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



NEW YORK, December 19, 2012Global 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.


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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