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


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Updated 30 March 2015

Africans to surge up the ranks of ultra-high-net-worth individuals over the next decade

The number of ultra-high net worth individuals - those with at least $30 million in assets - in Africa will increase by a staggering 59% over the next 10 years, stronger than the 34% projected global growth....

17 March 2015 More

Standard Bank Group named 'Best Trade Finance Bank in Sub-Saharan Africa' by Global Trade Review

Standard Bank Group, Africa's leading lender by assets has been named the Best Trade Finance Bank in Sub-Saharan Africa for the second successive year in the annual 2014 Global Trade Review Leaders in Trade Awards....

11 March 2015 More

Standard Bank Group continues steady growth on the African continent

Headline earnings from continuing operations increased 20% to R21 068-million. However, headline earnings, which were affected by the performance of the discontinued global markets outside Africa business, increased by only 1% to R17 323-million....

5 March 2015 More