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    Standard Bank Group is a financial institution that offers banking and financial services to individuals, businesses, institutions and corporations in Africa and abroad.

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    All our products and services are based on a set of values that uphold the empowerment of our customers. Both internally, and in daily engagement with the our clients we foster transparency, innovation, accountability and superior service.
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    We ensure that all our services and products across borders are compliant with local legislation wherever we go. As we grow in Africa, we will continue to review our systems and processes according to the best possible compliance and risk management skills.
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    Standard Bank is not an abstract legal entity. We are our people.

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    We aim to offer universal banking capabilities to individuals, small-to medium-sized businesses, corporates, financial institutions and internationals.

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    We drive sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Africa. To ensure our commitment to making a positive and lasting impact, we have developed a framework of initiatives and objectives towards long-term social, economic and environmental upliftment.

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    Our sponsorship initiatives promote community upliftment through the support of sporting, art and music events, teams, festivals and clinics. We strive to nurture growing talents and to aid local communities to grow in their chosen fields.
    We are proud to be a part of what’s happening in Africa. By fostering growth opportunities on the continent, we believe that hands across borders will continue to strengthen business in Africa.
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    We are a universal bank and full- service financial group offering transactional banking, saving, borrowing, lending, investment, insurance, risk management, wealth management and advisory services.

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    Our teams are ready to serve our individual, business and corporate clients as usual. While doing everything we can to keep our staff and clients safe, and to flatten the curve, we have also taken all the necessary steps to ensure that our essential services will be able to function.
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Standard Bank Group Milestones

2020 Milesones
  • Standard Bank issued its first ever green bond via private placement with The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a development finance institution focused on the private sector and part of the World Bank Group.
  • Standard Bank acquired a 35% interest in digital escrow company, TradeSafe Escrow.
2019 Milestones
  • Standard Bank tabled 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.
  • Stanbic Bank Uganda voluntarily suspended its trading activities on the Uganda bourse to implement a reorganisation exercise which included the formation of a holding company. The bank resumed trading on 10 April as Stanbic Bank Uganda Holding Limited.
  • Standard Bank was awarded the domestic custody and derivatives clearing business of Legae Peresec, South Africa’s leading equities broker in terms of volume and value of trades executed in the SA market.
  • Standard Bank, with Tier 1 capital of $9.8 billion, retained the top spot in the top 10 African banks category of The Banker’s 2019 Top 1000 World Banks rankings.
  • Standard Bank acquired an additional 4.3 million shares in Stanbic Bank Kenya Holdings, raising its stake in the subsidiary to 69.1%.
  • Standard Bank announced its exit from its investment in ICBCA [ICBC Argentina] to realise capital for reinvestment in its African strategy.
  • Standard Bank, STANLIB and Liberty launched 1nvest, a specialist index tracking fund provider. 1nvest is 50% owned by Liberty and 50% by the Standard Bank Group.
  • Standard Bank Namibia officially listed on the Namibia Stock Exchange (NSX) on 15 November.
  • Standard Bank launched its Investor Services business in Côte d'Ivoire.
2018 Milestones
  • Standard Bank sold Oltio, the mobile payments technology company, to Mastercard.
  • SBSA attained a Level 1 BBBEE rating, making it one of the most transformed JSE listed companies.
  • Stanbic Insurance Brokers Zambia Limited was granted a broking license by the Zambia Pension Insurance Authority, the first bank in Zambia to receive such a license. Stanbic Insurance Brokers Zambia (SIBZ) was officially launched in August.
  • Standard Bank Group increases its shareholding in Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, its Nigerian subsidiary, from 53,1% to 64,4%.
  • Standard Bank officially launches a fully licensed bank, focusing on the needs of Corporate and Investment Banking clients, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (operating as Stanbic Bank).
  • Standard Bank, recording Tier 1 capital of $10.13 billion in 2018, is named South Africa’s biggest bank in The Banker’s annual rankings of the Top 1000 banks in the world.
  • Standard Bank’s South African operation (SBSA) to operate as a distinct business within the Standard Bank Group, equivalent to all the bank’s other country businesses.
  • Standard Bank Group listed (secondary listing) on the A2X Exchange where its shares were available for trading from 15 November 2018. The bank retained its primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.