No.1 most valuable banking brand 2014, Brand Finance
Standard Bank has again been chosen as the most valuable banking brand in Brand Finance South Africa's annual report on South Africa’s 50 most valuable brands. The Standard Bank brand retained fourth place overall but came out as the country’s most valuable bank brand at US$1.59 billion (R16.88bn). We also came 113th in the world rankings.
No. 2 best financial services company, Financial Mail Top Companies
Standard Bank Group came second in the ranking of Best Financial Services Companies in South African magazine Financial Mail and came 12th in the magazine’s Top Companies survey. The Financial Mail ranking is an annual snapshot of South African companies’ performance which assesses turn over, net profit and market capitalisation in the context of broader economic and political trends, both locally and globally.
Best Bank in Africa, Global Finance
Standard Bank Group has been named the Best Bank in Africa by Global Finance magazine. It also received the country awards for Angola, South Africa and Uganda in Global Finance's World's Best Emerging Markets Bank Awards 2014.
Global Finance has also named Standard Bank Group as the Global Best Investment Bank in Frontier Markets and the Best Investment Bank in Africa in its 2014 World's Best Investment Bank Awards.
"Winning these accolades across numerous categories is testament to our on-going commitment to becoming Africa's leading financial services organisation," says Ben Kruger, chief executive of Standard Bank Group.
Best Syndicated Loan House in Africa, EMEA Finance Achievement Awards 2013
Standard Bank Group scooped an armful of accolades at the 2013 EMEA Finance Achievements Awards.
As well as being named Best Syndicated Loan House in Africa, the bank was recognised for a number of transactions including its role in arranging Aspen's multi-billion dollar funding package, and its support of the African Finance Corporation’s syndicated loan – its loan market debut.
Standard Bank Group was also recognised in the following categories:
2013 Model Bank: Digital and Omnichannel, Celent
Standard Bank South Africa has been recognised for proving the value of banking to grassroots South Africans. Celent, an international research and consulting firm, has named the bank its 2013 Model Bank: Digital and Omnichannel for the Bank's AccessBanking concept and range of services.
AccessBanking has opened up a market of almost 10-million new customers and, in the process, is bringing many underprivileged South Africans into the mainstream economy by enabling them to build a financial platform.
The report commends Standard Bank South Africa for "going directly to the people and changing the value proposition of financial services in South Africa".
Standard Bank Group is one of South Africa’s oldest companies. We have been making great things happen in Africa for more than 150 years.
In 2014, joint-Chief Executive Sim Tshabalala represented Standard Bank at the historic United States’ Africa Leaders summit in Washington DC.
In 2013, Standard Bank opened the doors to 30 Baker Street in Rosebank, Johannesburg – our third major office in South Africa.
All eyes on Africa
In 2012, Standard Bank opened a new branch in Juba, South Sudan, expanding its African footprint to 18 countries.
A new focus
In 2011, Standard Bank shifted its focus from global emerging markets and embarked on a new strategy to be the leading financial services institution in Africa.
In 2010, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) increased its shareholding in Standard Bank by 8 million shares, taking its stake from 20% to 20.1%). ICBC’s ownership must be maintained between 20 and 20.5%.
In 2009, Standard Bank launched its first integrated global brand campaign to celebrate a rich history of moving Africa forward.
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