The subject is introduced with a discussion on the importance of sound lending to the standing of a bank. The history of international lending is outlined, some background is given of the banks active in the field and what the author means by international lending is defined. T.H.Donaldson then goes on to describe the various analytical methods used in analysing companies and countries, distinguishing between domestic and international methods. He considers the special factors involved in lending to multinational companies and outines the main facilities used. Specialised types of lending (project, shipping and syndicated) are also examined. Recent experience of international lending is looked at. This is based on both public information and the views of a variety of bankers expressed in interviews. The final chapter looks at the future of international lending. In the second edition of this book the historical and outlook sections have been updated. The research has been repeated with an eye for changes, new instruments and the advent of securitization.