Africa Trade Finance (ATF) is a financial intermediary incorporated in the UK in 2014 with its office located in the City of London is the head office. ATF is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We recently opened a branch in Dubai in 2021.
ATF focuses on the origination of African trade finance transactions with the aim of assisting existing, new and non-traditional financiers (e.g. banks, funds, and alternative lenders) with their lending activities to Africa.
ATF has a solid network of leading African trade finance institutions, underpinned by a deep understanding of the risks associated with regional and pan-African credit markets.
ATF’s strong technical expertise in trade finance structures and instruments, together with enhanced due diligence and governance, makes it a leader in the African trade market.


We believe the availability of funding and supply from international lenders does not meet the upsurge in demand tied to infrastructure projects across all sectors.


In our opinion, this shortage of financing continues to create a funding gap, which provides the opportunity for investments to benefit from higher yields compared with other emerging economies and for partnerships between traditional and non-traditional lenders.


We arrange loan participations and large syndicated trade loans by partnering with international institutions to provide liquidity to African banks, contributing responsibly to the growth of African economies

Debt origination and distribution

ATF expertise lies in arranging short-term syndicated trade loans among international banks and financiers to bring liquidity to African banks. Various African banks based in West Africa have commissioned ATF to arrange their trade loans. We are also aiming to diversify the origins and expand to French-speaking Africa, East Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Loan amounts can range from USD 50 million up to USD 350 million.


Trade finance solutions

ATF helps African banks to manage and expand their exposure with international counterparts in trade finance activities. Given our expertise in correspondent banking and trade finance services, we are able to liaise with international banks to set up banking relationships and trade finance lines to various African banking groups. ATF can provide solutions to banks in emerging markets to enhance their correspondent banking.