Our network of businesses covers the world’s largest and fastest growing trade corridors and economic zones. More than 40 per cent of our client revenue derives from businesses and individuals with an international presence.

71 countries and territories

more than 90 per cent of global GDP, trade and capital flows

The value of our international network comes from our connections to the people who drive economic activity. We provide products and services enabling our customers to meet their diverse financial needs – from purchasing a music download to financing the construction of an international airport. Our relationships reflect the geographic reach of our network and the range of customers we support.

When we bank clients on both sides of a transaction, we can help them overcome obstacles and manage risk and liquidity costs more effectively. We are uniquely positioned to be the bridge between customers, both large and small, around the world.

We develop our products and services to be globally consistent and to represent the highest standards across all our markets. This allows us to serve our clients efficiently and in a consistent way in every country where we bank them.

Our transaction banking products help clients trade and invest internationally. We are an industry leader in global trade and receivables finance; global liquidity and cash management; and foreign exchange. We provide securities services to help financial institutions access international financial markets.

We share knowledge and expertise across our global businesses to serve our customers more effectively. For example, we can provide global markets products to large multinationals as well as to small businesses. We insure risks for individuals and corporations alike. Many of our private banking clients own companies that are also corporate clients.

Developing long-term relationships with clients is key to delivering our strategy and growing our business.

Largest trade corridors and market presence 2020 forecast from Oxford Economics

Our priority markets cover both sides of nine of the world’s 15 largest bilateral trade corridors and one side of the other six corridors. These corridors represent nearly 50 per cent of global trade.