Standard Bank Group

About us

Africa is our home; we drive her growth. At the heart of this commitment lies a purpose-driven journey as a comprehensive financial partner for our clients. We go beyond providing banking, insurance, and asset management services to individuals, businesses, institutions, and corporations in Africa and abroad, shaping a future where growth knows no limits.

Our group at a glance
161 years

Serving clients in Africa

Over 15 million

active clients

20 current

in-country operations in sub-Saharan Africa

R1.4 trillion

assets under management globally

We believe in Africa

We lead with purpose

We strive to create an environment that brings out the best in our people to passionately serve our clients, deliver operational excellence and contribute to achieving sustainable growth, which is core to our strategy.

We operate with integrity

Our reputation as a trusted partner is founded on the strength of our risk management processes, governance structures and ethical personal, market and societal conduct.

Growing Africa

Our customer-centric, sustainable strategic focus, combined with our extensive reach across the continent, is geared towards fostering a consistent positive impact on the economies and societies we operate in. Through this approach, we contribute to enduring growth on the African continent.

Where we are

We have on the ground presence in 20 African countries, 4 global centres and 2 offshore hubs

Africa: On-the-ground presence in 20 African countries

Our network of countries ensures we are well placed to realise the opportunities presented by Africa’s longer-term structural trends. We have the local knowledge required to operate a successful business in Africa.

International: Offices in four key centres and two offshore hubs

Our presence in, and connection with, global financial centres enables us to facilitate investment and development flows and access to international capital, to facilitate growth, diversification and development in Africa.

China-Africa corridor
China-Africa corridor: Strategic partnership with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

China remains Africa’s largest trading partner and an increasingly important source of foreign investment across the continent. Our strategic partnership with ICBC provides us with a unique opportunity to provide financial services to our clients operating in the China-Africa corridor.

Download our documents and reports

Visit our reporting centres