Invest in Africa with an award-winning global finance team

Our finance solutions open the possibility for you and your business. We work with you to tailor the ideal funding structure for your development needs to expand infrastructure, acquire or replace assets, or finance projects.


Debt Financing

Partner with a top lender in Africa

As industry leaders in originating, structuring, executing and distributing all types of funding across numerous specialist sectors, our Corporate Debt team ranks among the top in sub-Saharan Africa. We leverage our expertise to assist our corporate, financial sponsor and financial institution clients.

Contact Chetan Jeeva


Asset Financing

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relationships that go the extra mile
to move your business forward
a top lender in Africa

Our experienced team leverage their in-depth experience in asset-based finance to provide value added solutions to suit your financing needs.

We focus on aviation, shipping and land transportation finance through senior debt, mezzanine debt, export credit agency enhanced debt and pre-delivery payment financing solutions.

Contact Morne Visagie


Project Financing

Finance critical assets and projects with tailormade solution

Our team supports your business aspirations with project finance deals and provides risk-management solutions across interest-rate, commodity-price and currency hedging. Our offering ranges from project finance advisory, debt-arranging, underwriting and syndication services to agent and account banking services.

This offering is supported by products including project finance term loans, reserve-based lending facilities, export credit agency-backed loans, revolving credit facilities, bridge loans, mezzanine financing facilities and working capital facilities for project companies.

Contact Theuns Ehlers


Structured Trade and Commodity Finance

Our bespoke trade finance solutions are designed to support your working capital and balance sheet risk transfer requirements.

Structured Trade and Commodity Finance (STCF) provide short-term, self-liquidating trade finance solutions.

Get solutions that are tailor-made to adapt to and suit local, regional and global commodity traders, importers and exporters and manufacturers.

Solutions are typically secured by underlying assets and other commodities. Inherently self-liquidating solutions partnered with the marketability of the underlying asset and the trade finance instrument in use provides the security that is needed in these unprecedented times.

Contact Rudy Wuite


Sustainable Finance

Financing clients’ sustainability ambitions. Partner with Absa for tailored sustainable finance solutions.

As a leading African financial institution, one of our key enablers is playing a shaping role in Africa's growth and sustainability.

We are committed to helping our clients transition to a low-carbon, inclusive, circular economy. As a financial institution, our strength lies in our connections to various stakeholders across sectors and the economy.

Our vision is to leverage this strength, channelling financing into solutions that support inclusive growth and environmental protection, growing ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) impact.

Our sustainable finance offering spans all sectors and focuses on bespoke solutions including sustainable loans, sustainability-linked loans and sustainable bonds.

Contact Heidi Barends at Heidi Barends

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Market Accelerator for Green Construction Building Finance

In collaboration with the IFC, we offer a performance-based initiative known as Market Accelerator for Green Construction (MAGC). This green construction finance is to be used exclusively for financing the construction, and/or retrofitting of buildings if their designs are certified under an eligible green building certification.


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CDC provides $50m risk sharing facility to Absa to support lending to MSMEs and households through Microfinance and Non-Bank Financial Institutions in Africa


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