about us We're Here for good

As a leading international bank, we strive to help people and businesses prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO Driving commerce and prosperity

We offer banking services that help people and companies to succeed, creating wealth and growth across our markets. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise – Here for good.

With more than 86,000 employees in more than 60 markets, we have over a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic regions. We're listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

Using our unique diversity

We make the most of our deep roots in rapidly developing Asian, African and Middle Eastern local markets to seek out opportunities at every turn. Placing a particular focus on supporting customers who trade, operate or invest across our footprint.

What sets us apart is our diversity – of people, cultures and networks. We use this to give you the best possible customer experience, whether you’re an individual looking for easy, fast and convenient banking services, or a multinational corporation with highly complex financing needs.

Supporting good growth

As the economies in our core markets grow, so does the need for sophisticated financial services. We believe it’s crucial to help our customers adhere to global standards of conduct and compliance. Wherever we operate, we aim to support sustainable economic and social development. We do this through our core business of banking, ensuring a strong conduct framework, investing in our people and working with local partners to deliver community programmes.

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Promoting an inclusive culture

We’re committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture – one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

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OUR GLOBAL NETWORK We operate in more than 60 markets

Our bank at a glance


We employ more than 86,000 people around the world


Our colleagues come from 125 different countries


More than 150 years in business


1,026 branches worldwide


We operate in more than 60 markets globally

Best Consumer Digital Bank

Global Finance 2017


Among the top 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange


We’re listed on two of Asia’s largest stock exchanges

SPONSORSHIP Our Liverpool Football Club and marathon sponsorships

We strive to give something back to the communities in which we operate. One of the ways we do this is by sponsoring properties and events.

Liverpool FC players celebrate a goal

Main club sponsor since 2010

We’re proud to have our name featured on Liverpool FC’s world-famous red shirts, but our partnership runs much deeper than that.

Standard Chartered Great City Race London

Our marathons and races

We sponsor nine races – eight of which are marathons – spanning four continents, giving thousands of people the opportunity to go the distance for the causes they believe in.

OUR HISTORY Over 150 years of experience and counting

Ever since our doors first opened in Mumbai, Kolkata and Shanghai in 1853, we’ve been building on our origins as a trade bank. Back in the mid-nineteenth century, simple commodities such as cotton, tea, rice and sugar formed the bulk of global trade. Today, we support vast international trading networks across a huge range of commodities, markets and specialisms.

An historic network

At our heart we’re still the highly ambitious and network-driven trading bank we set out to be all those years ago.

Since we became Standard Chartered after the merger of Standard Bank and Chartered Bank in 1969, we now possess a distinctive network that stretches across core emerging markets in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and beyond. Helping millions of people and businesses achieve their financial aspirations.

Quick glance at our history Standard Chartered Bank was formed in 1969

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INSIGHTS Discover more about our world

The eight elements of girl power

Our new report reveals what it will take to give underprivileged girls a brighter future

Explore our world | 7 Mar 2018

Renminbi tracker: How global is the renminbi?

Our Renminbi Globalisation Index has tracked the internationalisation of China’s currency since 2011

Trade beyond borders | 7 Mar 2018

Roger’s story: they laughed when I joined a bank

An engineer turned banker, Roger wants to raise the bar in one of the world’s most hazardous industries

Explore our world | 14 Feb 2018

My fintech story: I want to transform financial services

Millennials are starting all the fintechs, right? Not quite. Aged 50, ex-broker Ned Philips is bucking the trend after spotting…

Navigate the future | 18 Oct 2017

The chance for banks to show their worth

Being a bank that’s a force for good is just as important as being one that fosters economic growth and…

Explore our world | 6 Sep 2017

Designing a digital bank

Can banks continue to provide personalised service in an increasingly digital world?

Navigate the future | 31 Aug 2017

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