Unconfirmed Letter of Credit Law and Legal Definition

An unconfirmed irrevocable letter of credit provides a commitment by the issuing bank to pay, accept, or negotiate a letter of credit. An advising bank forwards the letter of credit to the beneficiary without responsibility or undertaking on its part but confirming its authenticity. It does not provide a commitment from the advising bank to pay, so the beneficiary is reliant upon the undertaking of the overseas bank.