Crown Agents Bank, formerly known as Crown Agents Financial Services Limited, was founded in 1749. The name was changed in 2005. The bank was formerly part of international development agency Crown Agents Limited but was sold, alongside Crown Agents Investment Management, to Helios Investment Partners in 2016.
Crown Agents Bank is based in Sutton, United Kingdom and has international offices in Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and Latin America. One of the bank’s key goals is to link developing markets in Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa with financial institutions in OECD countries, and it works with central banks, commercial banks and financial authorities to improve standards and encourage sustainable growth and inclusion.
Crown Agents Bank Products and Services
Crown Agents Bank works with governments and public sector organisations both in the UK and internationally to provide a range of specialised banking and financial management services including supply chain management, asset management and procurement services. These services allow governments to plan spending, manage lending and debt, and raise necessary revenue.
CAB also provides financial exchange and international payment services, specialising in ‘exotic’ currencies and linking these developing markets with the rest of the world with competitive exchange rates, navigating risk, liquidity in illiquid markets and removing payment barriers. EMPower, the bank’s specialist emerging markets platform is a one-stop-shop for foreign exchange customers to manage their day to day and access live news feeds.
Crown Agents Bank also offers a range of trade finance products to customers in the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa, including:
Crown Agents Bank has well over a century of experience in the markets it is focused on, so customers can be sure that all staff are experts in the unique challenges and opportunities that these markets represent.
Crown Agents Bank Security
In the UK Crown Agents Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority.