Global Finance names the World’s Best Trade Finance Banks 2013


NEW YORK, December 19, 2012 Global Finance magazine ( ) has named the “Best Trade Finance Banks” by region and country in an exclusive survey to be published in the February 2013 issue. Global Finance editors — with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and technology experts — selected the best trade finance banks in 83 countries or regions. In addition, for the first time, a poll of Global Finance ’s corporate readership was conducted in order to increase the accuracy and reliability of the results. Criteria for choosing the winners included: transaction volume, scope of global coverage, customer service, competitive pricing and innovative technologies.

The Best Trade Finance Bank globally will be announced in the October 2013 issue.

“Now more than ever, the availability of trade finance at reasonable prices is crucial to the health of the global economy,” says Joseph D. Giarraputo. “We have selected the banks that are best serving the needs of corporations worldwide as they engage in cross-border trade.”

An Awards Ceremony for all winners will be conducted at the same time as the September 2013 SIBOS conference in Dubai. More details to follow.

For more information please contact: Katharine Frey, email:

World's Best Trade Finance Banks 2013 - Global
Best Trade Finance Program International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Best Trade Finance Multilateral Institution or Export Credit Agency Export-Import Bank of the US

World's Best Trade Finance Banks 2013 - By Region
Americas Citi
Western Europe Deutsche Bank
Central and Eastern Europe UniCredit
Middle East Standard Chartered
Nordic Swedbank
Asia Pacific HSBC
Africa Standard Bank

World's Best Trade Finance Banks 2013 - By Country
Algeria Citi Lithuania Swedbank
Angola BES Angola Malaysia Maybank
Argentina Citi Malta Bank of Valletta
Armenia Ameriabank Mexico Banco Santander Mexico
Australia ANZ Mongolia Capital Bank
Austria UniCredit Bank Austria Morocco Banque Populaire du Maroc
Bahrain Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) Netherlands ABN Amro
Belgium BNP Paribas Fortis New Zealand ANZ
Brazil Banco do Brasil Nigeria First Bank of Nigeria
Bulgaria UniCredit Bulbank Norway Nordea
Canada Royal Bank of Canada Oman National Bank of Oman
Chile Banco Santander Chile Pakistan Habib Bank
China Bank of China Palestine Bank of Palestine
Colombia Bancolombia Philippines BDO
Cyprus Bank of Cyprus Poland Bank BPH
Czech Republic UniCredit Bank Portugal Banco Espirito Santo (BES)
Denmark Dankse Bank Qatar Qatar National Bank (QNB)
Egypt Commercial International Bank (CIB) Romania ING Bank Romania
Estonia SEB Russia UniCredit Bank
Finland Nordea Saudi Arabia SABB
France BNP Paribas Singapore DBS Bank
Georgia Bank of Georgia Slovakia Tatra banka
Germany Deutsche Bank South Africa Standard Bank
Ghana Ghana Commercial Bank South Korea Korea Exchange Bank
Greece National Bank of Greece Spain Santander
Hong Kong HSBC Sweden SEB
Hungary OTP Bank Switzerland Credit Suisse
India State Bank of India Taiwan Chinatrust Commercial Bank
Indonesia Bank Central Asia Thailand Kasikornbank
Israel Bank Leumi Turkey Garanti Bank
Italy UniCredit Ukraine UniCredit Bank
Japan Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ UAE Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Jordan Arab Bank UK Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
Kazakhstan HSBC US Bank of America
Kenya Barclays Bank of Kenya Uzbekistan Credit-Standard
Kuwait National Bank of Kuwait Venezuela Banco Mercantil
Latvia Swedbank Vietnam Vietcombank
Lebanon Bank Audi Yemen Arab Bank