Standard Bank was established in South Africa in 1862. We have grown to become the largest bank in South Africa by assets and market capitalisation, providing a full range of financial services through our Personal & Business Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, and Investment Management and Life Assurance businesses.
From our head office in Johannesburg, we have developed and refined our universal banking competencies while playing a central role in developing the sophisticated South African financial sector, in what is today a successful developing economy. Our deep roots in South Africa provide a strong base for our continued growth into emerging markets in Africa and globally, and position us well to realise significant opportunities for clients doing business in these markets. Our experience in South Africa has taught us that an in-depth understanding of, and sensitivity to local conditions and cultures is essential for us to be successful in the markets we enter.
Our international recognition as a global player in commodity-related financial services stems from our experience and knowledge gained in South Africa, an economy underpinned by mining and agriculture. Today we benefit strongly from the growth in infrastructural and empowerment financing, and a continued increase in demand for corporate credit. We service a broad range of corporates and institutions, including multinationals, financial institutions, parastatals and public sector, with particular expertise in the following industries: agribusiness, automotive, mining, oil, gas & renewables, power & infrastructure, property, retail and telecommunications.
Our comprehensive range of products and services includes a full suite of corporate finance advisory services such as mergers and acquisitions, capital restructurings and black economic empowerment. We provide a range of financing solutions across the debt and equity capital markets, including term lending, structured debt finance, asset finance, syndicated lending, debt origination, securitisation and equity. We have dedicated teams specialising in the provision of finance for acquisitions, structured trade and commodity solutions, projects, property and private equity. Our transactional services include a comprehensive range of cash management, trade-related, and custodial & securities services, and we have been a market leader in online banking solutions since 1993 (BMI TechKnowledge). We offer trading and risk management solutions across the broad spectrum of financial markets, including foreign exchange, money markets, interest rates, credit, equity, and commodities.
We customise solutions to meet the individual requirements of our clients, and leverage Standard Bank’s global network of regional, product and sector specialists to ensure that our solutions create real value for your business. In line with international regulatory requirements, we have established world-class risk and capital management systems to support all our business activities.
Dedicated client relationship managers provide a single point of entry into Standard Bank’s full financial services expertise. For more information about our global offerings, please follow the links below: