Trade Finance

Whether you are a seller or a buyer of goods and services, you need a banking partner who can simplify transactions for your business by financing the trade. With our complete range of trade finance instruments and products, we can assist you with structuring complex transactions for your business. As your business grows or expands into new markets, it is more important than ever to have a banking partner you can trust, and who understands different markets. We operate in 20 countries in Africa, including South Africa, as well as in other key markets globally. We facilitate international trade and investment flows within Africa, and between African countries and global markets, to promote inclusive economic growth on the continent.

How we assist you

  • Our trade and trade finance products ensure your working capital requirements and risk mitigation needs are met, whether you require open account and supply chain finance, documentary trade finance, or international payments solutions – or a combination of these
  • Speed up your cash flows, collect payments on outstanding invoices
  • Gain the comfort of knowing you will receive payment
  • Strengthen your payments position and handle trade risks


Our comprehensive range of trade and trade finance products includes:

Trade finance open account and supply chain: Buyers and sellers often trade on open account terms. Effective and flexible cash flows are essential to the success of your company when trading. Our solutions provide working capital to enable productivity and liquidity, and drive profitability
Documentary trade finance: Our letters of credit mitigate payment and performance risks and provide working capital solutions. With documentary collections, we protect buyers and sellers in international trade transactions. Bank guarantees honour payments to both parties in a transaction
International payments: Transfer electronic funds safely and reliably with outward and inward
telegraphic transfers that remit between banks through SWIFT, which offers a range of
built-in security features, making it a safe and reliable method of transferring

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For more information on trade finance for your business, contact your relationship manager.

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Recent Accolades
Best Treasury and Cash Management Bank in Angola, Botswana and South Africa - 2019

Global Finance Magazine

Overall Best Bank for Cash Management in Africa - 2019

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Best Bank for Liquidity Management in Africa - 2019

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