GTR’s first annual search for the best trade finance institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa began in September 2012. Readers were asked to vote for the best local finance institutions across the region, and three months later over 2,000 votes had been cast. The winners are:

Best ECA in Africa: Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC)

Best trade finance law firm in Africa: Norton Rose

Best local trade finance banks in:

Angola: BES Angola
Benin: Diamond Bank
Botswana: FNB Botswana
Cameroon: Ecobank
Côte d’Ivoire: Ecobank
DRC: Trust Merchant Bank
Ethiopia: Commercial Bank of
Ethiopia (CBE)
Ghana: Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)
Kenya: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)
Mauritius: Mauritius Commercial Bank
Mozambique: Standard Bank
Namibia: Standard Bank
Niger: Ecobank Niger
Nigeria: First Bank of Nigeria
Rwanda: Bank of Kigali
Senegal: Ecobank Senegal
Sierra Leone: Ecobank
South Africa: Standard Bank
South Sudan: RMB
Omdurman National Bank
Tanzania: CRDB Bank
Uganda: Standard Chartered
Zambia: PTA Bank
Zimbabwe: PTA Bank