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Global Business

About Mauritius & The Global Business Sector

Mauritius, an independent and sovereign nation strategically located in the Indian Ocean, has earned a solid reputation as a world class international financial services hub.

Mauritius has focused the development of its Global Business Centre on the use of its growing network of double taxation treaties (DTT) for structuring investment abroad. So far, Mauritius has ratified forty three treaties and is party to a series of treaties under negotiation or awaiting ratification.

With its specialist Global Business legislation, Mauritius enables corporate and commercial clients to access the benefits of its DTT's for investment purposes.

Other characteristics which make Mauritius attractive are:

  • Efficient and flexible legal framework
  • Attractive cost of doing business
  • Favorable time zone (GMT+4)
  • Attractive fiscal policies
  • No exchange controls
  • Moody's credit rating of Baa1 with stable outlook

Why choose us

SBM Holdings Ltd is a financial investment holding company listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, with a market capitalisation of USD 600.6 million as at 31 December 2015, representing the second largest listing in Mauritius.

The banking entity in Mauritius, namely SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd ("SBM" or the "Bank"), is the flagship of SBM Group.

  • Moody's rates SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd's long-term and short-term deposit ratings, both foreign and domestic, at Baa3/P-3
  • Experienced and dedicated professionals who have a passion for excellence
  • Best Retail Bank in Africa, African Banker Awards (2014)
  • Most Innovative Prepaid Card (SBM Smile Prepaid Cards) East Africa 2015
  • Best E-Commerce Bank East Africa 2015
  • Best Innovation in Retail Banking - Mauritius and Best Private Bank Mauritius 2016 by International Banker Banking Awards 2016

African Perspective

SBM Bank (Mauritius) Ltd is laying a strong emphasis on its international operations with a focus on two major emerging continents: Africa and Asia.

Being strategically placed, Mauritius is drawing on its long-established links with India and Africa to position itself as a natural channel for exponential growth in the emerging Africa and Asia trade corridor.

Our strength remains in a jurisdiction of choice to assist multinationals in establishing their pan-African operational, administrative and financial headquarters for taxation purposes (benefit from the double taxation avoidance treaties - DTA) but also for other reasons, such as free flow of capital without foreign exchange control, a stable economic and social system, qualified local resource at reasonable cost, certainty of law and a sophisticated financial infrastructure.

Our Products and Services

Cash Management

  • Foreign Currency Account (GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, ZAR...)
  • Transferring money locally or abroad swiftly in a safe and convenient manner (covering more than 100 African currencies)
  • Internet Banking - SBMnet
  • Treasury Services
    • FX Spot rate
    • Currency options
    • Interest rate swap
    • Other products as an alternative to traditional fixed deposit
    • INR transfers for same day value
    • Issuance of FIRC
  • Cards (VISA Debit, Credit and Prepaid Cards)
  • E-Commerce
  • Escrow Account services - caters to multi-partite transactions and enables Speedier Settlements

Investment solutions

  • Short term and Long term Deposit placement
  • Structured products
  • Money Market
  • Custodian Services

Financing solutions

  • Trade Finance Products
    • Letter of credit
    • Advance payment
    • Banker's Acceptance Financing
    • Documentary Collections
    • Import Loans
    • FI Trade Finance support
    • Issuance of Bank Guarantee
    • Structured trade and commodity finances

  • Term Loans (short term and long term project)
    • Asset and project financing
    • Syndication - Participation with other banks
    • Working Capital finance

  • Escrow Account services - caters to multi-partite transactions and enables Speedier Settlements
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