"Africa is our home, and we are focused on driving her growth." With a heritage of over 154 years, we are a leading integrated financial services group on the African continent. We have an on-the-ground presence in 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, fit-for-purpose representation outside Africa and a strategic partnership with ICBC. This unique footprint supports our strategy to connect African markets to each other and to pools of capital globally.

We continue to position the group for the future, putting our customers and clients at the centre of everything we do. In line with the realities of risk, regulation, technology and competition that are shaping the African landscape, we are investing significantly in our diversified operations, our people and culture, our systems and infrastructure, and our brand.

We understand that our commercial success over the long term depends on our social relevance and outcomes as a financial services organisation that serves the real economies of this continent we call home"

The long-term foreign currency ratings for The Standard Bank of South Africa, the single largest operating entity within the Standard Bank Group, are: Fitch Ratings BBB- (stable), Moody’s Baa2 (negative) and Standard & Poor’s BBB- (negative).

The group is listed on the JSE Limited, share code SBK, and the Namibian Stock Exchange, share code SNB. The largest bank in the world, ICBC, is a 20.1% shareholder in the group. Excluding the 20.1% ICBC shareholding 29.7% of Standard Bank's shareholder base is foreign.

We subscribe to the Code of Banking Practice, a set of principles governing banking in South Africa and ensuring the highest standards of professionalism , integrity and fairness.

Standard Bank Group at a glance

At 30 June 2016
Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets

Total assets of R1.9 trillion (USD133 billion)
Headline earnings of R10.9 billion (USD705 million)
Market capitalisation of R206 billion (USD14.1 billion)
Employs more than 55 000 people
Tier I capital adequacy ratio 13.6%

Our history

Celebrating 154 year history in South Africa

Having put down its roots in the Eastern Cape in 1862, Standard Bank is one of South Africa's oldest companies.

Our values

Serving our customers

We do everything in our power to ensure that we provide our customers with the products, services and solutions to suit their needs,

Our leadership

In March 2013, Ben Kruger and Sim Tshabalala were appointed as joint chief executives.

Our strategy

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

Code of ethics

We are a large and diverse business. In order to drive our growth cohesively we have agreed on a number of ...

Our people

We encourage and motivate our people to develop to their full potential.

Our vision recognises that people are our competitive advantage. Consequently ongoing focus is given to building stronger and deeper teams of talented people. We recognise that continual improvement is required in our people management processes to ensure we attract and retain talent.

Material employee ownership of shares in the bank fosters commitment to excellent performance, enhancing productivity and the nurturing of long-term relationships with customers.

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