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Trade 14 August 2019

SIBOS 2019

23-26 September 2019 – London

 For millennia, the people of Africa have been guided by a proverb “An old story does not open the ear as a new one does.” It speaks to the power of new challenges, new beginnings and the adaption to an ever-changing world.

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 and evolving African 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 shifting 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) 2019 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.

"The creation of the world's largest free trade area, AfCFTA, combining a population of 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of USD 3 trillion will be a catalyst to accelerating the growth of intra-Africa trade." says Vinod Madhavan, Head of Trade at Standard Bank Group. Find out more here.

As part of its strategic focus on digital solutions, Standard Bank is working on digitizing its investor services operations to improve operational efficiencies and provide clients with enhanced reporting and analytics on their custody portfolio. Standard Bank is working with TCS BaNCS Digital and End User Reporting in this journey. Read more about this partnership here.

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets, has received a number of industry awards from Global Finance. Read more on the this article.

Read more on our transactional products and services.

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