Digital escrow for brokers & agents

Close more deals with
TradeSafe’s bank-supported escrow

Partner with South Africa’s most trusted escrow service to
secure your online transactions, and ensure that you get paid.

Enjoy risk-free transactions
Close more deals & get paid
Enjoy risk-free transactions

Eliminate fraud bad debt

Enjoy risk-free transactions
Build a reputation of reliability and trust
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Looking for a safer way to broker deals?

We understand the risks that intermediaries take to connect quality products and services with legitimate buyers and sellers. Facing the constant threat of being circumvented and navigating the risks of fraud, corruption and bad credit takes its toll!

Convert third-party sales with confidence

TradeSafe provides ultimate security to both your suppliers and purchasers and helps set you apart as an innovator in the competitive intermediary space.

Dodge fraud and bad debt

TradeSafe's digital escrow guarantees that the required funds are safely stashed away, until the buyer confirms delivery.

Protect your cashflow

Ensure the security of buyer's funds by using TradeSafe's secure escrow facility, backed by Standard Bank.

Enjoy fast and flexible payouts

Our split payment functionality allows you to release payment to the seller and have commissions transferred directly to you.

Eliminate circumvention

TradeSafe’s agent dashboard protects the identity of all transacting parties in order to prevent buyers and sellers from bypassing you on future deals.

Maintain confidentiality

With TradeSafe, buyer and seller information remains 100% confidential, keeping your business safe in your care and in your control.

How it works

TradeSafe’s escrow protects buyers and sellers by holding the buyer’s funds in an escrow holding account until the seller delivers the goods or fulfils their obligations. Buyers get what they paid for, and sellers are guaranteed payment.

Brokering Step One

Buyer and seller agree on the terms of the deal

After creating an account with TradeSafe and being verified as a broker or agent, you can create a deal between two parties.
Step 2

Buyer deposits funds with TradeSafe

Once both the buyer and seller have agreed to the terms of the deal, the buyer will deposit the funds in full with TradeSafe. The seller will receive a signed letter of comfort.

Step 3

The seller delivers the goods or services

Knowing that the funds are safe with TradeSafe, the seller can confidently deliver the goods or services to the buyer. Courier or tracking information can also be uploaded.

Step 4

Tradesafe instantly releases payment

Once the buyer has confirmed delivery of the goods or services, TradeSafe instantly releases the funds to the seller, and commissions to you, using Standard Bank’s Host-to-Host technology.

Grow your agency with escrow

TradeSafe removes the risk of handling other people’s money when brokering a deal between two parties. Now you can ensure that your buyer receives what they pay for, and everyone gets paid in full.


Whether you’re selling a car or a collectible, TradeSafe’s easy-to-use digital escrow service helps you to outsmart scammers and make private sales safely.


Sell with Standard Bank-supported escrow to enjoy upfront confidence in your buyers and eliminate the stress of not being paid.

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Simon Just

Head Payments
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Standard Bank clients have a deep need to protect their businesses by ensuring they are able to control the flow of funds for the procurement of goods & services. Conversely, their suppliers look for assurance that payment is guaranteed. TradeSafe offers an escrow solution for buyers & sellers to transact safely and securely. Whether you are working with commercial buyers & suppliers, or checking-out at an online marketplace, TradeSafe ensures all parties are protected, building a safer South Africa.
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Jan van den Handel

Executive Operational Finance

Our company frequently concludes contracts with clients that require us to use the services of smaller BEE partners. These smaller BEE partners do not have the financial capacity to meet the capital requirements of the client contract. The TradeSafe platform enabled us to effectively fund the BEE partner to meet their contractual obligations. The TradeSafe platform provided the assurance that the BEE partner met its obligations to its suppliers using the funds we had made available
Prince Chiramba

Prince Chiramba

Acquiring clients was easy. Getting the client to pay me was another story. Simply because both parties could not trust each other. With TradeSafe the client can’t scam me, and I can’t scam the client. I freelance comfortably without worrying about payments.
Gavin Deysel

Gavin Deysel

Co-Owner & Director
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Thank you TradeSafe for building a highly usable, user friendly gateway that has added measurable increases in first-time buyers and sales in general to our business.
Daniel Trevethan

Daniel Trevethan

TradeSafe’s attention to detail, commitment to customer service, and dedication to continually improving has been absolutely incredible. Choosing TradeSafe was a great move for our company and the products that TradeSafe offer have been vital for the smooth running of our website. Thanks again TradeSafe, keep it up!

Beat the risk, with TradeSafe

TradeSafe is South Africa’s longest-running digital escrow service, protecting businesses and individuals from transactional fraud and bad debt.


in transactions processed across 40 industries


as the longest running escrow provider in Africa


using the TradeSafe merchant integration


Standard Bank has management oversight of the escrow account.


Escrow funds are insured by iTOO, a division of Hollard


EY performs agreed-upon procedures in terms of international standards on related services


Authorised Third-Party Payment Provider with the PASA

Your money has never been safer

From multi-million rand commodity deals to antiques, luxury timepieces and second-hand cars, TradeSafe has been protecting online transactions since 2015.

Say goodbye to scams, fraud and bad debt & sell with confidence

Whether you are transacting for yourself, your business, or your shop, Tradesafe is the safest way to transact online. Enjoy the freedom to transact without fear with TradeSafe’s bank-supported digital escrow service.

Sign up online

Click the “Transact Now” button and complete the simple online sign up form. Creating an account is free and only takes a few minutes.

Get verified

Your details will be instantly verified to ensure safe and secure transactions.

Create a deal

Once we have verified your details, you are ready to create your first deal using TradeSafe.

Sign up online

Click the “Transact Now” button and complete the simple online sign up form. Creating an account is free and only takes a few minutes.

Get verified

After uploading your business documents we’ll verify your account, which takes 2 - 3 hours.

Create a deal

Once we have verified your business, you are ready to create your first deal using TradeSafe.

Sign up an account

Verify your profile and add your business. Sole proprietors are welcome.

Register your App

Register your application in sandbox mode. Not a technical person? Just invite your developer. TradeSafe provides a playground, API documentation and other tools to aid you.

Test and go live

Once satisfied with integration, configure a few settings, upload the commercials, and request to go live. Your store is then then ready to transact.