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An Africa-focused strategy

We have reaffirmed our Africa-focused strategy and we have made significant progress in the execution of our strategy.

We continue to focus on sustaining the strength of our South African business which provides the foundation of universal banking expertise that we use to grow our franchises in the rest of Africa. We are at an advanced stage of building a network of on-the-ground operations across sub-Saharan Africa capable of serving expected growth in demand for banking and non-banking products and services.

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Our greatest competitive advantage

Our people remain our definitive competitive advantage and we continue to strengthen our people management practices.

We conduct our business in an environment that now requires a more open and consultative approach to leadership, and a leadership that supports a culture of personal accountability and partnership. We have simplified our business, recognising that complexity can become one of the biggest barriers to success in large multinational organisations.

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Focus on improving returns

We are confident of our positioning across Africa and of the quality and dedication of our people to serve and provide value for our clients.

The considerable progress we have made in realigning our available resources and intensifying our focus on the expanding markets on the African continent has delivered an enviable franchise off which the group is able to drive sustainable growth. Competition is high in all the markets we serve and business operating environments remain challenging.

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About us

Africa is our home, we drive her growth.

We aim to be the leading financial services organisation in, for and across Africa, delivering exceptional client experiences and superior value.

A brief overview of the Group

2014 Year end Results

Interim results

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Investor briefcase

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Key indicators

Up-to-date information on all our key performance indicators.


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Credit ratings

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