Standard Bank, Africa’s leading lender by assets has been named the Best Trade Finance Bank in Sub-Saharan Africa for the second successive year in the annual 2014 Global Trade Review Leaders in Trade Awards.
The GTR Leaders in Trade Awards are recognised by the industry as the most comprehensive trade awards and are voted for by those in the industry engaged in cross border trade in Africa.
“Cross-border and regional trade within Africa continues to grow, and we are always looking for ways in which we can support our clients in their trade finance activities in Africa," says Joe Asamoah, Head of Sales, Trade and Supply Chain Finance, at Standard Bank South Africa.
Standard Bank Group was also awarded a further three accolades in trade finance.
These awards include:
- Best local trade finance bank in South Africa
- Best trade finance bank in East Africa
- Best local trade finance bank in the DRC
“We are delighted to have been the recipient of these awards,” says Mr Asamoah. “These industry accolades provide further confirmation of the success of our client-focused strategy and allow us to recognise our ability to provide comprehensive trade finance solutions.
Our extensive footprint enables us to provide comprehensive trade finance solutions that link your business across Africa and the world. As Africa’s leading trade finance bank, we have the expertise to assist you with your trade and commodity finance requirements, linking you to Africa and the world”, said Mr Asamoah.
Standard Bank continues to position itself as the leading bank on the continent through its operations across 20 countries in Africa. Having built strong in-country advisory capabilities, Standard Bank is able to deliver a full range of corporate and investment banking services to clients across Africa.