Markets solutions for your forex and investment needs
We’ll help you source foreign currency and choose the best investment products and we’ll keep you informed about the local and global foreign exchange and money markets.
Get foreign exchange on the spot
If you want immediate foreign currency, get in touch with our experienced team who will tell you more about our spot foreign exchange.
- Our global expertise and knowledge of the local industry work in your favour.
- Deals can be booked in any of the major currencies.
- You can exchange any foreign currency you need with no minimum deal value.
- You pay no separate commission fees. The cost of the deal is determined by the current exchange rate.
- We can provide premium foreign currency pricing with the best rates for cash, telegraphic transfers and foreign currency cheques.
Simple forex risk management solutions
Our team of specialists will help you manage the different kinds of exposure you face in the day-to-day running of your business, be it foreign exchange, interest rates or commodity risk.
- We help create certainty over your cash flow, protecting you from foreign exchange exposure.
- We shield you against any interest rate hikes.
- We help you manage your exposure to changes in commodity prices.
- Derivatives are contracts of which the value depends on (derives from) the value of an underlying asset, reference rate or index.
- Absa markets provides derivative and risk management products like forward contracts, swaps and options.
Grow your investment portfolio
We offer treasury bills, treasury bonds and fixed and unfixed deposits at competitive rates to financial and corporate institutions, small and medium enterprises, businesses and individuals. Partner with us and enjoy easy access to funds when you need them.
- These are government securities issued for periods of 91, 182 and 365 days.
- Interest on these securities is paid at maturity with the principal amount.
- These are government securities with the longest maturity, ranging for periods of 2, 3, 5, 10 and 15 years.
- Interest on these securities is paid semi-annually and the principal amount at maturity.
What you get
- Safe and secure investment
- Premium rates and interest paid at maturity
- Low risk and competitive return on your funds
- Flexible investment terms
What you need to know
- Linked to the account of your choice
- Available in local and foreign currency
- Both fixed and unfixed deposits available
Stay clued-up with our market updates
We can provide you with regular market updates and access to our award winning research, including conference calls with our economics team.
What you can expect
- We keep you informed about the local and global foreign exchange and money markets.
- Get free daily market commentary through our Daily Market Report.
- Our dealers are available to give you market updates, access to research house reports and news updates on factors that move the market locally and globally, on a daily basis.
Get all your foreign currency online
Trading internationally has never been as easy as with our foreign exchange trading platform. Through our on-the-ground presence, extensive knowledge of local African markets and proven expertise in foreign exchange electronic trading solutions, we are in an excellent position to unlock local market liquidity in 12 countries across Africa and the Indian Ocean.
- Full suite of foreign exchange products including spot, forwards and swaps
- Easy-to-use with instant deal confirmation
- Market information to assist with informed decision making
- Real-time execution in local and major currency pairs up to 1 year forward
- Precision pricing in both spot and forward outrights
- Configurable pricing displays
- Live streaming ticker, news streams, intraday charts and fully customisable trade blotters
- Access to research charting and analysis
- Straight through processing and links to risk capability
- No minimum and maximum trade size
- Improved control over your foreign exchange execution
- Downloadable historical deal information providing a clear audit trail
- 24-hour client service and support