Standard Bank Group
Sign in

Our milestones

As Africa’s largest bank, we’re proud of our 160 year history of driving Africa’s growth and excited for the innovations to come as we build Africa’s future.

Our Milestones
Our business milestones

From the opening of our first branch to global partnerships, we’ve grown to meet the growing needs of our clients.

1862    
Standard Bank is established as The Standard Bank of British South Africa following the signing of its Memorandum of Association on 13 October. It is registered and incorporated on 15 October.

1863
The bank opens its first branch in Port Elizabeth on 16 January. Port Elizabeth also serves as the bank’s headquarters in South Africa. 

1870     
Following large diamond discoveries in Griqualand West, Standard Bank is the first bank to open a branch on the diamond fields on 12 November in Barkly West (then Klipdrift).

1885     
The bank's headquarters in South Africa moves from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town on 31 December.

1886     
Gold is discovered on the Witwatersrand. Standard Bank opens its Johannesburg branch in a tent on 11 October, the first bank on the Witwatersrand goldfields.

1892    
Standard Bank opens its first branch outside South Africa in Harare (then Salisbury), Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) on 20 July.

1901     
Our 100th branch opens in Port Shepstone on 1 May.

1915     
The bank opens its first branches in Namibia (then South-West Africa), in Luderitzbucht, Windhoek and Swakopmund, in August. 

1953    
Standard Bank’s administrative head office moves from Cape Town to Pretoria.

1959    
The bank’s head office moves from Pretoria to Johannesburg.

1970    
The bank occupies its prestigious new head office building at 78 Fox Street, Johannesburg.

1977    
Standard Bank opens a branch in Jabulani, Soweto on 15 February, the first bank to open a full branch in Soweto.

1978     
Standard Bank acquires a 25% share in the new insurance company, Liblife Controlling Corporation (Pty) Ltd, formed to acquire a controlling interest in Liberty Holdings.

1988    
Standard Bank establishes a representative office in London.

1988     
The severing of Standard Bank’s ties with Standard Chartered Bank  enables us to again expand into Africa with the acquisition of a 49% share in UnionBank of Swaziland Ltd.

1989    
The bank opens its first international branch in Taipei on 28 June.

1990    
Our new head office complex, Standard Bank Centre in Simmonds Street, Johannesburg, is officially opened on 6 August.

1992    
SBIC acquires the banking operations of ANZ Grindlays Bank in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda and DRC (then Zaire) and minority interests in Nigeria and Ghana on 2 November 1992.  Further expansion into Africa follows.

2002     
Standard Bank Investment Corporation changes its name to Standard Bank Group Limited from 3 June.

2002    
Standard Bank and the Liberty Group form Stanlib Ltd, a joint wealth management company. Stanlib is launched on 15 May.

2008    
Standard Bank finalises its strategic partnership agreement with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world's largest bank by market capitalisation. ICBC becomes a 20% shareholder in the Standard Bank Group.

2011    
Standard Bank opens its 500th branch outside South Africa in Ajoa Estate, Nigeria.

2021 

  • Standard Bank finalises the buy-out of the minority shareholders in Liberty Holdings to integrate Liberty fully into the Standard Bank Group.
Our strategic milestones

Our consistent customer focus is driven by our strategic commitments and achievements.

1881     
The bank’s Memorandum of Association is altered to enable it to operate in areas outside British jurisdiction.

1883     
The word “British” is dropped from the bank’s name and it now operates as The Standard Bank of South Africa, Ltd.

1962    
A subsidiary company is formed to carry on business in South Africa and Namibia (then South-West Africa) under the bank’s old name, The Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd. Our parent company in London is named Standard Bank Ltd., subsequently to become Standard Chartered Bank plc.

1964    
The Standard Bank Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (DEVCO) is formed as a wholly owned subsidiary. Since renamed Standard Merchant Bank in 1972, Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank in 1995 and Corporate and Investment Banking in 2004.

1967    
Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd’s. first public issue of shares debuts on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Previously, only The Standard Bank Limited shares were available to the public.

1969    
A South African holding company, Standard Bank Investment Corporation Ltd (SBIC or Stanbic), is formed on 25 November for the bank’s various subsidiary companies.

1970    
Standard Bank Investment Corporation (SBIC) lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange for the first time on 9 February.

1987    
Standard Chartered Bank (formerly Standard Bank Limited) sells its remaining 39% shareholding in Standard Bank Investment Corporation (SBIC), making the bank a totally South African owned institution for the first time in its history.

1992     
Standard Bank London Limited is granted a banking licence in May and officially opens for business on 16 September. It is the first South African bank to be granted a banking licence in Britain since the South African debt moratorium of 1985.

1999    
Nedcor makes an unsolicited bid to merge with Standard Bank in September. The bank vigorously opposes the bid and on 21 June 2000 Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, rules against Nedcor’s hostile take-over/merger bid. 

2011    
Standard Bank abandons its strategy to be a global emerging markets player to concentrate on its investments in Africa.  

2018    
Standard Bank Group makes a secondary listing on the A2X Exchange. The bank retains its primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

2021    
In terms of its 2025 Ambition, Standard Bank aims to become a platform business by 2025, offering other goods and services to complement its traditional financial offerings.
 

Our group milestones

As a business committed to transformation, we drive Africa’s growth by investing in Africa’s people.

1915     
Standard Bank first employs women.

1953    
The bank appoints a South African board in March.

1967    
Standard Bank appoints its first female branch manager, Ruth Ramsbottom, at the Bree Street branch in Johannesburg.

1986    
The bank appoints three prominent members of the black community – Reuel Khoza, Ben Mokoatle and Frank Sithole – as directors on various boards in the group.

1986    
Elizabeth Bradley is appointed as director on the Standard Bank Investment Corporation board, the first women on the main board of a South African banking group. 

2017    
On 12 September, Sim Tshabalala becomes the sole Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group, the first black chief executive of Standard Bank.

2022    
Standard Bank Group appoints Ms Nonkululeko Nyembezi as new board chairman of Standard Bank Group and Standard Bank of South Africa from 1 June. Ms Nyembezi is Standard Bank’s first female chairman.

Our innovation milestones

From ATMs to mobile payments, our commitment to innovation has continuously enabled us to offer meaningful client solutions.

1917     
Standard Bank takes its first tentative step towards the diversification of its services with the introduction of a savings bank facility.

1958    
Standard Bank is the first South African bank to enter the hire-purchase field with its acquisition of an interest in the National Industrial Credit Corporation Limited, later Stannic and now Vehicle & Asset Finance.

1966    
Standard Bank becomes the first South African bank to enter the credit card field through the acquisition of a controlling interest in Diners Club of South Africa (Pty) Limited on 28 April.

1967    
The bank’s first central computer is installed in Johannesburg in December.

1975     
The Standard Bank stand-alone credit card is launched on 3 November.

1981    
Standard Bank launches its automated teller machine, Autobank, on 21 April, the first commercial bank in South Africa to do so.

1986    
Standard Bank enters the home loan market and makes history by offering much lower interest rates than its competitors.

1997    
Standard Bank introduces its website and internet banking service in May.

2006    
Standard Bank is the first South African bank to appoint an Internal Ombudsman to assist with customer dispute resolution.

2012    
Standard Bank launches its transactional banking app for smartphones on 27 June. The app is the first banking app in the Windows 8 App Store. The app is officially relaunched in 2014 with a new tablet app for iOS and Android.

2013    
Standard Bank launches its new rewards programme – UCount – for customers using their personal debit, cheque or credit cards.

2014    
Standard Bank launches a mobile payment app called SnapScan on 21 May, the bank’s first mobile payment solution which allow customers to pay with their smartphones through a combination of a QR code and a secure PIN.
 

Our ESG milestones

We celebrate our achievements and cement our ongoing commitment to Africa’s inclusive, sustainable growth.

2004    
Standard Bank’s ten-year Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) scheme, the Tutuwa Community Trust, is created following the sale of a ten percent interest in the bank’s South African operations to various community and other organisations.

2014    
The bank’s Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) scheme, Tutuwa, matures on 31 December, adding more than R10,7 billion in wealth to participating individuals, small businesses, communities and strategic partners.

2019    
Standard Bank tables two climate risk-related resolutions at its annual general meeting on 30 May, the first South African company to table shareholder resolutions on any climate-related issue.

2019    
Standard Bank acts as sole lender and sustainability agent to structure and fund a sustainability-linked ZAR 500 million loan for the Curro group.

2020    
Standard Bank issues its first ever green bond via private placement with The International Finance Corporation (IFC).

2020    
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Standard Bank announces a three-month payment holiday for small businesses with a turnover smaller than R20 million and for full-time students with student loans. 

2020    
Standard Bank introduces a second wave of Covid-19 relief measures to customers. Customers earning less than R7 500 p.m. receive a three-month instalment holiday provided they are not in arrears on any of their accounts. 

2020    
Standard Bank publishes its Fossil Fuels Financing Policy which set out a range of strict conditions to be met before the bank funds coal, oil and gas projects.

2021    
Netcare, in partnership with Standard Bank, launch Africa’s first sustainability-linked bond. The coupon rate of the bond is linked to the issuer achieving certain pre-agreed sustainability performance targets.    
 

Our Awards
2018

African Banker Awards

Deal of the Year – Nigeria

Infrastructure Deal of the Year – Africa

Investment Bank of the Year – Africa

Augusto & Co

                Consumer Digital Banking Satisfaction Index: Best Digital Bank – Nigeria

Brandz

                Most Valuable Brand – South Africa

EMEA Finance: African Banking Awards

                Best Bank – Botswana

                Best Bank – Zambia

                Best Bank – Zimbabwe

                Best Bond House – Ghana

                Best Broker – Rwanda

                Best Broker – Uganda

                Best Debt House – Nigeria

                Best Equity House – Nigeria

                Best Equity House – South Africa

                Best Foreign Bank – Ghana

                Best Foreign Investment Bank – Nigeria

                Best Investment Bank – Africa

                Best Investment Bank – Angola

                Best Investment Bank – Malawi

                Best Investment Bank – Mozambique

                Best Investment Bank – Tanzania

                Best Investment Bank – Uganda

                Best Loan House – Nigeria

                Best Local Bank – South Africa

                Best Local Investment Bank – South Africa

                Best Local Investment Bank – Kenya

                Best Foreign Investment Bank – Kenya (joint winner)

EMEA Finance: Treasury Services

                Best Cash Management Services – Africa

                Best Foreign Exchange Services – Africa

                Best Trade Finance Services – Africa

                Best Treasury Services – Africa

Euromoney Awards for Excellence

                Best Bank – South Africa

                Best Bank – Uganda

                Best Bank for Wealth Management – Africa

                Best Investment Bank – Angola

                Best Investment Bank – Kenya

                Best Investment Bank – Malawi

                Best Investment Bank – Nigeria

Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey

                Best Investment Banking Capabilities for Wealth Management – Africa

                Best Commercial Banking Capabilities – South Africa

                Best Investment Banking Capabilities – Nigeria

                Best Net Worth Specific Services – Nigeria

                Best SRI/Social Impact Investing – South Africa

Euromoney Real Estate Survey

                Best Debt Capital Market Transactions – Africa

                Best Equity Finance Capabilities – Africa

                Best Loan Finance Capabilities – Nigeria

                Best Loan Finance Capabilities – Africa

                Best Overall – Africa

 
2019

ACCA

                Best Finance Team – Uganda

ACCA CFO Awards

                Best CPA – Uganda

AOP Big Five Energy Awards

                AOP Big Five Energy Award – Mozambique

African Banker Awards

                Equity Deal of the Year: VIVOEnergy IPO – Africa

All-Africa Employee Engagement Awards

                All-Africa Employee and Customer Experience Award – Nigeria

                All-Africa Major Corporate Engagement Company of the Year – Nigeria

Bank of Uganda

                Best Commercial Bank Agriculture Facility – Uganda

                Best Primary Deal – Uganda

Beyond Borders Partnership

                Standard Bank and T-Musicman – South Africa

Business Day Top 25 CEO Awards

                Yinka Sanni – Nigeria

Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana

                Bank of the Year – Ghana

Citibank’s STP Excellence Awards

                Straight Through Processing Excellence Award – Ghana

Corporate Livewire Global Awards

                Banking Professional of the Year – Uganda

Digital Impact Africa Awards

                Best Digital Brand – Uganda

                Best Digital-powered Campaign – Uganda

EMEA Finance: African Banking Awards

                Best Bank – Botswana

                Best Bank – Uganda

                Best Bank – Zambia

                Best Bond House – Ghana

                Best Broker – Nigeria

                Best Debt House – Nigeria

                Best Equity House – Nigeria

                Best Foreign Bank – Ghana

                Best Foreign Investment Bank – Ghana

                Best Foreign Investment Bank – Nigeria

                Best Investment Bank – Angola

                Best Investment Bank – Kenya

                Best Investment Bank – Mozambique

                Best Investment Bank – Namibia

                Best Investment Bank – Uganda

                Best Loan House – Nigeria

                Best Local Bank – South Africa

                Best Local Investment Bank – Ghana

                Most Innovative Bank – Africa

EMEA Finance: Treasury Services

                Best Cash Management Services – Africa

                Best FX Services – Africa

                Best Trade Finance Services – Africa

Euromoney Awards for Excellence

                Africa’s Best Bank for Wealth Management – Africa

                Africa’s Best Investment Bank – Africa

                Best Bank – Namibia

                Best Bank – Uganda

                Best Investment Bank – Angola

                Best Investment Bank – Malawi

                Best Investment Bank – South Africa

                Best Investment Bank – Zambia

Euromoney Real Estate Survey

                Best Bank Overall – Middle East and Africa

                Best Bank for Equity Finance – Middle East and Africa

                Best Bank for Loan Finance – Middle East and Africa

                Best Bank for Securitisation – Middle East and Africa

European Foundation for Management Development Excellence

                Strategic Client Management Programme Gold Award – Africa

FMDQ Gold Awards

                FMDQ Capital Markets Securities Origination Primary Market Champion – Nigeria

                FMDQ Dealing Member of the Year Secondary Champion – Nigeria

                FMDQ FX Market Liquidity Provider – Nigeria

                FMDQ Most Active Buy- side Participant in the Fixed Market – Nigeria

                FMDQ Registration Member – Nigeria

Financial Mail Ranking the Analysts Survey Category Winners

                Adrian Hammond: Gold Mining – Africa

                Best Research House – Africa

                Elna Moolman: Domestic Economic Analysis – Africa

                Jonathan Kennedy Good: Telecommunications – Africa

                Preeti Sukha: Telecommunications – Africa

                Kaleen Brown: Household Goods Retailers – Africa

                Simon Freemantle: Political Analysis – Africa

                Sumil Seerah: Financial and Industrial Small and Medium Market Cap Companies – Africa

                Mark Ter Mors: Financial and Industrial Small and Medium Market Cap Companies – Africa

                Magdel Neale: Financial and Industrial Small and Medium Market Cap Companies – Africa

                Munira Kharva: Financial and Industrial Small and Medium Market Cap Companies – Africa

                Thabang Thlaku: Industrial Metals – Africa

                Tim Clark: Industrial Metals – Africa

                Tim Clark: Resources Small and Medium Market Cap Companies - Africa

                Adrian Hammond: Resources Small and Medium Market Cap Companies – Africa

                Thabang Nthlaku: Resources Small and Medium Market Cap Companies – Africa

                Leroy Mguni: Resources Small and Medium Market Cap Companies - Africa

Global Finance Awards

                Best Bank – Africa

                Best Bank – Botswana

                Best Bank – South Africa

                Best Bank – Uganda

                Best Debt Bank – Africa

                Best Investment Bank – Angola

                Best Investment Bank – South Africa

                Global Frontier Market Bank – Africa

                Most Innovative Digital Product in Cash Management – Africa

                Safest Bank – Africa

Global Finance Investment Brokerage and Forex Awards

                Best FX Provider – Africa

                Best FX Provider – Kenya

                Best FX Provider – Nigeria

                Best FX Provider – Uganda

Global Finance Custodian Banking Awards

                Best Bank for Cash Management – Africa

                Best Bank for Liquidity Management – Africa

                Best Sub-custodian Bank – Africa

                Best Sub-custodian Bank – Kenya

                Best Sub-custodian Bank – Mozambique

                Best Sub-custodian Bank – Namibia

                Best Sub-custodian Bank – Nigeria

                Best Treasury and Cash Management Provider – Angola

                Best Treasury and Cash Management Provider – Botswana

Best Treasury and Cash Management Provider – South Africa

Global Finance Trade Finance Awards

                Best Trade Finance Provider – Angola

                Best Trade Finance Provider – Kenya

                Best Trade Finance Provider – South Africa

Global Trade Review

                Best Trade Finance Bank – East Africa

HR Magazine Awards

                Best Learning and Development Strategy – Nigeria

Institute of Public Relations Ghana Awards

                Best Launch and Relaunch - Ghana

Best Promotional Event - Ghana

Best in a Cause Communications - Ghana

PR Campaign of the Year - Ghana

PR Organisation of the Year: Financial Sector - Ghana

International Finance Awards

                Best Stockbrokers – Nigeria

                Most Innovative Brokerage Firm – Nigeria

                Best Transaction Banking App for Cash Management – Angola

International Investment Awards

                Excellence in International Private Banking: International Personal Banking - Africa

                Excellence in Private Banking – Africa

Isle of Man Awards for Excellence

                Company of the Year – Isle of Man

Isle of Man Responsible Business of the Year

                Positive Role Model: Kimberly Moore – Isle of Man

LinkedIn Talent Awards

                Best Culture of Learning – Africa

Marketing Edge Brands and Advertising Excellence Awards

                Outstanding Financial Brand of the Decade – Nigeria

Morningstar Fund Awards

                Best Global Equity Fund – South Africa

Nigeria Agriculture Awards

                Agro Bank of the Year – Nigeria

Nigerian Institution of State Surveyors and Valuers Awards

                Outstanding Real Estate Finance: Corporate – Nigeria

Ombudsman for Banking Services Awards

                Innovation in Dispute Resolution – Africa

PAM Awards

                Best Asset Managers: Melville Douglas International (Finalist) – Africa

PWM Global Private Banking Awards

                Highly Commended Private Bank – South Africa

Portfolio Advisor Wealth Manager Awards

                ESG Innovator: International Fund Solutions – Africa

Private Banker International Awards

                Global Best Next Generation Offering – Africa

                Outstanding Global Private Bank – Africa

SAP Quality Awards

                Business Transformation – Africa

SAGEA Awards

                Best Digital Campaign – Africa

                Best Integrated Campaigns – Africa

The Banker Awards

                Bank of the Year – Angola

                Bank of the Year – Lesotho

                Bank of the Year – South Africa

                Bank of the Year – Zambia

                Bank of the Year – Zimbabwe

The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

                Best Private Bank – Ghana

                Best Private Bank – Kenya

                Best Private Bank – Nigeria

                Best Private Bank for Customer Services – South Africa

The Banker Tech Awards

                Best Payments Innovation: Virtual Cards – Africa

The Banker Investment Banking Awards

                Most Innovative Bank for Equity Raising – Africa

The Banker Transaction Banking Awards

                Best Transaction Bank – Africa   

The Global Wealth and Society West Africa Awards

                Best Asset/Fund Management Company – Nigeria

                Best Private Bank – Nigeria

The Portfolio Advisor Wealth Management Awards

                Excellence in ESG: Gold Award – Africa

2020

African Banker Awards

                Infrastructure Deal of the Year: Port of Maputo – Africa

EMEA Finance Banking Awards

                Best Investment Bank – Kenya

                Best Investment Bank – Mauritius

                Best Investment Bank – Uganda

                Best Investment Bank – Zambia

Euromoney Best Private Bank and Wealth Management Survey

                Capital Markets and Advisory – Middle East and Africa

                Serving Business Owners – Africa

                Serving Business Owners – South Africa

Euromoney Awards for Excellence

                Best Investment Bank – Africa

                Best Investment Bank – Kenya

                Best Investment Bank – South Africa

Best Investment Bank – Uganda

                Best Investment Bank – Zambia

Global Finance Investment Brokerage and Forex Awards

                Best Investment Bank – Africa

Global Finance World Banking Awards

                Best Bank – Uganda

Global Finance World Investment Banking Awards

                Best Investment Bank – Africa

                Best Investment Bank – Mauritius

                Best Investment Bank – South Africa

2021

EMEA Finance Banking Awards

                Best Green Finance Bank – Africa

Global Finance Awards

                Best Consumer Digital Bank for Information Security and Fraud Management – Africa

                Best Consumer Digital Bank for Online Product Offerings – Africa

                Best Consumer Digital Bank – South Africa

                Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Bank for Online Treasury Services – Africa

                Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Bank for SME Banking – Africa

                Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Bank for Social Media Marketing and Services – Africa

                Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Bank for Trade Finance Services – Africa

                Best Trade Finance Provider – Africa

                Best Bank – Africa

2022

African Banker Awards

  • African Bank of the Year

 

Brand Finance Banking 500

  • Most Valuable Banking Brand in Africa

 

 

The Banker

  • Bank of the Year in South Africa

 

Global Finance World’s Best Banks 

  • Best Bank in Africa

 

African Global Funds Awards

  • Best Banking and Custody Provider: Sub-Custodian
  • Best Derivatives Clearing Provider
  • Best Securities Lending Provider
  • Best CIS (Collective Investment Scheme) Trustee Service

 

Brand Finance World’s Top 500 Bank Brands

  • Africa’s Most Valuable Bank Brand (USD1.583 billion)

 

Banking Tech Awards

  • Trader Direct: Best Contribution to Economic Mobility in Banking/Finance for SMEs
  • OneFarm Share: Best FinTech for Good by Financial Institutions

 

EMEA Finance Achievement Awards

  • Best ESB Bond House
  • Best Financial Institution Green Bond in EMEA: Standard Bank’s ZAR1.444bn Tier 2 assurance
  • Best Restructuring House in Africa
  • Best Sustainable Refinancing in EMEA: Equities Property Fund's multi-currency bond and loan facilities
  • Best Syndicated Green Loan House

 

EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards

  • Best Trade Finance Services in Africa

 

EMEA Finance African Banking Awards

  • Best Financial inclusion in Africa: OneFarm Share           
  • Best Green Finance Bank in Africa       
  • Best Local Bank in South Africa             
  • Best Debt House in South Africa           

 

Euromoney Awards for Excellence

  • Best Bank for Wealth Management in Africa

 

Euromoney’s Real Estate Survey 2022

  • Ranked 1st in South Africa

 

Finnovex South Africa Awards

  • Shyft: Excellence in Fintech – Payments

 

Global Finance Sustainable Finance Awards

  • Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Finance in Africa
  • Outstanding Leadership in Social Bonds in Africa
  • Outstanding Leadership in Transition/Sustainability-Linked Loans in Africa
  • Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure Finance in Africa

 

Global Finance World’s Best Trade and Supply Chain Finance Banks 

  • Best Trade Finance Provider in Africa

 

Global Finance World’s Best Sub-Custodian Bank 

  • Best Sub-custodian Bank in Africa
  • Best Sub-custodian Bank in South Africa

 

Global Finance World's Best Trade and Supply Chain Finance Banks

  • Best Trade Finance Provider in Africa

 

Global Finance World’s Best Treasury and Cash Management Banks

  • Best Bank in Africa
  • Best Bank in South Africa

 

Global Finance World’s Best Supply Chain Provider

  • Best Bank in Africa

 

Global Private Banker and The Digital Banker Global Private Banking Innovation Awards

  • Best Private Bank in Africa

 

Intellidex Top Private Banks and Wealth Management

  • 5th In Top Private Banks and Wealth Managers in Large Institutions

 

LeFonti Global Awards

  • Wealth and Investment: Best Private Bank
  • Wealth and Investment: Best Private Bank for Innovation

 

Marketing Achievement Awards

  • The Google Excellence in Digital Brand Marketing: Personal Lending campaign
  • Excellence in Strategic Sponsorship Marketing: Standard Bank Top Women Virtual Summit & Awards (Silver)
  • Excellence in Internal Marketing
  • Standard Bank and Tradeway for the Siyatablaza Campaign (Silver)

 

New Generation Awards

  • Shyft:  Silver Winner for ‘Most Innovative App Developed by a Corporate’
  • Shyft:  Silver Winner for ‘Best Use of Technical Innovation’
  • Shyft: Gold Winner for ‘Best Customer Experience of the Year’

 

PWM The Banker Global Private Banking Awards

  • Outstanding Global Private Bank: Africa
  • Outstanding Wealth Management Technology: Initiative Front End
  • Outstanding Wealth Management Technology: Initiative Back End
  • Best Family Office

 

PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Awards

  • Fleet Management Providing Fleet Cards to the Private Sector
  • Fleet Management Providing Services to the Private Sector: Material Handling Equipment (forklifts, conveyors, carts etc)
  • Fleet Management Providing Services to the Private Sector: Medium and Heavy Motor Vehicles
  • Fleet Management Providing Services to the Private Sector: Passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles

 

SAGEA - South African Graduate Employers Association Awards

  • The Overall Employer of Choice
  • Employer of Choice in Commercial and Retail Banking
  • Best Recruitment Service Award

 

South African Listed Tracker Awards (SALTA)

  • 1invest Golf EFT: Best Capital Raising, 3-Years Foreign Non-Equity ETFs
  • 1nvest S&P 500 ETF: Best Tracking Efficiency, 3-Years Foreign Equity ETPs
  • 1nvest Rhodium ETF:  Best Total Return Performance, 3-Years Commodity and Currency ETPs
  • 1nvest S&P500 Info Tech ETF: Best Total Return Performance, 3-Years Foreign Equity Index-Tracking ETPs
  • 1nvest Rhodium ETF: Best Total Return Performance, 5-Years Commodity and Currency ETPs

 

The Banker Top 500 Banking Brands Ranking

  • Ranked 1st in Africa

 

The Banker Top 1000 World Banks Ranking

  • Ranked 1st in Africa by Tier 1 Capital
  • Ranked 1st in South Africa by Tier 1 Capital
  • Ranked 1st in South Africa by Total Assets

 

DEALS

  • Motus and Standard Bank secure SA’s first ZAR-based Sustainability-Linked Facility

https://corporateandinvestment.standardbank.com/cib/global/about-us/news/motus-and-standard-bank-secure-sas-first-zar-based-sustainability-linked-facility

  • Standard Bank and British International Investment partner with Scatec and H1 Holdings to close South Africa’s largest renewable energy PV and battery storage project

https://corporateandinvestment.standardbank.com/cib/global/about-us/news/standard-bank-and-british-international-investment-partner-with-scatec-and-h1-holdings-to-close-south-africas-largest-renewable-energy-pv-and-battery-storage-project   

  • Standard Bank partners with SOLA Group, African Rainbow Energy and Tronox SA in the first sizable renewable energy mining transaction

https://corporateandinvestment.standardbank.com/cib/global/about-us/news/standard-bank-partners-with-sola-group,-african-rainbow-energy-and-tronox-sA-in-the-first-sizable-renewable-energy-mining-transaction

https://corporateandinvestment.standardbank.com/cib/global/about-us/news/standard-Bank-and-woolworths-partner-to-successfully-complete-R600%E2%80%93million-sustainability-funding-deal-

  • R5b Injection Brings Fibre to SA Communities

https://corporateandinvestment.standardbank.com/cib/global/about-us/news/5-billion-rand-injection-brings-fibre-to-south-african-communities

  • Standard Bank partners with Grit in largest sustainability-linked real estate transaction in sub-Saharan Africa

https://corporateandinvestment.standardbank.com/cib/global/about-us/deals/standard-bank-partners-with-grit-in-largest-sustainability-linked-real-estate-transaction-in-sub-saharan-africa

  • Shoprite takes out biggest sustainability loan and first green loan in the retail sector

https://corporateandinvestment.standardbank.com/cib/global/about-us/deals/standard-bank-secures-sustainable-funding-for-africas-largest-retailer

 

INNOVATIONS AND SOLUTIONS

  • Melville Douglas

As part of Standard Bank Group, Melville Douglas has set out to incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations across its entire business. But a key differentiator for our business will be providing options for investors who want to invest for impact. Our impact investment approach and the Global Impact Fund identifies sustainable secular growth themes and leverages our investment philosophy to identify quality companies, who must be able to demonstrate that they are driving a positive sustainable impact through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). https://www.melvilledouglas.co.za/funds/global-funds/global-impact-fund/

  • Trade Barometer

Africa’s most comprehensive trade index. As Africa’s largest bank, we are committed to driving the continent’s growth, and constantly on the lookout for ways to leverage our presence and expertise to inform and grow the continent’s trade ecosystem. We’ve created the Africa Trade Barometer - combining on-the-ground research with third party data to deliver unparalleled insights and analyses, showcasing trends and opportunities in trade across 10 key African economies. https://www.standardbank.co.za/southafrica/business/products-and-services/business-solutions/trade-point/trade-barometer

  • Thrive – Powered by Standard Bank

A platform that connects people and brands by enabling the easy flow of goods, payments and insights between shoppers, store owners and brand suppliers. Through Thrive we are truly activating our client's ecosystem and bringing our platform business to life. Also especially unique is that the platform integrates both store owners and brand suppliers, offering specific services that are valuable to both parties. https://thrive.trade/

  • PluggedIn

A career success platform designed to empower the youth to realise their career potential and succeed in the modern economy. Opportunities to gain access to innovative career assessments to learn about their strengths, personality, and best-suited career path, helping them easily explore a variety of opportunities. Youth can benefit from skills courses to increase their employability and get high-quality CVs.  https://www.standardbank.co.za/southafrica/personal/campaigns/pluggedIn

  • Empowering Africa women through social bonds

A sustainable finance offering, which includes a variety of social bonds dedicated to financing mortgage loans focusing on affordable housing for women borrowers. Alignment with the UN Development Goals was one of the drivers behind the creation of the African Women Impact Fund, in partnership with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), UN Women, the Office of the Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security of the African Union Commission, and the African Women Leadership Network. The African Women Impact Fund (AWIF) Initiative aims to provide capital, operational support, and a structured development programme. https://www.standardbank.com/sbg/standard-bank-group/whats-happening/newsroom/empowering-african-women-through-social-bonds

  • Xpatweb

Enjoy the ease and convenience of renewing your expired permit or passport through Xpatweb. We are the only bank to have a visa and permit renewal service for diaspora. https://www.standardbank.co.za/southafrica/personal/products-and-services/bank-with-us/foreign-nationals/temporary-residents/passport-renewals

  • Shyft P2P (Peer-to-Peer)

An industry first that now allows you to instantly send not only ZAR but any currency on the app to any Shyft user. This service is free and is also available to non-  Standard Bank Customers. https://getshyft.co.za/

INVESTING IN EDUCATION

  • Feenix breaks R100 million mark in donations                                                                                                                                               Our investment in and support of education makes dreams possible. To date, the Feenix platform has raised R154.42m and impacted 3141 lives.

https://www.standardbank.co.za/southafrica/news-and-media/newsroom/standard-bank-has-partnered-with-the-feenix-trust-to-drive-access-to-education

  • Universities South Africa (USAF) Entrepreneurship Development 

Our investment in the USAF Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme has led to the establishment of Economic Activation Offices (EAO) at 10 South African public universities. EAOs prepare university students for entrepreneurship, helping young South Africans identify independent business opportunities and reducing dependence on the country’s constrained job market. As part of the Bank’s education initiatives for 2022 and beyond, the group is looking to enable and equip young entrepreneurs with the right tools and support to actively develop and grow their own businesses..

https://www.standardbank.co.za/southafrica/news-and-media/newsroom/standard-bank-universities-partnership-builds-a-new-generation-of-entrepreneurs?cid=WD_HJZhx 

  • Matific

Enabling a love for mathematics, we have entered into an agreement with Matific - an award-winning digital mathematics solution that provides rich, engaging, and fun games and activities to raise mathematical standards for primary schools. https://www.standardbank.com/sbg/standard-bank-group/whats-happening/newsroom/primary-school-learners-powered-by-digital-maths

Gallery
You may also be interested in
6_Corporate_governance-BannerHeroBlueV2
Our purpose and values

We are a client-led and digitally enabled financial solution provider aiming to deliver sustainable growth for individuals, businesses and communities throughout Africa.

3_Corporate_governance-BannerHeroBlueV2
Our leadership

The skills and experience of our leadership at council and board level underpin our ability to deliver on our commitment to driving Africa’s sustainable growth.