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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Invest Africa Strategic Association

Absa and Invest Africa enter into a strategic partnership, positioning Absa as the leading African retail, corporate and investment bank globally.


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.


Committed to delivering innovative funding for ground-breaking developments

It takes partners with strong foundations to build a brighter future. We’re proud to have successfully funded the Amdec Group for the construction of Harbour Arch, a mixed-use development comprising six residential towers.


MSCI South Africa Annual Property Index December 2020

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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.


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