A strong capital position and healthy liquidity profile has positioned the group to take advantage of business opportunities in its chosen growth markets. The emerging markets focus insulated the group from the initial effects of the financial crisis, which originated in developed economies. The Equator Principles is a step in this direction requiring project financing, advisory and project related corporate loans to meet consistent international standards from an environmental and social perspective. This is partially the reason the major drivers of global environmental, social and climate change is coming from the 80 Equator Principles Financial Institutions in 35 countries who have officially adopted the EP. These Financial Institutions cover the majority of international project finance debt within developed and emerging markets. In an increasingly globalised world, new opportunities often take you beyond your home market.

  • Standard Bank offers these loans to their customers and application forms are already available online for you to fill in.
  • Secondly, we’ve streamlined and re-organised our client segments and solutions internally, leading to a better overall client experience.
  • They offer advice on related services, including interest rates, international transfers, foreign exchange, letters of credit and documentary bills.
  • Several more banks in Africa were acquired during the 1990s, and adopted the Stanbic name.
  • History section provides information on new products, mergers, acquisitions, expansions, approvals, and many more key events.

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In launching the positioning through creative ideas and campaigns, each market had a high degree of freedom to tap into local insights while being true to the essence of our brand’s DNA. Thirdly, we are continuously introducing new and innovative solutions to make the lives of our clients easier. An example is LookSee by Standard Bank – a free online property guide designed to make the entire process of finding, buying, and moving into a house more informed and convenient than before. Unayo is a digital payments platform that connects the payments value chain, thereby stimulating economic activity.


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Headline earnings for 2020 were R15.9 billion and total assets were R2.5 trillion . Standard Bank’s market capitalisation as of 31 December 2020 was R209.4 billion . Standard Bank acted as the lender, sustainability co-ordinator, and sustainability agent on the deal.