Take a look at our frequently asked questions
Got a question about how we’re organised, applying to work for us, or looking for financial or shareholder information? View our commonly asked questions.
Where can I get the latest corporate news and financial reports?
How many people do you employ?
Visit Standard Chartered at a glance for more information on global employee numbers and more.
Where can I get shareholder information?
You can find all the information you need on our dedicated shareholder page.
How do you run your business?
Where are you based?
Our footprint stretches across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and our reach is truly global. To find out if we operate in your country, just visit our locations page. You can also find more information on individual branches by visiting our local website in your country.
How do I find out more about Standard Chartered?
Do you offer Islamic banking services?
Yes. We offer a full suite of Shariah-compliant banking services and we pride ourselves on our partnerships with leading Islamic theologians and experts. To find out more, please visit the Islamic Banking section of our website.
What is your approach to sustainability?
We’re committed to promoting social and economic development in our markets through our core business of banking. We focus on three priorities: contributing to sustainable economic growth, being a responsible company and investing in communities. View our Sustainability homepage for further details.
How do I submit my CV / resume?
You can submit your CV to apply for a specific role, or search for a role. You can search by department and/or location. If you find a role you’d like to apply for, just follow the step-by-step application process.
What format should I submit my CV / resume in?
The preferred file format for submitting your CV / resume and cover letter is .doc or .rtf, with a maximum file size of 200KB.
How do I apply for a position?
To apply for a job with Standard Chartered, you need to register on our Careers site. Head to the page, select the role you’re interested in, click Apply Now and then select Register Now.
After I submit my application will I receive a response?
Once we receive your application, we’ll review your details to see if your skills and experience are a good fit for the role you have applied for. If so, a member of our Talent Acquisition team will get in touch to discuss next steps. You can read more information about our hiring process here. If your application is unsuccessful we will keep your details on file in case other suitable opportunities arise.
Why do I need to register on the Standard Chartered Careers site?
There are many benefits to registering on our Careers site. You can apply for roles, save and view your applications, set up and save job searches, and upload and save attachments such as your CV/resume and a cover letter.
How do I register to apply for a role?
Go to Careers application site, select the role you’re interested in applying for, click Apply Now and then select Register Now.
Can I search for similar jobs next time I visit the Careers site?
The best way to search for similar jobs each time you visit is to register on our Careers site. In doing so you will be able to set up and save job searches, upload and save attachments such as your CV / resume and a cover letter, and apply for roles that interest you.
What will happen after I apply for a role?
Once we receive your application, we will review your details to see if your skills and experience are a good fit for the role you have applied for. If so, a member of our Talent Acquisition team will get in touch to discuss next steps. You can read more information about our hiring process here. If your application is unsuccessful we will keep your details on file in case other suitable opportunities arise.
How often are new roles posted on your Careers site?
New roles are posted on our Careers site as they become available. Please check back regularly to find roles that suit your skills and experience.
What graduate programmes do you have and how do I apply?
For all our graduate opportunities and information, please visit our dedicated graduate site where you can also find frequently asked questions on our graduate programmes, entry requirements, application details and much more.
How do I apply for an internship?
To apply for an internship, please visit our graduate site.
I have forgotten my username and / or password.
If you’ve forgotten your username and/or password, just click on Forgotten Password on the registration page. This will take you to the Login Help section where you will be able to obtain a new password or find your username.
I have been locked out of my account. What should I do?
For security reasons, if you have three unsuccessful login attempts in any one session, our system will lock you out. If this happens, please wait a few hours then try again.
If you were locked out of your account because you forgot your username and / or password click on the Forgotten Password link on the registration page. This will take you to the Login Help section where you will be able to set a new password or find your username.
I had a problem completing the online assessment. What should I do?
You should be able to return to your assessment by clicking on the link in your original email invitation. Alternatively, you can copy and paste the URL from the email into your web browser.
If you still can’t return to complete the online assessment, please contact us sharing the exact details of the problem, including any error messages, so that we can help you to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
Who should I contact if I need technical support?
If you need technical support, please visit our contact us page and give us specific details of the issue so that we can help you as quickly as possible.
When are dividends paid?
We usually pay our dividends in May and October. Details of the exact dates each year are sent to shareholders nearer the time and posted on our shareholder information page.
What currencies do you use to pay cash dividends?
We offer a choice of pound sterling, Hong Kong dollars or US dollars. If you’re on the Hong Kong register, the default currency is Hong Kong dollars.
Why don’t you offer dividend payments in euros?
We regularly review our dividend policy and believe that the currencies we currently use to pay cash dividends are the ones that best suit the needs of our shareholders.
Can my dividends be paid directly into my bank account?
Yes. But the dividend currency has to match the country where the payee account is registered.
Do you offer a scrip or share dividend as well as a cash dividend?
To date, we have offered a share dividend as an alternative to a cash dividend. Details of recent cash and share dividend offers can be found on the dividend information page.
How do you calculate the price of a new share under the share dividend offer?
We calculate it by taking the average of our closing share prices on the London Stock Exchange for the five dealing days from when the company’s shares were first quoted ex-dividend. The average share price is then converted from pound sterling into US dollars using the exchange rate quoted by Standard Chartered on the fifth dealing day.
Using this calculation period means we can tell you in your election form both the offer price of the new shares as well as the number of new shares you’ll be entitled to receive instead of the cash dividend.
How does the share dividend facility work?
As a shareholder, you can elect to receive new shares instead of cash dividends. Full details of cash and share dividend arrangements, together with the necessary election forms, are sent out well in advance of the final and interim payment dates.
What do I do if I have not received my dividend document and election form?
Please contact our registrars. See the question ‘Who is Standard Chartered’s registrar?’ for details of your nearest registrar.
Can overseas shareholders elect to take the share dividend?
Generally speaking yes, providing our invitation to take the share dividend option is compatible with where you live, without us having to meet any legal or registration requirements.
Fewer companies are offering share dividends. Why do you continue to offer this option?
We regularly review our dividend policy and at the moment we still think it’s appropriate to offer shareholders share dividends as an alternative to cash dividends.
Can I receive my dividend circular in another format?
Yes, an audio version is available on CD. If you want an audio version, please contact our registrars with your full name and postal address. See the question ‘Who is Standard Chartered’s registrar?’ for details of your nearest registrar.
If I have any queries about the dividend arrangements or completing the forms, how can I contact your registrars?
Standard Chartered’s registrars are Computershare Investor Services PLC. See the question ‘Who is Standard Chartered’s registrar?’ for details of how to contact them.
Does Standard Chartered have a dividend reinvestment plan?
We don’t have a dividend reinvestment plan, however we do offer a scrip dividend which is a share dividend alternative to a dividend reinvestment plan. Details of recent cash and share dividend offers can be found on the dividend information page.
When and where was Standard Chartered incorporated?
Standard Chartered Bank was incorporated in 1853, and Standard Chartered PLC was incorporated in 1969, both in the UK. You can find out more by heading to the History section of our website.
Where do I find out about Standard Chartered’s credit rating?
Visit our Credit Ratings and Debt page for all the information you need on our Group credit ratings.
Who are Standard Chartered PLC’s independent accountants?
We work with KPMG Audit PLC for all our accounting needs.
What is Standard Chartered’s Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio?
Where can I find details of Standard Chartered’s debt securities in issue?
You can find details of our debt securities in issue in the Investor Relations section of our website.
When is the close period for Standard Chartered PLC?
We have two close periods each year, when we do not host meetings with investors or analysts. One is from 1 January until the announcement of our full year results (usually in February or March). The other is from 1 July until the announcement of interim results (usually in August). We also have brief close periods just before releasing our quarterly interim management statements in April and November.
What is Standard Chartered’s fiscal year?
Our fiscal reporting calendar runs from 1 January to 31 December.