ATF’s expertise lies in arranging short-term syndicated trade loans among international banks and financiers to bring liquidity to African banks. Various West African banks have commissioned ATF to arrange their trade loans. We are also aiming to expand into French-speaking Africa, East Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Loan amounts can range from USD 50 million up to USD 350 million. The purpose of the loans is to support and finance trade transactions. We ensure disbursement of our trade loans in a timely manner using an international bank as an agent. ATF’s network and relationships with trade financiers ensures a successful track record when it comes to distributing trade assets. ATF’s counterparts are international banks, regional banks, credit funds, forfaiting companies and insurance companies. ATF has signed cooperation agreements with various lenders looking to build a high-performing and diversified trade finance portfolio in Africa and around the world.
Advantages for borrowers
Access to large funding facilities from international banks to support liquidity for trade related transactions at competitive rates.
ATF takes charge of all the bookkeeping and arrangements as well as legal documents outside Africa.
Advantages for lenders:
Portfolio investment and diversification with calculated risk in Africa.
Use of unused correspondent banking limits.
Very attractive yields.
The facility is trade focused.
The period of the facility is 6 months to 1 year with the option to renew at the lender’s discretion.
The funding position is self-liquidating.
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.