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Achievements and milestones for 2022


We are proud of our hard work and commitment shown this year, and how the dreams and ambitions of our clients have been made possible in new ways.

If we can do all of this, imagine what we can do for you.   



African Banker Awards

  • African Bank of the Year


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 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





  • 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 leverage 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).

  • Trade Barometer

Africa’s most comprehensive trade index. As Africa’s largest bank, we are committed to driving the continent’s growth and are 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • Empowering African 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.

  • 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 the diaspora.

  • 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.


Feenix breaks the 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.