Standard Bank London Ltd.
Celebrating 153 years of moving South Africa forward Having put down its roots in the Eastern Cape in 1862, Standard Bank is one of South Africa’s oldest companies. When it was established, the vision was for a bank that understood its customers better, had people with strong knowledge of local business conditions and would do a better job of connecting borrowers with lenders. This vision created the platform for the kind of bank it would become and the qualities on which its customers would come to rely.
Over its history, Standard Bank has grown from a mere few staff members to over 48 000 today, and extended its roots deep into the fabric of South African society. We have evolved and adapted along with our customers, growing a rich heritage while nurturing and protecting our reputation.
Today, Standard Bank Group prides itself on being a global bank with African roots. The largest African bank by assets and earnings, it operates in 20 countries on the African continent, including South Africa, as well as in other selected emerging markets.
We uphold high standards of corporate governance and are committed to advancing the principles and practice of sustainable development. Our success and growth over the long term is built on making a difference in the communities in which we operate. We are committed to moving Africa forward.
Our social compact holds us to contributing to the socioeconomic development of the countries in which we operate in a way that is consistent with the nature and size of our operations. We will provide financial services and products responsibly, bearing in mind the needs of society, our customers, our staff, our shareholders, the environment and future generations”.
Ranked the world’s 12th greenest bank
Bloomberg Markets – Year 2013
Best syndicated loan house
EMEA Finance Africa 2010;2012;2013
Best securitisation deal in the EMEA region for SA Home Loans’ recapitalization
EMEA Finance 2013
Best follow-on funding in Africa for Dangote Flour Mills of Nigeria
EMEA Finance Nigeria 2013
Best IPO in Africa
Best IPO in Africa for the listing of Ugandan power distributor Umeme Limited’s shares on the Nairobi Securities Exchange EMEA Finance Nairobi Securities Exchange 2013
Best M&A deal in Africa for Tiger Brands’ acquisition of Dangote Flour Mills
Best M&A deal in Africa for Tiger Brands’ acquisition of Dangote Flour Mills EMEA Finance 2013
Best supranational syndicated loan for its part in Afreximbank’s US$500-millon, five-year Eurobond issuance
Best supranational syndicated loan for its part in Afreximbank’s US$500-millon, five-year Eurobond issuance EMEA Finance 2013
Best sovereign syndicated loan
Best sovereign syndicated loan for taking part in Kenya’s US$600-million capital raising EMEA Finance Kenya 2013
Best Sub-Saharan Africa research house survey
Best Sub-Saharan Africa research house survey Euromoney Sub-Saharan Africa 2013
Second place in the African economies and markets
Second place in the African economies and markets category Financial Mail 2013
Top of 20 prominent South African businesses
Top of 20 prominent South African businesses Forbes magazine 2013
Best Bank for payments and collections
Best Bank for payments and collections Global Finance Magazine Africa (2010; 2011; 2012; 2013)
Best investment bank
Best investment bank Global Finance Magazine Angola 2013