Author: Andrea Fiano

Global Finance names the World’s Best Trade Finance Banks 2012


NEW YORK, December 16, 2011 Global Finance magazine ( ) has named the “Best Trade Finance Banks” by region and country in an exclusive survey to be published in the February 2012 issue. Global Finance editors — with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and technology experts — selected the best trade finance banks in 78 countries or regions. 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 2012 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 October 2012 SIBOS conference in Osaka, Japan. More details to follow. For more information please contact: Tania Vira, email:

For editorial information please contact: Andrea Fiano, Editor, email:

World's Best Trade Finance Banks 2012 - By Region


Europe BNP Paribas
Central and Eastern Europe UniCredit
Middle East Arab Bank
Nordic SEB
Africa Standard Bank
World's Best Trade Finance Banks 2012 - By Country
Algeria Arab Bank Malaysia Maybank
Angola BES Angola Malta FIMBank
Argentina Citi Mexico Banamex
Armenia Ameriabank Morocco Arab Bank
Australia ANZ Netherlands ING
Austria Bank Austria

New Zealand



Ahli United Bank Nigeria First Bank of Nigeria
Belgium KBC Norway Nordea
Brazil Itaú Unibanco Oman BankMuscat


Scotiabank Pakistan National Bank of Pakistan
Chile Banco Santander Chile Palestine Bank of Palestine
China Bank of China Philippines BDO Unibank
Colombia Bancolombia Poland Bank Pekao
Czech Republic CSOB Portugal Banco Espirito Santo


Nordea Qatar QNB Bank
Egypt Commercial International Bank (CIB)


VTB Capital
Estonia SEB Saudi Arabia SABB
Finland Nordea Singapore DBS
France BNP Paribas Slovakia Tatra banka


Bank of Georgia South Africa Standard Bank
Germany Deutsche Bank South Korea Kookmin Bank (KB)
Greece Eurobank EFG Spain BBVA
Hong Kong HSBC Sweden SEB
Hungary OTP Bank Switzerland Credit Suisse
India HDFC Bank Taiwan Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank
Indonesia Bank Danamon


Israel Bank Leumi Turkey Garanti
Italy Intesa Sanpaolo Ukraine Ukrsotsbank
Japan Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ UAE Emirates NBD
Jordan Arab Bank UK Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)


Halyk Bank US Citi
Kenya KCB Uzbekistan Asaka Bank
Kuwait National Bank of Kuwait Venezuela Banco Mercantil
Latvia SEB Vietnam Vietcombank
Lebanon BLOM Bank Yemen Arab Bank
Lithuania SEB