Our African business
We have operations in 15 African countries and understand that the dynamics of each market is different.
Africa presents a significant opportunity across multiple sectors and industries. Its growth has been aided by its favourable demographics, improved macro-economic stability, and growing trade and investment flows with Asia and the Middle East.
As the only bank with a strong presence in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, we're uniquely placed to help businesses grow in all three markets. Our presence in Africa reflects our long history there, as well as our appetite to grow with the continent.
As Africa grows, we aim to develop our local business, to meet demand and reinforce our position as Africa's leading international bank.
The story so far...
Here a just a few highlights of how we're helping small and large businesses grow in Africa.
Investing in agricultural productivity
Farmers often struggle to obtain the loans they need to buy essential materials. To help solve this we've come up with several financing solutions that use crop or commodities as collateral as opposed to the usual fixed assets.
We aspire to be the world's leading international bank, across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Africa day 2012
Read our press release for an insight into our plans for investment and development in the region.
Here for good
It’s about sticking by our clients and customers, and always trying to do the right thing.