CORPORATE BANKING Trade Finance and Working Capital Cash Management Trade Finance and Working Capital Investor Services International Banking Digital Channels Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Absa commits to growing African trade 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. Learn More Trade Management Online Get access to our suite of trade finance solutions from your mobile device or computer 24/7, no matter where you are As a small, medium, large and corporate customer, you are able to initiate, receive and manage the full lifecycle of our current Trade Finance product offering Learn More Subscribe for quarterly updates Analysis and data-driven insights for a changing world – delivered direct to your inbox. Name Company email address I consent to provide my personal information being collected and processed for this subscription. I Accept the Terms and Conditions PRODUCTS AND SERVICES You may also be interested Absa AccessReal-time, seamlessly integrated banking that offers you more convenience and security. Learn MoreCorporate AdvisoryOur extensive African footprint and expert insights enable us to guide our clients on a range of strategic transactions, navigating them through otherwise complicated financial and regulatory environments.Debt FinancingBy leveraging our deep regional knowledge – and our advisory, financing and capital raising expertise – our award-winning global team will tailor an ideal solution for your needs.View All 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. Read more 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. Read more OUR TRACK RECORD Feedback from our clients “Absa provided us with advice on matters related to project finance and maximising interest income on excess cash. The service received has been outstanding and we have had better-than forecasted interest earnings as a result of the guidance and restructuring provided by Absa CIB. We have also received substantial support for decision making purposes when it comes to financial instruments held with Absa.” Dorper Wind Farm – South Africa President, Trade Association - Africa "Absa has been a partner bank to ACWA Power since our first successful project bid, providing the group with project financing, working capital as well as mandated as the account bank for the project. Absa has provided great value through its service, tailored solutions, valuable insights and advisory to the group." ACWA Power – UAE and Africa President, Trade Association - Africa "As a partner bank to Marubeni for over 6 years, the Absa team has provided awesome service in assisting us to establish our South Africa office. Their always-available attitude has supported us to facilitate our entry into both the South African and African Market." 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