Standard Bank wins Africa awards at SIBOS 2017

Oct 23, 2017

Johannesburg, 23 October 2017: Standard Bank Group has scooped 38 awards for its work across Africa, from Global Finance, EMEA Finance, GTR, Global Investor and The Banker at the annual SIBOS conference, hosted in Toronto. 

“We are pleased to have received these awards from a number of prestigious publications,” said Hasan Khan, Group Head of Transactional Products and Services for Standard Bank. “These awards serve as recognition of our Africa-focused strategy, and bear testament to our role in driving Africa’s growth.” 

In all, Global Finance Magazine awarded Standard Bank 17 accolades across several categories for 2017, including: 
 - Best bank in Africa 
 - Best bank in Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia and South Africa  
 - Best overall bank for cash management in Africa 
 - Best treasury and cash management provider in Angola and Kenya 
 - Best trade finance provider in Africa 
 - Best trade finance provider in Angola, Kenya and South Africa  
 - Best securities lender in Africa 
 - Best sub-custodian bank in Africa 
 - Best sub-custodian bank in Mozambique and Namibia 

“Domestically dominant and Internationally unique” is a key theme for us, wherein we harness our network, which links into the main financial centres of the world, and combines our transactional banking expertise on the ground, to deliver client centric solutions in our chosen markets, across Africa,” said Mr Khan.

EMEA Finance awarded Standard Bank its Best Cash Management Services in Africa, Best Trade Finance Services in Africa, and Best Transactional Bank for Financial Institutions in Africa awards for 2017. 

Global Investor Survey 2017, on the other hand, named Standard Bank the Overall Winner in sub-Saharan Africa as well as the individual winner in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, Global Trade Review selected Standard Bank as the winner of its Best Trade Finance Bank Award in Southern and Eastern Africa, South Africa and Uganda for 2017. 

Standard Bank was also recently named Transaction Bank of the Year for Africa 2017 by The Banker. 

As the largest lender by assets in Africa, Standard Bank remains resolute on its Africa strategy and will continue to play a leading role in facilitating trade and capital flows in multiple currencies between African countries themselves, as well as between Africa and prominent international trade corridors.
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