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Credit as a force for good

Discover credit opportunities in the world’s hardest-to-reach markets with us

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Your credit partner in high-barrier markets

Barriers to financing and investment persist across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. A worrying consequence is widespread infrastructure gaps, which exacerbate the social and economic issues faced in these regions.

We’re committed to closing these gaps, funding social and environmental progress, and supporting clients like you to achieve your financing and investment goals.

Whether you need financing, risk management, hedging or yield generation, we have the products and structuring capabilities to support you. We provide a wide range of products within bonds and loans, including securitisation and sustainable finance products. And for complex or niche financing needs, customised structuring is available.

Thanks to a long-held commitment to Asia, Africa and the Middle East, we can help you circumvent barriers – and provide access to liquidity in markets with the world’s greatest yield potential. And with sustainability at the heart of our offerings, you can meet your credit goals whilst also moving forward with your own unique sustainable-transition agenda.

Why choose us?

  • Access a full product range

    We offer countless loan and bond variations and structured solutions, all in one place

  • Bolster your sustainability

    Explore unique ESG-driven financing opportunities across emerging and frontier markets

  • Discover untapped liquidity pools

    We arrange transactions and extend credit across a unique mix of emerging and frontier markets

  • Credit in good times and bad

    We’ll stand by you, your credit needs, and the communities in our footprint through times of stress

What we offer

Our credit market solutions serve a wide variety of needs. Across our exciting network, our solutions support M&A activity, working-capital and sustainable financing needs, public-sector funding, leveraged finance, shipping financing, project export financing (PEF), and much more.

With countless types of bonds and loans available, we can find the best solution to meet your needs – and we also provide trading and investor financing opportunities.


Attracting loan financing in emerging and frontier markets often presents unmountable hurdles. Having invested in many of these markets for decades, we’ve perfected our risk-structuring balance – so we can extend credit lines like no other international bank. We can also support large-scale projects in these exciting markets via syndicate loans.


Access to the world’s most promising bond markets remains limited. With licenses and on-the-ground presence across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, we can help you tap unchartered liquidity. Plus, as one of the first banks to structure bond deals linked to sustainability targets in these markets, we can also support your sustainable-transition agenda. 

Channelling capital towards a better world

Credit market participants have a unique opportunity to use capital as a force for good. Here are just a few examples of how we’ve worked with clients to meet their investment and financing needs – and encourage a more sustainable future.

  • solar panels


    Rural electrification project that will supply sustainable energy to almost 1 million Angolans.

  • large lng ship tanker


    As the maritime industry seeks to reduce carbon emissions, an increasing number of shipowners, lessors and operators are opting for LNG dual-fuelled vessels that are lower in emissions compared with traditional bunker fuel fleets.

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Uncovering a world of unchartered opportunities

Access and thrive in high-barrier markets with us. We provide on-the-ground research into Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and proprietary pricing and trade execution across multiple asset classes – including FX, rates, and commodities.

And for more complex packaging needs, we offer bespoke structuring solutions. For financing needs, we offer a full spectrum across our dynamic footprint – from traditional credit and debt market products, to specialised financing and beyond. And with custody, clearing and securities lending also available, we can support all your financial market needs.