About Us

Africa is our home, we drive her growth.
Our strategy is to be an African focused, client-centred, digitally enabled integrated financial solutions provider, which drives Africa’s growth and creates value for all our stakeholders.

Our clients are at the centre of everything we do. This is our central organising principle in building a integrated financial solutions provider. It aligns our efforts to change the way we do things, develop our people and shift our culture, and ultimately create a sustainable competitive advantage in a changing industry.

We have a 155-year history in South Africa, and started building a franchise in sub-Saharan Africa almost 30 years ago. We have an on-the-ground presence in 20 countries on the African continent, and solid local knowledge required to operate a successful business in Africa.





Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets
Headline earnings of R12.7 billion (USD1 billion)
Total assets of R2 trillion (USD149 billion)
Market capitalisation of R310 billion (USD23 billion)
Employs more than 53 000 people
Common equity tier I ratio 13.8%%
Offers a range of banking and related financial services
Operates in 20 countries on the African continent
Owns a controlling stake in the South African listed insurance company, Liberty Holdings Limited
Three business units: Personal & Business Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking and Liberty
One of the four full-service South African banks
155 year history in South Africa
Listed on the JSE since 1970
Started building a franchise outside southern Africa in early 1990's




©2014 Standard Bank is a licensed financial services provider in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act and a registered credit provider in terms of the National Credit Act, registration number NCRCP15.

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