Simple, cost-effective FX and payments in frontier and emerging markets.
What We DoCrown Agents Bank is a leading provider of FX and payments in frontier and emerging markets. Our network and technology transform our clients’ ability to move money where it’s needed most.
We combine coverage, speed, transparency, reliability and highly competitive pricing with deep market expertise. The work we do is essential to enabling financial inclusion, supporting humanitarian relief, and removing financial friction worldwide.
We help communities to thrive by delivering payments and foreign exchange.
Crown Agents Bank combines new digital capabilities and infrastructure with a unique network built up over almost two centuries.
We strive to connect frontier and emerging markets to the rest of the world using finance and technology.
Through the continuous investment in our digital infrastructure, combined with our unique network and expertise, we are reducing the cost and friction associated with moving money to, from and across these countries.
Regulation and ComplianceCrown Agents Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the PRA.
Safety, security and trust are extremely important to us and we continue to invest in our anti-financial crime controls in both systems and people.
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Crown Agents Bank has been awarded the Gold Sustainability Rating by EcoVadis, the largest and most recognised Sustainability and CSR rating agency in the world.
EcoVadis is a trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence, and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Backed by a powerful technology platform and a global team of domain experts, EcoVadis’ easy-to-use and actionable sustainability scorecards provide detailed insight into environmental, social, and ethical risks across 200 purchasing categories and 160 countries. CAB’s Gold Sustainability Rating, ranks Crown Agents Bank within the top 94th percentile of 90,000+ companies assessed by EcoVadis across 160 countries and over 200+ industries.
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 HistoryCrown Agents Bank is a UK regulated bank with fintech capabilities. Our unique global network and frontier and emerging market expertise, combines with our customer-centric technology, to fulfil every FX and payment need.
Next generation digital payment gateway, and mobile money platform launched.
Introduction of EMpower solution suite marks the start of our technology-driven evolution and offers easier access to frontier and emerging market currencies.
Helios Investment Partners acquires Crown Agents Bank. The bank therefore splits from Crown Agents Ltd.
Privatised by the UK Government.
Our beginning as part of Crown Agents Ltd, to offer a variety of financial solutions.