What we do

As a full-service financial group, we offer a wide range of services from high street borrowing and saving to investment services and wealth management advice.

This is what we do. But it’s perhaps why we do it which is more compelling.

Standard Bank is not just about statistics, we’re about stories; the human outcomes of the services we provide in the communities where we operate.

As we work with our clients to help develop Africa’s natural resources, we can grow the continent’s emerging economies and open them up to the rest of the world.

Day by day at Standard Bank, we have a real opportunity to be the engine of Africa’s growth.

And it all starts with you.

Our expertise

Trade and investment flows into Africa are increasing, driven in part by demand for Africa’s abundant mineral and energy resources.

Africa is also experiencing investment in infrastructure, increasing political stability, greater access to technology, and a younger, more affluent population.

Standard Bank has the expertise to match and drive Africa’s growth in every industry sector, from retail to mining and healthcare to aerospace.

Our business areas


By providing the right information, tools and support to the rest of the business, we ensure that Standard Bank runs smoothly. Our remit includes Human Capital, CSI, Risk Management and Real Estate.

We have a vital presence at every level of the business; whether we’re performing discrete functions for specific teams, offering local insight and guidance, or helping shape decisions and policy at board level.

Personal and Business Banking (PBB)

From basic transactions to complex financial solutions, we’re committed to the highest standards of service for the businesses and individuals who rely on us. Our portfolio of products includes mortgage lending, card products, transaction lending and bancassurance.

We’re also determined to serve even more customers by tapping into high-potential markets across Africa and widening our network of branches either organically or – where appropriate – by acquisition.

Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB)

We’re all about innovation.

That’s how we’ll realise Africa’s vast economic potential while addressing the specific needs and challenges of its various communities and countries. You can see it in our ground-breaking products, services and deals – all delivered with global expertise and genuine local insight.

We offer bespoke client advice, a wide range of investment banking services and global markets expertise as well as more transactional products and solutions.


When it comes to managing significant wealth, we believe in joining things up.

This means using our local and global expertise to spot potential in Africa and beyond and offering a full suite of services – from the transactional to the strategic – and closely tailoring our approach to each individual’s goals and aspirations.

As well as day-to-day banking services, we offer our clients risk and investment solutions, legacy wealth management and holistic financial planning.

Careers @ Standard Bank

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