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Trade at a faster pace with BARX Africa
BARX Africa is a market leading multi-asset and multi-award winning FX trading platform from Barclays, offered by Absa in South Africa. Superior technology coupled with Absa’s market liquidity provides clients with a reliable and robust dealing environment.

Barclays - a unique presence in Africa
Barclays has a legacy dating back over 100 years in Africa. Through our on-the-ground presence, extensive knowledge of local African markets and proven expertise in FX electronic trading solutions, we are uniquely placed to unlock local market liquidity in 12 countries across Africa and the Indian Ocean.

We combine over 10 years expertise in FX trading solutions, strong local capacity and a reliable and robust dealing environment to deliver solutions that are relevant to local Africa markets. Clients also benefit from 24 hour comprehensive servicing support - all from a trusted source.

BARX Africa at a glance

  • Access full suite of FX products including spot forwards and swaps
  • Improved control over your FX trade execution
  • Easy-to-use with instant deal confirmation
  • Market information to assist with informed decision making
  • Treasury operations efficiency
  • Full audit trail on all transactions

No finer price
Our proprietary platform leads the way with 'Precision Pricing'. An extra decimal place raises your trading game to a new level of precision.

BARX Africa sets the standard in efficiency and execution.

Contact Us
If you would like further information regarding our services on BARX Africa, please contact

BARX Africa Support:
If you are an existing BARX Africa client and require assistance from our support team, please contact us on:

South Africa +27 (0) 11 895 5340/5316
24 Hour Support Line: +27 (0)11 895 6464
or email

Press Enquiries:
Graeme Coetzee (South Africa): +27 (0)11 895 6695

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