Cambridge Global Payments selects Crown Agents Bank for payments in Asia and Africa

Published // 29th June 2021

This Partnership will help Cambridge expand its reach in emerging and frontier markets

London, UK, 29th June 2021: Crown Agents Bank Ltd (“CAB”) is pleased to announce they have been selected as a new banking partner by Cambridge Global Payments (“Cambridge”), a FLEETCOR company and a provider of integrated cross-border payments and currency risk management solutions. The partnership allows Cambridge to expand its global banking footprint to facilitate payments across emerging and frontier markets in APAC and Africa.

Changing socio-economic dynamics and an increasing prevalence of digital technology are impacting trade and the way organisations do business overseas. A recent Crown Agents Bank study found that in the wake of Brexit, almost two-thirds of UK companies have outreach and expanding plans into Africa alone. CAB’s award-winning service established network and local expertise spanning across 200 years of history allows it to offer deep liquidity and last-mile termination across 400 currency pairs.

“Since partnering with Crown Agents Bank, Cambridge has added 8 additional currencies to our portfolio and has benefited from demonstrated improvements in the transparency of payments & speed of settlement across frontier and emerging markets” said Mark Frey, President, Cambridge Global Payments. “With Cambridge’s already strong coverage across Europe, North and South America, our partnership with CAB will allow us to further expand our presence across Asia and Africa, providing additional value to our customers.”

Joe Hurley, Chief Commercial Officer, Crown Agents Bank, said: “2021 is proving to be an exciting year for Cambridge as it transitions to its new brand, CorPay. Cambridge is highly regarded worldwide, so we are delighted to have been chosen to support them at this important time for the business”.  “Our vision at Crown Agents Bank includes offering our clients cutting edge services that give them every advantage in a competitive environment, particularly in emerging and frontier markets. This partnership enables Crown Agents Bank to continue our rapid digital transformation and dynamic growth and we look forward to our combined success on this journey.”

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About Crown Agents Bank

Crown Agents Bank is a financial service partner of choice for many governments, development organisations and regulated financial services businesses. It acts as a preferred payment and FX intermediary facilitating the delivery of money into some of the fastest-growing economies in the world. With its help, Crown Agents Bank customers overcome challenges which can include illiquid FX markets or the complex process of ‘last-mile’ delivery across bank and emerging forms of non-bank payment rails.

About Cambridge Global Payments

Cambridge Global Payments, a FLEETCOR company, is a leading provider of integrated cross-border payment services and currency risk management solutions. As a trusted partner for more than 25 years, Cambridge delivers innovative solutions designed to mitigate foreign exchange exposure and address unique business needs. Our award-winning capabilities and industry-leading technologies simplify the way businesses connect with the global marketplace. As one of the largest bank-independent providers globally, we are flexible and responsive, with offices and applicable licensing and regulatory approvals across North America, Europe, and Australia.

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