Unlocking value and opportunities in Africa
Trading as Absa Securities UK, our presence in the United Kingdom will help you unlock value and opportunities in the growing, vibrant African economies and businesses. We work across key sectors, including power, utilities and infrastructure, natural resources, automotive and healthcare.
Our London-based corporate and investment banking team has the expertise, insight and relationships to offer select opportunities for our clients, offshore investors and corporate institutions seeking to invest in Africa.
Through our London branch, we help to make your ambition to expand in Africa a reality and can operate at the core of your Africa strategy. Our focus is on turning your risks into opportunities by leveraging our local expertise, so that you can concentrate on your business. And by being close to your operations, you know that you have a partner at your side.
Our global clients benefit from:
- A proudly African bank with global connectivity
- A differentiated local proposition with a proven track record in presence markets
- Skilled on-the-ground expertise
- A single point of contact for pan-Africa business
- Direct engagement where your decision making happens
- Thought leadership on key sectors and operating at the core of your Africa strategy
- In excess of 100 years of experience on the African continent for seamless local execution
- Robust understanding of each unique environment and associated risks, thereby offering a differentiated service and experience
- In-depth knowledge of regulatory and market practices across Africa
- Effective control via our globally competitive treasury management solutions
- The ability to turn risks into opportunities through aligned delivery – our unique solutions across your value chain provide you with confidence and comfort to best serve and deliver on the needs of your colleagues and your clients
- Leading industry and product expertise, with substantial product R&D investments
- A focus on bringing the best of innovation to our clients through Innovation Accelerator and dedicated teams.
We support your strategy with a comprehensive product offering, including:
- Liquidity management
Including overnight and term deposits, and money market funds
- Cash management
Common internet front-end, a wide variety of collections and payments instruments, SWIFT capability, and the largest branch network in Africa
- Trade and working capital
Including working capital financing, distributor and supplier financing, asset financing, bonds, guarantees and indemnities, and import/export financing
- Risk management
Full FX and interest rate capabilities, a well-rated risk management bank (#1 in South Africa), as well as full hedging product capabilities to the extent possible in each country
- Card issuing and acquiring
A comprehensive card offering in South Africa with MI integration capabilities, selective card proposition in rest of African markets, full end-to-end payment processing solutions available
- Investment banking
Full capabilities delivered from South Africa across the region, including advisory (in areas including mergers and acquisitions, and equity capital markets), financing solutions (across LCM, debt capital markets, leveraged finance and project finance), and sales, trading and leading research