Standard Bank has a 154-year history in South Africa and started building a franchise in the rest of Africa in the early 1990s. They currently operate in 20 countries on the African continent, including South Africa, as well as in other selected emerging markets.

Standard Bank’s strategy is to build the leading Africa-focused financial services organisation using all of their competitive advantages to the full. They focus on delivering superior sustainable shareholder value by serving the needs of their customers through first-class, on-the-ground operations in chosen countries in Africa. They also connect other selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other, applying their sector expertise, particularly in natural resources, globally. Their key differentiator is people who are passionate about our strategy wherever in the world they are based.

Standard Bank organise themselves as three business units but are presented as one. Their three main pillars of business are Personal & Business Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, and Wealth - Liberty.

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