Ghana is Africa’s second biggest miner of gold (after South Africa) and the world’s second largest producer of cocoa. It has a well-developed services sector and continues to enjoy robust growth in commercial and residential property.
Ghana at a glance

Ghana’s growth has slowed due to a depreciating currency, rising inflation and interest rates, a sustained energy crisis and the decline in oil and commodity prices. However, the economy is showing steady signs of recovery, driven by the service sectors, industry and agriculture, along with higher production of oil and gas and greater infrastructure investments.

Ghana serves as an economic and political hub in the region due to its stability and active role on the continent. With strong foreign direct investment flows as well as a focus on using the proceeds of its growth to reduce poverty, develop infrastructure and support its aspiration to become a middle-income country, Ghana still presents excellent opportunities for business and investors.

Quick view:

  • Population: 26 700 000
  • Nominal GDP: USD39.8 billion
  • Real GDP growth: 5.2%
  • Consumer inflation: 16.0%

* 2015 forecast

Sector expertise in Ghana

Standard Bank has specific sector expertise in industries relevant to Africa, with strong value propositions in the mining and metals, oil and gas, power and infrastructure, telecommunications and media, consumer, and financial institutions sectors.

In Ghana, we are a leading provider of commodity-related financial services. We service the needs of clients in Ghana's fast-growing oil and gas, metals and mining (especially gold), and real estate sectors. We are also active in agribusiness (especially cocoa and timber) and telecommunications, retail, and power and infrastructure.

Read more about Standard Bank Group’s sector specialism.

Products and services in Ghana

The Corporate and Investment Banking division provides a broad range of solutions to local and multinational corporate and institutional clients including parastatals, governments and international organisations. Our services include project financing, loan structuring, trade financing, foreign exchange and treasury services, custodial services, investment banking, assets management and a brokerage service.

We are proud to be providing banking innovations in the local market to meet the increasingly sophisticated need of our local and international clients. We are the best partners to help your business mitigate political, foreign exchange, credit and country risk.

We provide a range of products and services, including: 

  • Transactional services
    • Cash management
    • International trade services
    • Online banking
  • Debt and equity finance
    • Term lending
    • Syndicated lending /distribution
    • Structured trade and commodity finance
    • Project finance
  • Trading and risk management
    • Foreign exchange
  • Stanbic Investment Management Services
    • Stanbic Income Fund
    • Pensions/Provident Fund Management
    • Stock brokerage

Dedicated client relationship managers provide a single point of entry into the group's full financial services competencies.

Read more about corporate and investment banking solutions for your business.

  • Share
  • Email
Contact us

Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited

Plot No 215
South Liberation Link
Airport City

 +233 302 687 670 – 8


Bringing you the latest insights from the Standard Bank Group


Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter
giving you our latest insights