Standard Bank has been an active and engaged member of the EP Association since its adoption of the EP in 2009 and subsequent election to the Steering Committee in 2010. The EP Association is managed by an elected steering committee of 15 global banks, with Standard Bank the only African representative. Others need to connect to reliable international suppliers of quality goods. Some are a part of your business model but others need to be managed actively. With the right advice and risk management solutions, you can focus on growing your business safely while securing the future of those who depend on it. Standard Bank, Africa’s largest banking group in terms of market capitalization, first entered into a partnership with the Global Fund in 2008.


This is evidenced by many examples of our response as a business to the COVID-19 pandemic – both internally for our employees and externally for our clients and countries in which we operate. Standard Bank’s commitment to integrating environmental and social responsibility into its global business operations has been particularly evident in the past few years and its efforts have received significant external recognition. Hosted by Simon Brown, the show brings you the latest in business and financial news. Business banking is seen as a new battleground between traditional banks that would like to defend their turf and relatively new entrants aiming for a slice of the pie…

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Our people have been energised, informed and inspired to create and deliver what our clients want and need and close the gap between expectations and experiences. The most successful brands are often the most relevant, and remaining relevant means constantly evolving, and changing with developing client requirements. This year, Standard Bank will be celebrating its 160thyear of enabling individuals and businesses to achieve their ambitions – a testament to our innovation, resilience, commitment and adaptability.

  • It’s one of the largest banks in Namibia and operates from more than 50 branches.
  • Country Road Group based in Australia and trading in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
  • This includes a R1 billion sustainability-linked bond for Netcare and a R800m sustainability-linked bond for Investec Property Fund.
  • The two companies also partnered to offer a mobile top-up service, where customers can load airtime from the ATM.
  • Our international banking and wealth management services help us serve Africa’s rapidly growing upwardly mobile and affluent population.
  • Whether you are expanding into new territories, acquiring assets, or simply need additional operating capital, our consultants are waiting for your call to offer you a suitable loan.

A Business Term Loan may be used to purchase/upgrade fixed property, finance fixed assets, capital expenditure or for the setup/establishment of venture costs. Standard Bank’s Personal & Business Banking offers banking and other financial services to individuals and small-to-medium enterprises. PBB’s product offering includes transactional services, lending products, mortgage lending, card products, vehicle and asset finance and wealth. Standard Bank has made an effort to improve the application time to get loans for businesses, as they fully understand that time is money when they run a business. Nevertheless, you should not forget that, as with any loan, you need to be careful. Standard Bank wants to help you avoid an economic crisis if, for example, you are waiting for payment from a creditor.


International ATMs at the Royal Swazi Sun hotel and the Swazi Plaza enable holders of international cards to draw cash from their home-based accounts. Standard Bank is a pan-African brand, which was founded in South Africa. In fact, our brand is also present in key financial centres outside of Africa, thereby connecting African clients to global opportunities. It’s a real-world challenge for any global brand to balance consistency of universal positioning with local culture, customs, languages, nuances and even economies that, when properly considered, ultimately culminate in resonance and appeal. When we defined our new brand positioning, we were sure to conduct research – both externally and with employees – across multiple countries and segments so that the outcome was not skewed to a South African mindset.