We reduce the cost and friction associated with moving money to, from and across frontier and emerging markets.
Access hard-to-reach financial markets
Crown Agents Bank is a UK regulated provider of wholesale FX and cross-border payment services connected across frontier and emerging markets. Over almost two centuries, we have developed deep and trusted relationships with institutions around the globe.
By bringing together digital capabilities with our unrivalled trusted heritage, we enable our clients to safely and securely move money where it’s needed.
We work with:
Payment Companies (Non-Bank Financial Institutions)
To buy frontier currencies or make in-market transactions at competitive rates so that end beneficiaries receive the most money possible.
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UN Global Compact
Since 2018 Crown Agents Bank has been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
Women in Finance Charter
On our journey to create a truly inclusive culture, we are delighted at Crown Agents Bank to be a signatory of the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter. By signing up to the Charter we are making a commitment to supporting women’s progression in our industry and to promote gender diversity.
We have the commitment and support of our Board and Senior Executives to set a target for our businesses, publish ongoing progress, link achievement of targets to performance related pay and continue to introduce programmes which will support the career development of women.
Crown Agents Bank currently has 25.6% female representation among our Bank’s leadership and senior management roles and we have set a target of 30% to achieve by 2024.
Our extensive global network and local expertise particularly across frontier markets has been built up over almost two centuries. Our network, FX liquidity and digital payment rails allow us to deliver efficient, cost effective FX and payment services facilitating trade and commerce, aid development flows and aggregated remittance flows into and between our focus markets and the rest of the world.
A Trusted Brand
We have a long-term commitment to opening and maintaining safer cross border trade corridors with frontier and emerging countries with a deep commitment to enhancing financial inclusion in the process.
- Introduction and development of our mass payments platform through 2020 extending the reach of our low value, high volume payment capabilities.
Next generation digital payment gateway
- Acquisition of Segovia, a venture-backed technology company focused on frontier and emerging market mobile money payments.
FX e-trading technology platform introduced
- Launch of EMpowerFX e-trading platform, enabling easier access to frontier and emerging market currencies for our clients.
Helios Investment Partners acquires Crown Agents Bank, a subsidiary of Crown Agents Ltd
- Crown Agents Bank separates from Crown Agents Group and is acquired by Helios Investment Partners.
Privatised by the UK Government
Since 1833, we have provided a variety of financial services solutions with the ultimate aim to support governments, international development organisations, banks and other financial institutions operating in or with frontier and emerging markets.
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