About Us

Africa is our home, we drive her growth.
Our vision is to be the leading financial services organisation in, for and across Africa, delivering exceptional client experiences and superior value.

This sets the primary goals and standard of excellence we intend to achieve in the medium term. With a heritage of over 150 years, we have an on-the-ground presence in 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, fit-for-purpose representation outside Africa, and a strategic partnership with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).

In line with the realities of risk, regulation, technology and competition that characterise our operating context, we continue to invest significantly in our diversified operations, our people and culture, our systems and infrastructure, and our brand. In doing so, we understand that our commercial success and social relevance over the long term depends on placing our clients at the centre of everything we do, and ensuring that the outcomes of our activities are a catalyst for growth on this continent we call home.





Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets
Headline earnings of R23 billion (approximately USD1.56 billion)
Total assets of R1.95 trillion (approximately USD143 billion)
Market capitalisation of R245 billion (approximately USD18 billion)
Employs more than 54 000 people
Common equity tier 1 ratio is 13.9%
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 Wealth – Liberty
One of the four full-service South African banks
154 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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