Focus on improving returns

We are confident of our positioning across Africa and of the quality and dedication of our people to serve and provide value for our clients.

The considerable progress we have made in realigning our available resources and intensifying our focus on the expanding markets on the African continent has delivered an enviable franchise off which the group is able to drive sustainable growth. Competition is high in all the markets we serve and business operating environments remain challenging.

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Updated 26 November 2014

Africa on course for growing debt issuance as global search for yield continues

Governments and companies in Africa are on course to continue the trend of growing debt issuance this year as investors across the world continue to purchase high yield assets amidst continued low interest rates and mounting concern that a global economic slowdown could cause volatility in equity markets, according to Standard Bank Group's economic researchers....

25 November 2014 More

Standard Bank Namibia allocates 10% of shareholding to staff and community trust

Standard Bank Namibia announced the official transfer of an initial 10% shareholding allocation to their employees and a community trust, in line with regulatory requirements to increase local participation in the financial sector....

11 November 2014 More

Standard Bank Group partners with City of Johannesburg and Calgro M3 to help reduce the inner city housing backlog

Standard Bank Group has partnered with the City of Johannesburg and Calgro M3 to develop 5,327 housing units to help South Africa's largest city reduce the housing backlog in the inner city and surrounding areas....

11 November 2014 More