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We welcome the opportunity to help and tailor a solution for your business

Please contact the dedicated Global Commercial Banking desk via email at global@fnb.co.za

Dedicated teams


Dedicated international teams (including our Chinese team who are fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese) who are focused on providing banking and financial services to clients in South Africa and in the China-Africa, India-Africa corridors.

Product reach


Products that are supported by FNB Africa in:

  • Namibia
  • Botswana
  • Swaziland
  • Lesotho
  • Mozambique
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia

Dedicated teams


Internationally dedicated teams (including our Chinese team who are fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese) focused on providing banking and financial services to clients in South Africa and in the China-Africa, India-Africa Corridors.

Africa


We facilitate Business Solutions in the African countries where we have a presence. FNB currently has subsidiaries in the following African countries: Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Ghana.

How we do business

We can facilitate the opening of an account in these countries, together with online banking access, for a South African based company without them having to leave their offices in South Africa. The representative from FNB Global Business Banking Africa becomes in essence a Global Relationship Manager and looks after a client's banking interests in the applicable African countries. Cross border expansion can be daunting but you can use the experience of the FNB Global Business Banking team to your advantage. We have the necessary expertise to help your company do business in the rest of Africa in line with Exchange Control Regulations.

India


FNB Global Business Banking - India Desk assists Indian companies expanding their businesses into Africa and our African clients looking at expanding their businesses into India. FNB is FRB in India. You can now bank in India without changing banks.

How we do business

We are the connector between businesses wanting to do business in the Indo-Africa corridor. We provide qualified introductions to businesses looking at starting a new company, minority or majority shareholding stake in a company, JV, Partnership or wanting to establish a distribution channel. FirstRand is the only African bank with a full banking licence in India. We are the only South African bank that offers the rand/rupee hedging services in the Indo-SA corridor. We are able to provide cross border funding in dollars. Our banking services range across the banking spectrum from corporate investment banking to retail banking. FRB has a good network in India and able to provide qualified introductions in respect of alternate suppliers and FDI opportunities

Our team is fully localised and based in BKC, Mumbai.

China


FirstRand Ltd has a representative office in Shanghai, China. We provide professional and efficient services to our Chinese clients, and facilitate the flow of trade/investment between Africa and China.

How we do business

We support Chinese companies ensuring they understand South African and African countries' banking rules; and regulations. With internationally dedicated teams who are fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese focused on providing our customers with end to end financial solutions. Our China Desk is also acting as cultural ambassador internally and externally to ensure there is no miscommunication. We also assist South African companies who are planning to invest or trade in China. We provide the necessary guidance, such as risk mitigation on international trade settlement. Should any company wish to invest in China, we provide the relevant authority contact information to speed up the process.

Global Commercial Banking


Expanding your business globally

FNB Global Commercial Banking provides banking and financial services, advice and solutions specifically focused on the needs of companies who have business interests and business expansion requirements in Africa, India and China.

What this is


A seamless solution

Access a seamless solution to take full advantage of the growing trade inside of Africa as well as between Africa and the rest of the world.

Our services include:

  • Banking
  • Payments & Receipting Solutions
  • Financial Solutions
  • Investment Solutions
  • Trade
  • Exchange Control applications and approvals
  • Cross Border Funding
 

Our corridors


Africa

Facilitating banking and ancillary solutions in other African countries

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India

Assisting Indian companies expanding their businesses into Africa and vice versa

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China

? Providing services , and facilitate trade/investment between Africa and China.

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What's hot


Banking, services, advice + solutions

International trade

Help your company do business internationally

Knowledge + services

To companies expanding across border

Access

Into SA markets and associated regulations

Invest

In a company, or partner with companies in Africa

Product reach

Products that are supported by FNB Africa

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Dedicated teams

Dedicated international teams

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Getting it made easy


Global Commercial Banking

Qualifying criteria

  1. Companies expanding into other African countries + India
  2. Foreign companies looking to enter South Africa
  3. Clients with trade links between Africa, India and/or China

How to get it

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