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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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Banking and other financial services to individual customers and small and medium enterprises in Africa


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Updated 27 August 2014

African expansion drives South African corporate borrowing

South African corporate borrowing is being driven through expansion into Africa coupled with refinancing activities, especially as a slower domestic economy curbs the need for bank loans and bond issuance required for local expansion....

22 August 2014 More

Standard Bank Group shows good growth in the first half of 2014

Headline earnings from continuing operations increased 12% to R9 338m. However, headline earnings which were negatively affected by the performance of discontinued operations, increased by 2% to R8 306m. Headline earnings per share were up 1% while the group’s return on equity showed a decrease to 12.7% from 13.8%....

14 August 2014 More

CfC Stanbic Holdings posts 52% profit increase in first half of 2014

Standard Bank Group’s Kenyan operation, CfC Stanbic Holdings, recorded a 52% increase in profit after tax for the period ended June 2014. The earnings stood at Ksh3.4-billion (about US$3.8-million), up from the Ksh2.2-billion (US$2.5-million) posted over the same period last year....

12 August 2014 More