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Africa is the world’s biggest producer of diamond, platinum, bauxite and cobalt. How will you move things forward?

Our Story

We founded our business on one simple and powerful idea: to create a bank that truly understood Africa and its communities.

We were determined to carefully adapt to local conditions, by employing people with genuine local insight and by tailoring our products and services to the precise needs and aspirations of those who relied on us.

That was in 1862, and although our organisation has changed, evolved and grown ever since, our vision hasn’t changed in the slightest. By helping our bank and our customers move forward, we’ll help develop Africa’s extraordinary potential.






Centenary celebrations, c.1962.


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