We are rethinking and rebuilding trade finance.
Our collaborative, simplified and data-first approach develops a thriving partner-ecosystem and innovative value propositions.

About Us

Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank was born through a collaborative venture between AGTB Holdings Limited, a Rowland family controlled company, and Mubadala Investment Company. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, AGTB is strategically located in the innovation-friendly environment of the Abu Dhabi Global Market and positioned to take advantage of the UAE’s role as a global trade hub. 

Envisioned as the world’s-first digital corporate trade bank, AGTB seeks to address the trade finance gap, left by incumbent trade banking models and FinTech platforms. In the context of today’s dynamic marketplace and globalization, corporate banking and trade finance are fundamentally broken. We are challenging the conventional mindset with a disruptive and transformative approach and aiming to facilitate trade-related financial and banking access to the many underserved corporate segments.

Our endeavour is to simplify and supply client-centric trade banking propositions by combining FinTech expertise, new technologies and the courage to reimagine corporate trade banking. The aim is to offer automated operational flexibility, data integration and advanced analytics in an accessible, real-time and transparent manner.

Institutional trade finance is fundamentally broken. AGTB challenges conventions with a disruptive and transformative approach.

From carbon to silicon

The world is changing from carbon to silicon and AGTB is continuously evolving with and accelerating through this digital revolution, impacting industries, business models and ecosystems. AGTB’s mission is to collaborate with clients, upend old ways of working that are based on manual processes, outdated systems and siloed information, and help clients maximize the value that digital can bring.

Maturity of digital tools and solutions, including cloud computing, API-driven architecture and machine-learning, allows AGTB to build a radically different operating and business model. This model redefines data-flows and client interactions in a seamless and integrated manner on order to cut down time, reduce cost and mitigate risk through an efficient and intuitive service offering.

Our mission is to evolve, together with our clients, from carbon to silicon

Latest Insights

AGTB partners with Singaporean fintech Taiger to build POC solution while participating at Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

The FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge is an annual event for innovative technology solutions, open for startups from across the globe. It is a flagship initiative of the FinTech Abu Dhabi event co-hosted by The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). The challenge received more than 180 applications from global fintechs and after extensive review process we have selected TAIGER from Singapore to work together and develop a Proof of Concept solution for enhancing AGTB’s digital on-boarding journey. TAIGER specialises in advanced AI-engineered information access and extraction solutions, that exploit the meaning of structured and unstructured information with unparalleled accuracy for industry leaders in financial services and the government - significantly reducing costs, human risks, and increasing efficiency and trimming processes for organisations. According to Andrius Anelauskas, Director of Client Relationships, “TAIGER’s solution came across as the most suited one of all the applicants, the one that could really add value for our onboarding journey and meet our requirements”.

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Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank Disrupts Global Trade Banking with Fenergo

The world's first digital trade finance bank, Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank (AGTB) Limited ("AGTB"), has chosen Fenergo, the leading provider of digital Client Lifecycle Management solutions (CLM) to deploy its CLM platform. Fenergo will enable AGTB to meet its strategic objective to disrupt the trade finance market with a cloud-based, digital-first, and client-centric model leveraging emerging technologies such as data analytics and API connectivity. With the ability to assess and mitigate risk more effectively utilizing Fenergo's CLM solutions, AGTB can deliver a more integrated, real-time offering to its clients.

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Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank Brings International FinTech Talent Home to Abu Dhabi

Innovative internship program bolsters Abu Dhabi’s status as a world-class centre for finance and innovation Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank (AGTB), a global pioneer in digital transaction banking, recently brought a new wave of fresh, creative, and curious financial minds to the world-leading financial hub of Abu Dhabi as part of the company’s inaugural internship program – the first of an ongoing program that aims to nurture hungry young minds in a unique professional environment.

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Abu Dhabi Global Market awards CAT 1 Bank status to the Worlds’ first licensed Digital Trade Bank

Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank (AGTB), a global pioneer in digital transaction banking, has received a full digital banking license and Category 1 status from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

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Innovation is Not a Destination, It’s a Continuous Journey

The banking industry today faces serious challenges from multiple angles. Most observers focus on the usual suspects such as risk, capital adequacy, return on equity, regulatory trust and compliance standards, to name a few.

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Building a digital Trade Bank for the 21st Century

Built from the core with a collaborative mindset, we are continuously learning from and working with our trusted partners in order to generate mutual value. Whilst AGTB is a refreshing approach to banking, we choose to build an ecosystem of skilled partners that complement our services whilst focusing on our client needs.

Abu Dhabi Global Market is our headquarters. We are empowered by the world-class infrastructure and robust and innovative regulatory framework in ADGM and Abu Dhabi, whilst also taking advantage of UAE’s position as one of the leading global trade hubs.

One of the world’s pioneering investors, Mubadala Investment Company is a joint venture partner in Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank. Mubadala offers a clear visionary guidance to AGTB and supports our steps forward via its immense ecosystem across the globe.

Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Intellias empowers AGTB to embrace digitalization as an opportunity for growth. As our strategic technology partner, Intellias helps us bring financial services to life, turning ideas into scalable and efficient products.

Our strategic partner to enable Anglo-Gulf Trading Bank to fundamentally re-think how trade finance transactions are done, using deep understanding of the industry as well as cutting edge technologies.

We are the only founding member bank of Marco Polo in the MENA region. The Marco Polo Network is the world’s broadest and largest trade network, established to bring global banks into a collaborative framework facilitating international trade.