Our strategy

We aim to build the leading African focused financial services organisation using all our competitive advantages to the full.

  • Our heritage and footprint put us in a strong position to capitalise on the Africa opportunity.
  • Our strategic relationship with ICBC, the largest bank in the world, provides us with exceptional partnership opportunities to capitalise on the growing business, finance and trade flows between Africa and China.

We will focus on delivering market-beating sustainable shareholder value by serving the needs of our customers through first class, on-the-ground operations in chosen countries in Africa. We will also connect other selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other, applying our sector expertise, particularly in natural resources, globally.

  • We understand our customers and clients' needs and our African strategy is in line with many of their growth aspirations.
  • We have a successful track record in building businesses across sub-Saharan Africa.
  • As an African bank we have deep experience in natural resources.
  • We have experience in providing financial services to previously unbanked customers.
  • We are dedicated to achieving exceptional customer service and operational excellence.

Our key differentiator is our people who are passionate about our strategy, wherever in the world they are based.

  • We employ people who are excited about Africa and its prospects.
  • We have a unified, experienced leadership team, committed to executing our strategy.

Where you'll find us