Banking + Finance Translation Services

Thao & Co. specializes in accurate and localized translations for financial institutions and fintech startups, ensuring seamless communication with clients worldwide. From financial reports to legal documents, trading app features and captivating marketing materials, we’ve got you covered.
What is Banking and Finance translation?
Banking and Finance translation involves the conversion of Banking and Finance-related content and documents from one language to another. It requires effectively transferring the intended message, specialized terminology, and subtleties of financial and banking concepts into the target language, all while preserving the integrity and accuracy of the original content.
What are the challenges of Banking and Finance translation?
In order to translate content related to Banking and Finance, specific knowledge, linguistic skills, and a profound comprehension of financial concepts and regulatory frameworks are required. Translators must achieve a delicate equilibrium between linguistic precision, technical accuracy, and adherence to legal and regulatory standards in order to provide top-notch translations in this field.
One of the primary challenges in Banking and Finance Translation is dealing with specialized terminology.
Navigating the world of Banking and Finance terminologies can be quite challenging. Efforts have been made to standardize financial language and improve transparency in financial reporting, such as the establishment of the International Accounting Standards (IAS) in 1973.
Regardless, financial reporting and translation remain an area of difficulty, even for professional translators and finance companies around the world. A look at the English version of the annual reports of major listed firms reveals many inconsistencies in the use of terms, mainly due to misleading translations.
For example, a study investigates the English translations of the annual reports from 393 listed firms in 11 countries. It looks at how the financial concept loss of value due to damage or changes in circumstances – impairment is translated from different languages into English.
Findings show that most translations did not use the correct term “impairment” to denote this financial concept. Indeed, many translations were misleading.
Particularly, in Carrefour’s 2006 Financial Report, multiple terms are used to denote “impairment” within a single translated document. The Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE) note on page 96 uses “write-down,” the table on page 97 mentions “depreciation,” and the PPE policy note on page 79 simply refers to “loss in value.”
At a glance, “impairment” and “depreciation” may be similar in meaning, which is likely the cause of confusion for translators. However, it is important to note they are two separate financial terms that should not be used interchangeably. “Impairment” is measured based on a decline in value but signifies damage as the economic event. On the other hand, “depreciation” is measured considering the eventual expected residual value, with the economic event being the passage of time or gradual wearing out.
This example illustrates the complexities of Banking and Finance terminologies. Translators of financial content should have a deep understanding of financial terminologies in order to distinguish between nuanced financial concepts and use the correct terms to maintain the accuracy and integrity of financial translations.
Misleading translations of Banking and Financial terms pose significant risks to various stakeholders such as investors, analysts, traders, etc.
As mentioned above, misleading translations can lead to misunderstandings, as the intended meaning of financial terms may be lost or distorted. This can result in confusion and have a negative impact on communication between the parties involved, leading to potential errors in decision-making.
Analysts rely on accurate information and terminology to assess financial data and make informed recommendations. If translated terms are misleading or ambiguous, they can compromise the accuracy of financial analysis and hinder the ability to evaluate investments or assess risks effectively.
Indeed, financial statements are crucial for investors and stakeholders to evaluate a company’s performance and financial health. Misleading translations of terms can impact the accuracy and consistency of financial reporting, making it difficult for users of financial statements to interpret and compare financial information across different entities or jurisdictions.
Inaccurate translations can also undermine market efficiency and transparency. Investors rely on accurate and consistent information to make informed investment decisions. Misleading translations can introduce uncertainties, hinder market analysis, and create disparities in information, which can impact the fair and efficient functioning of financial markets.
Ultimately, misleading translations can erode trust and damage the reputation of financial institutions and the industry overall. Investors and other stakeholders depend on reliable and transparent communication. Inaccurate translations can raise doubts about the integrity and professionalism of the entities involved.
Confidentiality and privacy are critical considerations when translating content in the Banking and Finance industries.
Banking and Finance content often contains sensitive and confidential information, such as customer data, financial statements, transaction details, or proprietary business information. Translators must handle this information with utmost care and maintain strict confidentiality throughout the translation process. Financial institutions are subject to strict data protection laws and regulations, for example, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union or the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) of 1998 in the United States. Unauthorized access or disclosure of sensitive data can lead to severe legal consequences.
Translators working in the Banking and Finance sectors are often required to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) with their clients. NDAs establish a legally binding commitment to maintaining confidentiality and prohibit the disclosure or use of any confidential information obtained during the translation process. Translators must strictly adhere to the terms of these agreements and ensure that their team members also comply with the confidentiality requirements.
Translating confidential banking and finance content requires the use of secure communication channels and translation platforms. These platforms should have robust encryption protocols, secure file transfer capabilities, and appropriate access controls to protect sensitive information during transmission and storage. Translators and translation service providers should employ secure technology infrastructure to safeguard the confidentiality and privacy of the data.
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Our solutions
Thao & Co. provides accurate and localized banking and financial translations, ensuring seamless communication with global clients. Our supporting services include Expert Review© for quality assurance and Consumer Language Research© to tailor translations to the target audience’s preferences, while our proprietary platform employs rigorous data protection protocols to safeguard your Banking and Financial content.
Do you translate trading apps?
Yes, our Banking + Finance Translation Service extends to trading apps. We understand the significance of accurate and seamless translations in the dynamic realm of trading, and our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to delivering exceptional results.
Whether it’s translating user interfaces, menus, notifications, or other crucial app content, we ensure precision and clarity to engage a global audience. Expand your trading app’s reach with our reliable and meticulous translation services. Visit our Get a Quote page to discuss your specific translation requirements.
How is translating banking apps and websites different from translating documents?
For banking apps and websites, creating a translation glossary is crucial to ensure consistency across the platform. It establishes standardized terminology and style guidelines, ensuring coherence and maintaining brand identity. We pay meticulous attention to details, adapting our translation to user interfaces, menus, and SEO elements for a seamless user experience.
When it comes to document translations, such as bank statements or balance sheets, we understand the importance of post-translation formatting. Our skilled team ensures accurate replication of formatting elements, preserving the integrity and professional appearance of the documents.
Furthermore, translating pictures of bank notes requires manual translation as CAT tools cannot process images. Our translators handle this task with care, manually typing in numbers and conducting thorough proofreading to prevent errors and ensure precision.
Who will proofread your financial translation?
As part of our standard process, all translations undergo thorough proofreading by our skilled translators. This ensures accuracy, linguistic integrity, and adherence to industry-specific terminology.
In addition to our internal proofreading, we also offer the option for further evaluation by industry experts if requested. These experts possess extensive knowledge and experience in the Banking and Finance sectors, providing an added layer of scrutiny and specialized review to ensure the highest level of quality and precision in your translated content.
If you have any specific requirements or further inquiries, please do not hesitate to reach out to us on our Get a Quote page. We are here to provide you with professional Banking and Finance translation services tailored to your needs.
How does your Expert Review© service work?
Our Expert Review© service is designed to enhance the quality and accuracy of our Banking and Finance translations. Our Expert Review process is seamlessly integrated with the translation workflow, allowing for simultaneous review and translation to optimize time efficiency.
Typically, the Expert Review© process takes approximately 1-2 weeks, depending on the volume and complexity of the project. This timeframe ensures thorough examination and meticulous scrutiny by top industry experts, guaranteeing the highest level of accuracy and adherence to industry-specific terminology.
While the pricing for our Expert Review© service may be higher than a standard linguistic review, we assure you that it is a worthwhile investment. The additional expertise provided by our industry experts significantly enhances the quality and precision of the translated content, ensuring it meets the rigorous standards of the Banking and Finance sector.
Can I, as your client, give feedback and request revisions of your translation?
Thao & Co. values your input and strives to ensure your satisfaction with our Banking and Finance translation services. For every project, you can review the translations we provide and give feedback as well as request revisions within 7-10 days of delivery.
We understand the importance of aligning the translations with your specific preferences. To facilitate this, we offer a seamless communication process through our platform. You can brief our translators on your preferred word choices, translation styles, and any specific guidelines you may have via our ChatBox©, a unique feature that allows for real-time interaction, enabling you to provide prompt responses to any questions or clarifications for the translation team.
Your feedback is valuable to us, and we appreciate the opportunity to refine the translations based on your input. We are committed to ensuring that our Banking and Finance translations meet and exceed your expectations.
How do you secure confidential financial documents?
At Thao & Co., we understand the paramount importance of ensuring the confidentiality and privacy of your financial documents. We take extensive measures to safeguard your sensitive information throughout the entire translation and localization process.
Firstly, all our linguists are bound by strict Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) to protect the confidentiality of your documents. This ensures that your information remains secure and confidential at all times.
For documents requiring an extra level of confidentiality, we employ in-house linguists who work exclusively in our secure office environment. This further minimizes any potential risks associated with external access to your sensitive materials.
We also prioritize continuous innovation to enhance our proprietary platform. Our goal is to strike a balance between safeguarding confidential content and providing our linguists with the necessary project information and context to deliver high-quality translations. Through our innovative system, we maintain the confidentiality of your content while equipping our linguists with the resources they need to deliver exceptional work.
What are the fee and the time required for Banking and Finance translation?
Due to the specialized nature of this field, the fee for Banking and Finance translation is likely higher than general translation services. The complexity and technicality involved in translating Banking and Finance content require our skilled linguists to possess in-depth knowledge and expertise in the subject matter. This ensures accurate and precise translations that adhere to industry terminology and standards. Consequently, the higher fee reflects the level of specialization and meticulous attention to detail required for Banking and Finance translations.
The turnaround time depends on the volume and complexity of the project. We strive to deliver timely translations without compromising on quality. Once we have the specific details of your project, we can provide you with a more accurate estimate of the delivery timeline. If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your project in detail, please do not hesitate to contact us via our Get a Quote page.
I am a newbie trader and I have difficulty understanding Banking and Finance content, as most trading apps and many reliable articles on Finances and the Stock Market are in English. Can you help?
Absolutely! We are thrilled to introduce our new column, “Banking + Finance,” on our blog, Translation Times. This column is specifically tailored to provide reliable and insightful articles on financial topics and the stock market, targeting newbie traders who are eager to expand their knowledge and make informed decisions.
At Translation Times, we understand the importance of accurate and accessible information in the world of Banking and Finance. With our team of experienced writers and industry experts, we aim to deliver comprehensive and multilingual content that covers a wide range of financial subjects. You can either read in your mother tongue or pick your preferred languages and see the bilingual version on the same screen!
Whether you are looking to grasp the fundamentals of investing, explore strategies for stock trading, gain insights into the latest market trends, or simply get better at a foreign language, our Banking + Finance column has got you covered. We strive to empower newbie traders by equipping them with the knowledge they need to navigate the complex world of finance confidently.
Stay tuned for regular updates and engaging articles that will help you make informed decisions and embark on your financial journey with confidence.
I work for the Marketing Department of a global financial institution. We are revamping our brand with new logo, slogan, and value statements. Do you provide Marketing translation for Banking + Finance industries?
Congratulations on your new campaign! We are delighted to inform you that we do offer marketing translation services specifically tailored to the Banking and Finance industry.
Our team of experienced linguists is well-versed in the intricacies of the finance sector, allowing us to effectively convey your brand message across different languages and cultures. Whether you need assistance in translating slogans, value statements, marketing campaigns, or any other marketing materials, we have the expertise to deliver impactful and persuasive translations.
In addition to our marketing translation services, we also provide a Consumer Language Research© service that can greatly support your brand revamping efforts. Our research service helps identify and analyze consumer preferences, linguistic nuances, and cultural sensitivities in your target markets. This valuable insight ensures that your brand message resonates with your audience and leaves a meaningful impact.
When conducting Consumer Language Research©, we design the methodology based on your specific needs. For B2C services, we may utilize Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) to gather reactions and insights from your target audience regarding the translation options for slogans. For B2B services, we can conduct Expert Interviews with industry professionals to obtain their perspectives and recommendations.
We understand the importance of maintaining brand consistency and delivering compelling marketing content in the highly competitive Banking and Finance industries. Our team is dedicated to working closely with you, capturing the essence of your brand and tailoring it to each market’s unique requirements.
We look forward to collaborating with you and assisting in revamping your brand. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via our Get a Quote page to discuss your project.
Do you provide certified financial translation?
Yes, Thao & Co. offers certified financial translation services to meet your specific needs.
Certified financial translations are essential for legal and official purposes, ensuring accuracy, precision, and compliance with regulatory requirements. Our team of linguists understands the complexities of financial documents. Rest assured that our certified financial translations are completed with the utmost attention to detail and adhere to industry-specific terminology. We prioritize accuracy and quality to provide you with translations that meet the highest standards.
If you have any financial documents that require certification, please do not hesitate to contact us via our Get a Quote page.

Our Services

Translation + Proofreading

App + Software + Website + Game Translation

Text + Document Translation

Certified + Notarized Translation

Technical Translation

Creative Translation

General Translation



Voice Overs

If your company does business globally, quality translations are a necessity. Look to Thao & Co. for expert translation & proofreading of your technical manuals, sales materials, websites, business plans and legal documents. Our professional linguists have impeccable translation skills to help world-leading brands grow their international business.
If you’re ready to take your app, software or game global or you want your website to attract international customers, you’ll need to modify the content for your new target audience. Look to Thao & Co. for expert translation and localization, while preserving the design and layout of the original. Give your customers a positive digital experience. Our linguists are native professional translators who help brands big and small grow their international business.
If your company does business globally, quality translations are a necessity. Look to Thao & Co. for expert translation of any text or documents in most file formats and delivered in the same design-layout as your original source material. Our linguists are native professional translators who help world-leading brands grow their international business.
Certain situations call for a translation to be certified and/or notarized, from immigration documents to service agreements, wills, and court documents, etc. Thao&Co. makes it easy for you to obtain different types of translation and authentication in one fast, convenient process. Whether it’s a government document like a passport, a death certificate, a court transcript, a business contract, or a marriage certificate, we’ll handle all the details to precisely meet your requirements.
For materials dealing with science or technological subject areas, you need technical translation services. Thao & Co. can translate specialized texts that require a high level of subject knowledge and mastery of the relevant terminology. Upon request, we’ll do industry terms research pre-translation and have industry experts review the translated content for accuracy post-translation. Whether for a user manual, software program, a scientific report or a patent, look to Thao & Co. to translate your most complicated technical documents.
Creative translation typically refers to the translation of marketing materials. Whereas verbatim translation works for a business or legal document, creative translation may include consideration for cultural nuances and clever wordplay, which can help make a marketing piece more effective. Thao & Co. offers creative translation that accurately conveys the message and tone of the original but does so with imaginative flair designed to resonate with your target audience.
Thao & Co. offers general translation services, which are ideal for non-specialized text that doesn’t contain industry-specific terminology. For this type of work, the translator doesn’t need extensive industry knowledge or experience in a specific subject area. Items for general translation may include meeting minutes, memos, surveys, blog posts, business letters, and job applications.
Get more value from your audio and video recordings with our transcription services. We offer personalized transcriptions by skilled humans, not machines, for superior accuracy. Enjoy fast turnarounds for transcribed meetings, calls, interviews, lectures, podcasts, videos and more!
If videos are a part of your communication plan, consider adding subtitles. Subtitles increase accessibility, engagement and comprehension. Additionally, many people prefer to watch videos without sound when in public. Our subtitling service includes high-quality, human-generated subtitles for videos, movies, TV, educational programs, marketing materials and video games. Translated subtitles are also available for added fee.
Great videos need equally great voice overs. Audio can make or break a presentation. We provide voice over talent in multiple languages for commercials, explainer videos, eLearning, audio books, video games and more!
Communicate across language barriers in real-time with our on-site, video and phone interpretation solutions. Our skilled linguists are able to interpret speeches, meetings, legal proceedings and informal conversations into your preferred language.
Our technologies
To ensure quality translations and expedient service, Thao & Company has invested in the latest translation technology.
Our Platform
We’ve developed a proprietary platform that keeps your projects organized, facilitates interaction with your translation team and allows you to monitor the progress of our work. We’re continually upgrading and innovating on that platform to make it even more convenient for you and our linguists to create quality translations.
Our ChatBoxⒸ
Communicate your requirements to the translation team and provide feedback throughout the process with our easy-to-use ChatBoxⒸ feature.
To deliver consistency, speedy turnarounds and cost savings on your projects, we use Trados to create a customized glossary of terms pulled directly from your documents.
SEO tools
Working with these tools, we generate keyword translations for your project’s glossary, ensuring your translated content is optimized for Google search.
Integration technologies
We’re experienced with most programming languages including Python, JavaScript, C++, PHP, etc. and Content Management Systems (CMS) such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and Magento. We can help integrate the translation into your system, which is especially convenient if you don’t have an in-house IT team.
Design Software
After we translate marketing materials, such as brochures or ads, we work with designers to adjust the layout and make sure everything looks good and is ready to print.
Our languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Our industries
We provide accurate translations of items such as clinical instructions, medical records, articles, product labels and questionnaires.
Advertising + Marketing
Get your message across in any language when we translate your informational materials, instructions and simple promotional content.
Banking + Finance
As you tap new markets, we can translate sales materials, emails, job applications, CVs, legal documents, and entire banking/trading platforms and apps.
Get fast, precise translation of legal documents, contracts, memos, emails and other forms of communication.
Real Estate + Construction
Our translators have sufficient familiarity with architecture, construction, real estate and civil engineering to help translate relevant documents.
Retail + E-commerce
If you’re selling to global markets, let us translate your sales materials, company announcements and meeting minutes for your international partners.
Travel + Tourism
We can provide general translation of content for internal communications and customer-facing text for hotels, restaurants, travel guides and more.
Relying on our experience translating films, plays and commercials, we give careful attention to word selection and meaning in every project.
Automotive + Aerospace
Look to our specialized linguists to translate and localize user guides, CAD drawings, repair manuals and business contracts.
Get precise translation of technical terminology whether for instructions, safety, quality control or regulatory compliance.
Explore new markets for your games once we translate the rules, instructions, storyline, dialog, graphics and technical details.
Empower global education with our translation and localization services. Available for academic transcripts, diplomas, degrees, certificates, websites, apps, and more.
Our expert localization services are here to get your tech materials, websites, apps, software and other digital products into new markets.
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