Standard Chartered is the only international bank operating in all 10 ASEAN countries. With a footprint of more than 60 countries across the globe, we have been supporting clients in ASEAN for over 150 years. With our extensive global network, in-depth local market knowledge and wide-ranging suite of products, we are well-positioned to support your business growth and cross-border financing needs.
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Our Solution: ASEAN fastrack

  • Leverage pre-existing documentation
  • Unified and minimum viable documentation requirement across respective markets
  • Streamline due diligences and onboarding process
  • A single point of contact across ASEAN

Easy Collections

  • Multiple Electronic collections methods across channels
  • Virtual Accounts supporting multi currency
  • Various Collection Points

Enhanced Liquidity

  • Solutions for trapped liquidity
  • Increased visibility to optimise your processes and improve strategic decision making
  • Yield enhancement
  • Specialised Treasury Solutions

Efficient Payments

  • Full suite of unique local payment solutions
  • Dedicated workflows for time critical payables
  • Virtual Accounts solutions available to help reconcile payables
  • Integrated FX payments for seamless workflow

Manage your transactions and accounts anywhere, anytime through our single sign-on, multi-lingual, global platform: Straight2Bank

Features
Reporting iconREPORTING
Powerful management information system (MIS) delivered in near real-time via agreed channel and at required frequency
24-7 iconROUND-THE-CLOCK CHANNEL AVAILABILITY
Accessible 24/7 across the globe
Flexible workflow iconFLEXIBLE WORKFLOWS
Approval process, authorisation matrix and payee information maintenance
Global view iconGLOBAL VIEW
In more than 60 markets
Mobile access iconMOBILE ACCESS
For transactions on the go
Benefits
Simplified processing iconSIMPLIFIED PROCESSING
Single uploads across methods, currencies and countries
Robust security iconROBUST SECURITY
Two-factor authentication, encrypted communication and comprehensive audit trail
Channel interoperability iconCHANNEL INTEROPERABILITY
View and authorise transactions received via web, host-to-host and SWIFT via a single window
Local language support iconLOCAL LANGUAGE SUPPORT
Support for traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese & Thai. Facility to maintain details in local language
Full visibility iconFULL VISIBILITY
File/transaction notifications via email alerts

Documentary trade

  • Letter of credit issuance, advising, negotiation, discounting, and confirmation services
  • Import and export documentary collections including discounting of avalised bills (subject to avalising jurisdiction).
  • Financial Institution trade loans
  • One-stop guarantee programme for BGs/SBLCs issued within our network for faster turn around for issuance

Open account

  • Import and export invoice financing
    • Receivables services
    • Pre-shipment finance
  • Borrowing-based trade loans

Supply chain finance

  • Financing the suppliers and distributors based on client’s credit standing
  • Enables more favourable purchase terms from suppliers
  • Easier access to financing for the suppliers and distributors
  • Unlocks cash from clients receivables and distributors with extended credit terms
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Key differentiators

  • Provide access to over 100 emerging market and G10 currencies
  • Pioneer in interest rate and cross currency swaps in Asia, Africa and the Middle East
  • Broad range of credit products to assist clients in managing credit risk exposures or in enhancing investment yields
  • Industry specialists and dedicated on the ground teams across our footprint markets

Rates and FX

  • The Bank continues to break new ground in our markets, delivering products including:
    • FX forwards, non-deliverable forwards, options, index products and e-commerce
    • Broad Interest Rate product suite

Structuring

  • Our structuring teams work with clients on their hedging, investment and funding requirements
  • Dedicated resources provide full coverage to onshore sales and facilitate deal discussions with clients

Research

  • A team of economists cover macro and FX trends across our markets
  • Dedicated rate strategists provide market updates and trade ideas
  • Credit team produces ad-hoc analysis of major Commercial Banking names

Promoting sustainable finance where it matters most

Sustainable Finance revolution

Supporting sustainable growth

We provide financial products and services to people and businesses to help drive sustainable development, economic growth and job creation. Our sustainability aspirations set out how we aim to promote social and economic development through our core business of banking.

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Our product frameworks

We are creating sustainable finance products to support sustainable development. Our frameworks, developed in collaboration with Sustainalytics, the leading provider of ESG and corporate governance research, set out what qualifies as ‘sustainable’ and ‘green’ products.

As the bank’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures unit, it is focused on developing an innovation culture and mindset, deepening capabilities and experimenting with new business models through an open platform and network of people and partnerships.

Innovation ecosystems across our markets

We have six eXellerator labs in Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Kenya, Shanghai & one scouting location in San Francisco

They facilitate business units and clients' adoption of innovation & fintech solutions using Human Centered Design, lean & agile methodology

Intrapreneur programme

An innovation platform within the Bank providing employees with the resources and tools to bring their ideas to life.

Our SC Innovate ideation platform for staff to submit ideas or respond to published business challenges.

SC Ventures Fintech Bridge

Our platform connecting startups, investors, ecosystem partners and our corporate clients

Facilitated by the proof of concept framework which enables fintech partners start a POC in the Bank within two weeks

Awards and accolades

Corporate Treasurer Awards 2020
Best Trade and Supply Chain House Award

Corporate Treasurer Awards 2019
Best Chain and Supply Chain House

Global Capital Asia Awards 2019
Best High Yield Corporate Bond
Best Project Finance Deal

Global Finance Awards 2019
World’s Best Consumer Digital Banks Awards in Asia-Pacific
World’s Best Domestic Sub Custodian
World’s Best Sub Custodian

IFR Asia Awards 2019
Indonesia Capital Markets Deal

The Asset Triple A Asia Infrastructure Awards 2019
Oil and Gas Deal of the Year

The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2019
Best Corporate Bond
Best FIG Bond
Best High Yield Bond
Best Sovereign Bond

The Asset’s Triple A Treasury, Trade, Supply Chain & Risk Management 2019
Best Liquidity and Investments Solution
Best Supply Chain Solution
Best Trade Finance Solution

Corporate Treasurer Awards 2020
Best Finance Strategies

Global Finance Awards 2020
Best Islamic Digital Bank

IFR Asia Awards 2020
Malaysia Capital Markets Deal

The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2020
Best Payments and Collection Solutions
Best Service Providers - Liquidity Management
Best Treasury and Working Capital

The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2020
Best ASEAN Sustainability Sri Sukuk

Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Providers 2020
Best Fund Administrator, Retail Funds

Triple A Treasury, Trade, SSC (Sustainable Supply Chain) and Risk Management Awards 2020
Best Payments and Collections Solution
Best Service Provider- Liquidity Management
Best in Treasury and Working Capital
Leadership Awards: Treasury Team of The Year
Leadership Awards: CFO of The Year

Global Private Banking Innovation Awards 2020
Best Use of Technology in Wealth Management
Best Mobile Banking App
Outstanding Wealth Management Service for the Affluent

Digital CX Awards 2020
Best Customer Experience Credit Card
Best Customer Experience Investment Product
Highly Acclaimed in Best Digital Customer Experience (Underwriting)
Best Use of Customer Feedback
Best Customer Experience Social Media (Wealth)

Malaysian e-Payments Excellence Awards 2020
Best Direct Debit Bank

Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards 2020
Best Islamic Retail Bank - Malaysia
Best Mass Affluent Banking Offering
Best Social Media Marketing Initiative

Corporate Treasurer Awards 2019
Best Trade and Supply Chain House

FinanceAsia Awards 2019
Best Foreign Bank

Global Finance Awards 2019
Best Islamic Digital Bank

IFR Asian Awards 2019
Best Malaysian Capital Markets Deal

The Asset Triple A Asia Infrastructure Awards 2019
Petrochemical Deal of the Year

MasterCard Appreciation Night 2019
Best Digital Acquisition Campaign
Best Affinity Credit Card for Liverpool FC Cashback Credit Card 

Islamic Retail Banking Awards 2019
IRBA Champion in Women Entrepreneurship for WOWnita

Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards 2019
Best Savings Account for Privilege$avers Campaign
Best Internet Banking Initiative
Highly Acclaimed in Best Customer Service Innovation
Best Self-Service Banking
Best New Product Launch for Liverpool FC Cashback Credit Card

Syarikat Jaminan Pembiayaan Perniagaan (SJPP), a wholly owned company by the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia
Top Performance Award 2019

Global Finance Awards 2020
Best Sub-Custodian Bank

Philippine Dealing System Awards 2020
Top Corporate Issue Manager /Arranger (Bank Category)

The Asset’s Triple A Award Treasury, Trade, SSC and Risk Management Awards 2020
Best Renminbi Bank
Best  Cash Management

The Asset Triple A Asset Servicing Awards 2020
Highly Commended, Best Retail Fund Administrator

Corporate Treasurer Awards 2019
Best Trade and Supply Chain House Award

Global Finance Awards 2019
Best Sub-Custodian Bank

IFR Asia Awards 2019
Philippines Capital Markets Deal

The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2019
Best Renminbi Bank
Best Sub-Custodian Bank
Highly Commended, Best Fund Administrator (Retail Funds)
Best Corporate Bond
Best FIG Bond
Best Follow On Offering
Best Local Currency Bond
Best Retail Bond
Best Sovereign Bond
Best Syndicated Loan

Philippine Dealing System Awards 2019
Top Corporate Issue Manager /Arranger (Bank Category)
Top Five Fixed Income Dealing Participants (3rd in Rank)

Corporate Treasurer Awards 2020
Best Trade and Supply Chain House Award

The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2020
Best Renimbi Bank

Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Providers 2020
Best Subcustodian in ASEAN/Australia – Singapore

Triple A Treasury, Trade, SSC (Sustainable Supply Chain) and Risk Management Awards 2020
Best Renminbi Bank

Finance Asia 2019
Best Local Currency Bond

Global Capital Asia Awards 2019
Best Investment Grade Syndicated Loan

The Asset Triple A Asia Infrastructure Awards 2019
Most Innovative Deal of the Year

The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2019
Best Bank Capital Bond
Best Local Currency Bond
Best Retail Bond
Best Syndicated Loan

The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2020
Best Renimbi Bank
Best Sustainability Bond
Best Green Bond
Best Corporate Bond

Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Providers 2020
Best Domestic Custodian

Triple A Treasury, Trade, SSC (Sustainable Supply Chain) and Risk Management Awards 2020
Best Renminbi Bank

American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand 2020
AMCHAM CSR Excellence Award

The Asset Asian Awards 2020
Best Domestic Custodian
Best Renminbi Bank

The Asset Triple A Benchmark Research Awards 2020
Top Arranger – Investor’s Choice for primary issue
Best Individual in Research, Thailand, Rank 2
Best Individual in Sales, Thailand, Rank 2

Alpha Southeast Asia Awards 2020
Best Refinancing Deal in Southeast Asia

Alpha Southeast Asia Awards 2019
Best Refinancing Deal

The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2019
Best Bank Capital Bond
Best Quasi-Sovereign Bond

Thai BMA 2019
Best Bond

Treasury & Cash Management Awards 2020 by Global Finance
Best Bank for Cash Management

World’s Best Sub-Custodian Banks 2020 by Global Finance
Best Sub-Custodian Bank

International Finance Awards 2020
Best Foreign Retail Bank

World's Best Digital Banks 2020 by Global Finance
Best Digital Consumer Bank

The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Providers 2020
Best Fund Administrator - Retail Funds
Best Domestic Custodian

International Business Magazine Awards 2020
Best Foreign Bank

Global Banking & Finance Review Awards 2020
Best Digital Bank

The Asset Triple A - Asset Servicing, Institutional Investor and Insurance Awards 2019
Best Fund Administrator - Retail Funds

World’s Best Sub-Custodian Banks 2019 by Global Finance
Best Sub-custodian

World's Best Digital Banks 2019 by Global Finance
Best Digital Consumer Bank

The Global Business Outlook Awards 2019
Best New Credit Card

Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards 2019 by The Digital Banker
Best Retail Bank Vietnam
Excellence in Digital Innovation

Asiamoney's Best Bank Awards 2019
Best International Bank in Vietnam

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