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Case studies

Innovation in Africa

The Group continues to expand its network in Africa. We are introducing leading international Wholesale Banking products and innovative ways of making transactions in Consumer Banking.

Markets 13

People 6,045

Branches 151

ATMs 292

Female employees 48%

Enabling cross-border networking for SME clients

Trade corridors

Enabling cross-border networking for SME clients

Standard Chartered provided 150 of its African SME clients with a unique opportunity to build links with SMEs in China and beyond. The delegation travelled to Guangzhou and the World SME Expo in Hong Kong.

Providing valuable loan facilities to key corporate clients Photo: Karl Schoemaker

Trusted partner

Providing valuable loan facilities to key corporate clients

Standard Chartered was the sole mandated lead arranger on a $1 billion loan facility to South Africa’s leading global mining company. The transaction improved AngloGold Ashanti’s financial position at a time of scarce liquidity in the global financial markets and made an ongoing contribution to the economic development of all the countries where the company operates.

Committed to increasing access to financial services

Economic development

Committed to increasing access to financial services

Standard Chartered structured a $5 million loan for LAPO, the Nigerian microfinance institution. Our commitment to expand access to financial services helps microentrepreneurs like Ramat. She used profits from her hair salon and a loan from LAPO to buy fabric and expand her business into making and selling clothing. She has now secured her second loan of N15,000 ($130).

Continued growth in Standard Chartered’s largest African market

Growth markets

Continued growth in Standard Chartered’s largest African market

Standard Chartered Nigeria further deepened its corporate client base, winning sole banking mandates from British American Tobacco Nigeria and Guinness Nigeria PLC. The Bank has continued to increase its footprint in the market, opening six new branches, launching internet banking and increasing the number of ATMs to 25.

A new chapter for Vietnam’s banking industry

Customer focused

Standard Chartered attracts women savers

Building on the success of the Diva account for women, Standard Chartered has expanded this tailor-made solution with the launch of Diva Chamma in Kenya. The Diva Chamma account enables groups of women to save together in investment clubs.