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 18 December 2014

'Edutainers' from Standard Bank Group bring education and development opportunities to SA's children

Education, literacy and focused early-learning opportunities for children are three of the major challenges facing South Africa as the country celebrates its 20th year of democracy. ...

10 December 2014 More

Standard Bank Group named best for trading South African rand

Standard Bank Group has been awarded Best Bank for South African Rand in FX Week's 2014 survey of the global foreign exchange industry. The FX Week Best Banks Awards are the benchmark for performance in the global FX industry and are the most accurate indicator of which institutions are leading the market, according to banks, corporate treasurers and investors....

4 December 2014 More

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