Foreign Exchange

Access a world of possibilities with Absa’s foreign
exchange expertise

With on-the-ground presence in 10 African countries and an extensive track record in a further 20 countries, we enable trade across a range of foreign exchange products on OTC and exchange-traded markets. Partner with our award-winning pan-African FX team, and leverage the strength of our intellectual capital, access to African markets and leading technology platforms.


Partner with a pan-African FX expert

We trade on behalf of our clients across a range of foreign exchange products on OTC and exchange-traded markets. These include spot, forwards, swaps, options and futures trading.

Leverage our global experience and African expertise to grow your global business. Our FX Sales and Trading Teams are backed by world-class research, giving us a dynamic view of your FX exposures and providing bespoke solutions to real-word challenges.

Understanding current account deficits

Absa’s foreign exchange expertise

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The Next Step in FX Risk Management

Most aspects of modern life are managed via smartphone. Now, with a new Absa Access Mobile app, businesses can manage their foreign exchange (FX) risk on the go, too.


2021: Cautious Optimism for FX

After the fear and uncertainty of 2020, there’s cause for optimism as 2021 shapes up to be a very different year for foreign exchange (FX)


Tracking the seasonality of the rand

Despite its natural volatility, some aspects of the FX market – and of the rand/dollar exchange rate – can be predicted.


Innovation is key to unlocking Africa’s banking potential

A connected digital experience that gives you a holistic and comprehensive view of your banking activities across Pan-Africa.


Open Borders, Open Business

As borders reopen after the Covid-19 lockdown, what opportunities are there for South African businesses in Africa, and what role does foreign exchange (FX) play in helping those businesses grow?

Risk Management

Pension Funds and Alternative Investments Africa Virtual Conference

The Pension Funds and Alternative Investments Africa Conference, to be held virtually from 19-20 March 2021, will bring together senior executives from Pension Funds with Regulators, Asset Managers, Financial Advisors, and other stakeholders, to engage in meaningful discussions on the way forward for the sector.


Leadership: Playing offensive or defensive

Absa Group's Managing Director Transactional Banking African Regional Operations Thabo Makoko has a clear message to stakeholders.

Risk Management

2021: Early optimism for FX?

The disruptive events of 2020 continue to roll into 2021. What does this mean for the FX market?

Risk Management

Ready for a digital currency?

The possibilities around the tech revolution


How to build iterative client feedback loops that bring you closer to your clients

In a constantly evolving world where client expectations are continually changing, businesses need to be more adaptable and stay closer to their clients.


Is the longest bull market in history back?

Encouraging announcements around the effective development of vaccines by leading multinational pharmaceutical groups have triggered a broad-based rally across equity markets going into the final quarter of 2020.


2021: An FX Outlook

After the events of 2020, what awaits FX markets in 2021?


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