bank which is chosen by the bank issuing the LC. Authorization from the issuing bank to pay the beneficiary is restricted to a specific nominated bank. Meaning is that negotiating bank is only the bank which is nominated and no other bank is authorized to do the valuation of the LC other than the nominated bank. Thus, whereas the confirmed LC is one which requires authentication of payment of negotiated value(value arrived at by the negotiating bank) by the confirming bank( the respective trade documents along with the LC will pass from negotiating bank to confirming bank so that it can take note of the quantum of guarantee), the restricted LC only requires the valuation to be done by a specifically nominated negotiating bank. Here, in case of restricted LC, there is no guarantee involved from another bank as such to the exporter's bank that payment will be made. That guarantee can be there only when the LC is confirmed.Also, restricted LC is mainly focused on valuation of the LC, whereas confirmed LC is focused on additional payment guarantee from a bank of repute.I guess that should be the difference
LC - letter of credit PDC - post dated cheque CDC - current dated cheque
No the undrawn amount is the amount which is not called for payment in the documents, the unpaid document value is caled for but that part of the documentaton is not according to the letter of credit reuirements