The Standard Bank Group

Standard Bank is a leading emerging markets financial services provider, represented in 19 African countries and a further 16 countries worldwide.

The holding company is Standard Bank Group Limited, which is made up of:

  • Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (South African operations),
  • Standard Bank Africa (African operations),
  • Standard Bank London, which is the central hub of all its global operations.

When you entrust a Standard Bank company with your business, you can trust it has  the backing and resources of one of the largest emerging market financial services organisations in the world.


Headquartered in South Africa, Standard Bank was established in 1862 and has been listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited (JSE) since 1970.

The group employs 48,000 people worldwide and has a market capitalization of approximately USD 21 billion and total assets of approximately USD 172 billion as at 30 June 2011.

The long-term credit ratings for the Standard Bank of South Africa, the single largest operating entity within the Standard Bank Group, are Moody’s A3, Standard & Poor’s BBBpi and Fitch Ratings BBB+.

The Group's international franchise is focussed on developing markets and natural resources. Its activities concentrate on the provision of banking services connected with trade and international business flows with an emerging market and resources emphasis. These are delivered through a global network of offices located throughout the world's major financial centres and key developing economies. Currently the Group's stockbroking presence covers South Africa, USA, United Kingdom, Russia, Turkey, Kenya and Nigeria.



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