The group at a glance as at 31 December 2014


Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets.

  • Total assets of R1 907 billion (approximately USD165 billion)
  • Headline earnings from continuing operations of R21 068 million (approximately USD1.9 billion)
  • Headline earnings of R17 323 million (approximately USD1.6 billion)
  • Market capitalisation of R232,2 billion (approximately USD20 billion)
  • Employs more than 49 000 people
  • Tier I capital adequacy ratio 12.9%

Offers a range of banking and related financial services

  • Operates in 20 countries on the African continent
  • Owns a controlling stake in the South African listed insurance company, Liberty Holdings Limited

Three business units: Personal & Business Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking and Wealth - Liberty

  • One of the four full-service South African banks
  • 153 year history in South Africa
  • Listed on the JSE since 1970
  • Started building a franchise outside southern Africa in early 1990's

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