Standard Bank has a 154-year history in South Africa and started building a franchise in the rest of Africa in the early 1990s. We currently operate in 20 countries on the African continent, including South Africa, as well as in other selected emerging markets.
Our strategy is to build the leading Africa-focused financial services organisation using all our competitive advantages to the full. We will focus on delivering superior sustainable shareholder value by serving the needs of our customers through first-class, on-the-ground operations in chosen countries in Africa. We will also connect other selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other, applying our sector expertise, particularly in natural resources, globally. Our key differentiator is people who are passionate about our strategy wherever in the world they are based.
We organise ourselves as three business units but present ourselves as one. Our three main pillars of business are Personal & Business Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, and Wealth – Liberty.