CORPORATE BANKING

Trade Finance and Working Capital

Mitigate trade risks, ensure payment security and maximise your working capital

Regardless of the complexity of your business, we help you manage the risks involved in trade through our specialised finance and guarantee solutions that ensure payment and even out cash flow.

CB_DOCUMENTARY-TRADE-20Percent-616x480

Documentary Trade Finance

Minimise your trade risks and strengthen your negotiating position when importing or exporting

We assist importers and exporters with solutions to mitigate international trade risks and provide financing to enable liquidity and growth.

Our Documentary Trade solution includes Documentary Letters of Credit, Documentary Collections, Bonds Guarantees and Indemnities (BGI's), Back to Back instruments and Escrow Accounts.

CB-OPEN-ACCOUNT-FINANCE-20Percent-616x480

Open Account Finance

Assure your importers or exporters that the supplied goods will be paid for within an agreed invoice date

The terms and types of payments a business agrees with its buyers or sellers will affect its cash flow. We work with you to customise the best solutions to help fund business growth or assist in meeting day-to-day financial obligations.

Our solutions include Receivables Finance, Supplier Finance, Selective Receivables Financing, Account Receivables and Inventory Finance (ARIF), Islamic Trade Finance and Import and Export Trade Loans.

CB-STRUCTURED-TRADE-COMMODITY-20Percent-616x480

Structured Trade and Commodity Finance

Accommodate your working capital and balance sheet risk transfer requirements with our bespoke trade finance solutions

Structured Trade and Commodity Finance (STCF) provide short-term, self-liquidating trade finance solutions. These solutions are particularly suited to local, regional and global commodity traders, importers and exporters and manufacturers.

Solutions are typically secured by underlying assets and other commodities. Comfort is taken in the self-liquidating nature of the solution coupled with the marketability of the underlying asset and the trade finance instrument in use.

CB-TRADE-FINANCE-CHANNELS-20Percent-616x480

Trade Finance Channels

Select the best option to manage your trade finance requirements from our various channels

Our Working Capital and Trade Finance solutions are supported by secure, intuitive and cost-effective channels that are designed to suit your unique requirements.

CB-ABSA-INTERNATIONAL-BANKING-20Percent-616x480

International Banking

Enjoy borderless solutions and 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.

Subscribe for
quarterly updates

Analysis and data-driven insights for a changing
world – delivered direct to your inbox.

Latest insights

Leading-edge thinking from our team of financial and sector experts.

RISK MANAGEMENT

Absa leads the pack in support for SMEs

Small- and medium enterprises (SMEs) are crucial to Africa’s and South Africa’s economy. SMEs urgently need bank funding support to aid their survival through the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Through funding, small businesses can participate and benefit from the new growth opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). At Absa, we are committed to all our clients (big or small) and are determined to give them access to limitless possibilities.

RISK MANAGEMENT

It’s time to rethink how we do trade

Absa’s Abdul Yassim (Head of sales trade and working capital South Africa) and Ruth Ngulube (Head of trade and working capital in Zambia) unpack Covid-19’s effects on trade and how it will bounce back. They explain that despite the challenges South Africa and the region face, there are emerging solutions that will bring new opportunities into the industry.

OUR TRACK RECORD

Feedback from our clients

Subscribe for quarterly updates

Analysis and data-driven insights for a changing world – delivered directly to your inbox.

Rate our website

How would you rate your overall satisfaction with this website?