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About the company: Standard Bank Group Ltd [JSE:SBK]

by , 04 June 2015

Founded in 1863, Standard Bank is one of the top four banks in South Africa. It's one of the companies making up the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's top 40 companies…

Full name: Standard Bank Group Limited
Short name: Stanbank
Ticker: SBK
Sector: Banks – banks


Five top facts about Standard Bank


Fact #1:
Standard Bank’s roots date back to 1863 when it established in the Eastern Cape. Now Standard Bank operates in 20 African countries, including South Africa and some other emerging markets. It employs over 49,000 people.

Fact #2:
Standard Bank has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under ticker symbol SBK. The company listed in 1970. The company is also listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange under ticker SNB.

Fact #3:
Standard Bank is the largest African bank by assets.

Fact #4:
Three main business units make up Standard Bank. These are:

  • Personal and business banking;
  • Corporate and investing banking; and
  • Wealth.

Fact #5:
Standard Bank has five main subsidiaries. These are:

  • The Standard Bank of South Africa;
  • Standard International Holdings, including Standard Bank Plc;
  • Standard Bank Offshore Group;
  • Stanbic Africa Holdings; and
  • Standard Bank holds 53.6% of Liberty Holdings Ltd [JSE:LBH].


Chart of Standard Bank’s share price


Chart of Standard Bank's share price


Financial information


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About the company: Standard Bank Group Ltd [JSE:SBK]
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