Standard Bank Group has a 153-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.