Geared for Africa
Africa is becoming increasingly important in the global trade economy, with abundant natural resources that are important for both emerging and developed economies globally. Yet, the contraction in global credit has seen many international institutions limit their risk appetite or withdraw from trade finance in Africa.
Standard Bank is active in trade finance in Africa, backed by our strong balance sheet, sufficient capital and liquidity, and risk appetite. With an extensive on-the-ground presence on the continent and in key financial centres, we offer competitive funding costs and experienced teams to help your business find success in every transaction. We also help clients leverage their commodities or receivables as collateral.
We provide liquidity to help deepen intra-African trade and increase trade flows between the continent and other emerging market regions. With long-standing experience in natural resources, we are the right partner in trade finance across the energy, metals and mining, and agricultural sectors.
As an originator of African risk, we create suitable and stable investment channels for investors who are looking to increase African risk in their portfolio but require a partner with the skill and experience to ensure it matches their appetite and investment strategy.