Standard Chartered is the only international bank operating in all 10 ASEAN countries. With a presence in 59 of the world's most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 85, we have been supporting clients in ASEAN for over 160 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

The Asian Banker Transaction Finance Awards 2022
Most Sustainable Transaction Bank in Asia Pacific 
Best International Supply Chain Finance Bank in Asia Pacific

Corporate Treasurer Awards 2020
Best Trade and Supply Chain House Award

Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Country Awards 2020
Best Sovereign Bond
Best Quasi-Sovereign Bond
Best Bank Capital Bond
Best FIG Bond
Best High Yield Bond

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 Capital Markets Country Awards 2020
Best Investment Grade Bond
Best Liability Management
Best Syndicated Loan

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

The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2021
Best Bond Adviser (Global)
Best Sustainability Bond
Best Sovereign Bond
Best Corporate Bond
Best Retail Bond
Best Syndicated loan

Global Finance Sub-custodian Awards 2021
Best Sub-custodian Award 

Philippine Dealing System Awards 2021
Top Corporate Issue Manager/Arranger Award (Bank Category)
Top Five Corporate Securities Market Maker (3rd in rank)

The Asset Triple A Sustainable Investing Awards 2021 for Institutional Investor, ETF, and Asset Servicing Providers
Best Sub-Custodian Bank

The Asset Triple A Treasury, Trade, SSCB and Risk Management Awards 2021
Best Supply Chain Solutions 

The Asset Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Awards 2021
Best Sustainability Bond - Financial Institution
Best Sovereign Bond
Best Local Currency Bond
Best Retail Bond
Best Liability Management
Best Syndicated Loan

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 2020
Best Trade and Supply Chain House Award

The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2020
Best Renimbi Bank

Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Country Awards 2020
Best Sustainability-Linked Loan
Best Acquisition Financing
Best Insurance Capital Bond

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

Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Country Awards 2020
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

The Asset Triple A Infrastructure Awards 2021
Project Finance House of the Year
Green Project of the Year
Renewable Energy Deal of the Year-Solar

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

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

International Finance Awards 2020
Best Foreign Retail 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

Triple A Sustainable Capital Markets Country Awards 2020
Best Local Currency Bond

International Business Magazine Awards 2020
Best Foreign Bank

Global Banking & Finance Review Awards 2020
Best Digital Bank

 

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Contact us today to discuss how Standard Chartered can help