Why us?

Standard Bank Group has a 155-year history in South Africa and started building a franchise in the rest of Africa in the early 1990s. In some countries we operate under the name Stanbic Bank.

We currently operate in 20 countries on the African continent, including South Africa, as well as in other selected emerging markets. You will also find Standard Bank Group in 12 countries outside of Africa.

Our strategy is to build the leading African financial services organisation using all our competitive advantages to the full.

At Standard Bank Group we focus on connecting other selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other, applying our sector expertise, particularly in natural resources, globally. Our key differentiator is people who are passionate about our strategy, wherever in the world they are based.

We organise ourselves as three business units but present ourselves as one. Our three main pillars of business are Personal & Business Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, and Private Clients.

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Our recent history

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.


Eastern promises

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%.


Moving forward

In 2009, Standard Bank launched its first integrated global brand campaign to celebrate a rich history of moving Africa forward.

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