Connecting Africa to a world of opportunity


SIBOS 2018

22-25 October 2018 – Sydney, Australia

For millennia, the people of Africa have been guided by a proverb “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”. It speaks to the power of uniting behind a common purpose and journeying together to reach a shared goal.

As Africa’s largest bank, with a key focus on delivering world-class digital solutions on the continent, we are perfectly positioned to be your partner and guide as you take your next steps into the new African Economy. Click here to view trends that are driving Africa’s Digital economy.

Our experience and partnerships in the 20 markets in which we operate has made us the continental experts in trade finance, custody and cash management, by providing innovative solutions to make the most of the digital landscape in Africa.

As such, we participate in global forums to drive real progress across this continent we call home. We have a top-level delegation attending SIBOS (the Swift International Banking Operations Seminar) 2018 to engage on matters affecting our continent, our clients and industry. We have co-sponsored the event for over 10 years as part of our unwavering commitment to advancing banking in Africa.

SIBOS brings together influential leaders from financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners to connect on business and shape the future of the financial industry. The event is facilitated and organised by SWIFT (the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) for the SWIFT community.  Large multinational companies have sent delegations in recent years connecting with the financial services industry.

SIBOS is much more than a conference and exhibition. It is a unique forum to collaborate and take collective action in payments, securities, cash management and trade finance. 

Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Banking is a trusted partner to multinational companies and local and regional businesses, financial institutions, governments and parastatals. We offer the full spectrum of corporate and investment banking services to make progress real for our clients, who benefit from our ability to manage the opportunities, risks, regulations and market realities across our broad African footprint.

We are proud to be the go to bank for doing business in Africa. Our home-grown advantage is as an African banking specialist, with market-leading systems and technology supporting our cross-border capabilities in trade finance and cash management. With established teams and robust systems, our deep roots across the continent provide unparalleled access to Africa for global financial institutions.

Standard Bank's digital strategy focuses on leveraging innovative technology, driving Africa's growth by building the continent's digital economy. As Africa's largest Investor Services provider we are also committed to driving the development of African capital markets. As such, we are excited to be part of a pilot which has conclusively demonstrated the ability of Quartz Blockchain to support seamless information exchange between capital market participants. Click here to read more.

Deutsche Bank and Standard Bank of South Africa Signed a Memorandum of Understanding at SIBOS this year, to closely cooperate under the GSM-102 program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The US government program is designed to encourage the export of certain US agricultural goods to eligible emerging markets, especially African countries, with competitive credit terms. Click here to read more.

For more information on our transactional services click here

Standard Bank – a trusted partner for growth on this continent we call home.

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