Creating chances together
AKA is a specialised bank for international trade finance. It offers numerous possibilities for quickly and effectively widening the scope available to its business partners.
It has extensive expertise particularly with ECA-covered finance. For the past 70 years, AKA has been working in close and trustful cooperation and partnership within a network of strong banks.
Experienced partner for international trade finance
AKA was founded in 1952 as a specialised institution for ECA-covered finance. Since then, it has been addressing the entire range of ECA finance – from Small Ticket transactions to participations in large-scale project finance.
ECA-covered Small Tickets
Small Tickets pose various challenges for banks. Registered exporters can use the SmaTiX portal to conveniently apply for and manage their financing requests for order values of up to EUR/USD 10 million online.
ECA-covered project finance
AKA participates in project finance in connection with European ECA cover involving both covered and uncovered tranches. It also supports cash flow-based export finance via special purpose vehicle.
Export finance with the “extra mile” for best service: AKA supports its business partners’ finance projects by performing agency and administration functions. Therefore, ECA-covered finance can be obtained without any major administrative hurdles.
AKA’s FI Desk participates in bank risks in the secondary market on an undisclosed basis. These normally entail letters of credit (LCs), bank guarantees or LC-related products. AKA can help partners to widen their limits in traditional markets characterised by strong growth. In addition, it offers limits in selected niche markets.
AKA also participates in a wide range of short-term and long-term finance related to commodities or trade – without ECA cover. A number of different options are available in this context: from unsecured working capital facilities to complex structured finance.
Syndicated Trade Loans
AKA participates in financing of syndicated trade loans (STL) – both bilaterally and in international syndicates. Usually, STLs entail unsecured short to medium-term finance for banks and corporates without any material structural characteristics.