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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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    Our board of directors aims to promote the group’s long-term success. It delegates day-to-day management of the business and implementation of strategy to the Group Chief Executive, who is supported by the Group Leadership Council.

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    We operate across the African continent through a number of subsidiaries, to provide solutions to all our clients.

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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.
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    We are a financial services group, offering services and solutions for 158 years, to Consumer & High Net Worth Clients, Business & Commercial Clients and Wholesale Clients in and across Africa as well as key global locations.

     

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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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Africa Trade and Investment

African economic growth depends on the growth of intra-African trade, together with the ability of African governments and businesses to access global investment and value chains. Drawing on our presence in major international markets, our ability to access international pools of capital, our strong client relationships with global multi-nationals, and our strategic partnership with ICBC, Standard Bank helps facilitate the deepening of investment and trade flows between African countries, and between African countries and global markets.

2020 saw significant progress on the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, which came into effect in January 2021, and aims to boost intra-African trade, promote industrialisation, create jobs, and improve the competitiveness of African industries. But it also saw companies across the world battling the disruption caused to trade flows and global supply chains by Covid-19.

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We implemented digital matchmaking events to connect our African clients to trade opportunities with China, addressing supply chain disruptions

We’re working to support the digitisation of trade, and testing digital trade services with regulators in Ghana, South Africa and Uganda, including the use of artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing and data analytics

Standard Bank’s commitment to provide seamless, end to end services for African importers, and to facilitate hassle-free trading relationships between businesses in Africa and China via ACAP (Africa China Agent Proposition), together with our efforts to expand the availability and use of digitised trade services, proved highly beneficial to many of our clients during this difficult year.

Phillip Myburgh
Philip Myburgh
Head: Africa China, Standard Bank Group​

Covid-19 has created opportunities on both fronts. African businesses are looking for​ opportunities to diversify and make up for losses experienced during the year. At the​ same time, Chinese importers are considering new markets to source products from​ amid geopolitical uncertainty. The virtual matchmaking sessions and our Import​ Solution are tangible demonstrations of our persistent strategy to support our clients​ through creating a focused trade ecosystem around the Africa China corridor.