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Simplify complex transactions

Whether you’re 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.

Some of the benefits

Improve your cash flow

Speed up cash flows, collect payments on outstanding invoices

Get certainty of payment

Gain the comfort of knowing you will receive payment

Makes safe, reliable transactions

Strengthen your payments position and handle trade risks

Mitigate risk in trade

Our trade and trade finance products ensure your working capital requirements and risk mitigation needs are met
OUR SOLUTIONS

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.
WHY TALK TO US
  • 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.
  • OUR SOLUTIONS
  • WHY TALK TO US

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.
  • 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.
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Guarantee templates and application forms
Issuing of a Standard Foreign Guarantee on a Standard Bank Letter Head
Issuing of a Standard Local Guarantee on a Standard Bank Letter Head
Strictly utilized for re-issuance into Africa only, where the re-issuing bank is a local Stanbic
Local and Foreign Guarantee Application Forms for Standard Bank Group
Local and Foreign Guarantee Application Forms for Standard Bank Group
Local and Foreign Guarantee Application Forms for Standard Bank Group
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Cash Management

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Investor Services

Maximise growth. Minimise your risk.

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SWIFT for corporates

Your streamlined multi-banking payment solution

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Transactional Channel including Business Online

Digital tools that save you time and increase productivity