About Us

Standard Chartered - leading the way in Asia, Africa and the Middle East

We are a leading international banking group, with around 84,000 employees and a 160-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, where we earn around 90 per cent of our income and profits. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.

Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

In China, the Bank set up its first branch in Shanghai in 1858 and has remained in operation throughout the past 158 years. Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited is one of the first foreign banks to locally incorporate in China in April 2007. This demonstrates the Bank’s commitment to the China market, and its leading position as a foreign bank in the banking industry. Standard Chartered has one of the largest foreign bank networks in China – with more than 100 outlets across about 30 cities.

Standard Chartered China has been laurelled with a number of awards in 2016, honoring its achievements and endeavors in different areas including Bank Card Innovation Award, Best CSR Award (SiB), Award for Responsible Operations, Best Loan Syndications Performance and Best Syndicated Loan by China Banking Association, Financial Innovation Award (RQDII Custodian Service) by Shanghai Municipal Government, SME Innovation Award by Shanghai Finance Society, CSR Award (SiB) by British and American Chamber of Commerce, MNC/Large Corporate Bank for Treasury and Working Capital Management, Best Liquidity Management Bank by The Asset, Best Bank for small business lending, Best Supply Chain Finance Provider, Best RMB Service, Best FX and Interest Rate Hedging by Global Finance, Product Innovation in the Interbank Market Award by China Business News, Best Bank of SME Service and Best Corporate Citizenship Award by 21st Century Business Herald, Best Global Cash Management Award, Best Supply Chain Finance Award and Best e-Banking Award by CFO World, Best Supply Chain Finance by Trade Finance, Best Foreign Private Wealth Management Business by Asian Banker, Best Bank for Wealth Management Equity Product by Security Times, Best Foreign Bank by the Economic Observer and Outstanding Foreign Bank Award by Jrj.com.

Our Global Presence

We've operated in some of the world's fastest-growing markets for more than 150 years. We aim to lead the way in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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Here for good

Here for good is the essence of who we are. It's about sticking by our clients and customers through good times and bad, and always trying to do the right thing.

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