Why us?

Having put down its roots in the Eastern Cape in 1862, Standard Bank is one of South Africa’s oldest companies. But while we’re immensely proud of our history, it’s our future which really gets us excited.

With its natural wealth, its emerging economies and its entrepreneurial culture, Africa’s potential for growth is vast and we believe we have a crucial part to play in helping it realise that potential.

Why Standard Bank?

Because we know Africa.

Our people call it home and it’s their knowledge, passion and ambition which means we’re uniquely placed to connect Africa to the world.

It all starts with you.

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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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