CORPORATE BANKING

International Banking

Borderless solutions, limitless possibilities

In today’s world of international banking, you need a financial partner that not only manages your cross-border trade requirements, but one that acts as your business partner.

For this reason, our team of international banking specialists offer solutions that facilitate your Corporate and Business Banking international requirements.

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Foreign Currency Account

Transact in all major currencies through one convenient account

Manage foreign currency payments and receipts easily and efficiently via our Customer Foreign Currency Account (CFC Account), available in all major currencies.

A CFC Account enables you to manage your exchange rate risk, assists with trade finance and lets you convert funds when it suits you.

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Foreign Exchange

Access foreign exchange for all your business requirements

Our team of experts understand the risks associated with trading in the foreign exchange market. We can provide solutions and help your business manage the risks associated with international payments in foreign currency for goods and services across borders.

Our various risk management solutions vary from simple forward exchange contracts to more flexible structures allowing for both protection and participation in favourable exchange rate movements.

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International Payments

Send or receive money from abroad with ease

Manage international payments from South Africa and your customers and service providers abroad with our reliable, secure and cost-effective solutions.

Receiving international payments from your customers abroad is easy and reliable through our global network of trusted partner banks that operate securely via the interbank SWIFT communication network.

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International Trade

Manage your cross-border payment and minimise your risk

Our comprehensive international trade solutions enable you to manage your cross-border payments, decrease delivery risk and ensure liquidity through the availability of working.

We can assist with import and export documentary credits, import and export documentary collections, foreign guarantees and trade loans. These products can be used to negotiate better terms, tender for business in competitive markets and enhance your trading status.

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Travel

Enjoy a seamless experience whilst on business abroad

Travelling abroad on business? We offer payment solutions to ensure your journey is hassle-free.

We can supply you with foreign banknotes, an easy-to-use Cash Passport™ debit card that supports multiple currencies – and if you are a regular international business traveller, an Omnibus Travel Facility to make your journey much easier

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Additional Services

Benefit from value-added support in your international business dealings

Our team of experts will support your cross-border activities with:

• Exchange control expertise to ensure your transactions are compliant with SARB regulations

• Advisory and consultancy to assist you in structuring your transactions

• Processing channels to effect international transactions using our robust electronic channels

• Transactional processing supported by a specialised processing centre, to ensure your transactions are handled speedily and efficiently.

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