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We’re here for good

We’re proud to connect the world’s most dynamic markets to drive growth and prosperity

Who we are and what we do

We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in 53 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 64. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and 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.

Celebrating 170 years in the UK

We’ve built a bank like no other, connecting people and growth opportunities in the world’s most dynamic markets. Thank you to our clients, colleagues and partners for coming on this journey with us.

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Standard Chartered in the United Kingdom

Standard Chartered has a history of 170 years in the UK, having opened our UK office in 1853. Our headquarters are at 1 Basinghall Avenue, in the heart of the City of London, and both the Group CEO and Chairman are based here.

Standard Chartered is regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and is one of the UK’s largest banks. We are a FTSE100 company listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1969.

In addition to the many Group functions based in the UK, London serves as the headquarters for the Europe and the Americas business, focused on facilitating business for our clients across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

It is a hub for our Corporate, Commerical and Institutional Banking business, and hosts a significant Private Banking business for the region.

Standard Chartered has been the main sponsor of Liverpool Football Club since July 2010.

Your partner to access rapidly growing markets

Torry Berntsen on how the diversity of our people, cultures and networks helps clients to grow internationally.

Standard Chartered in Europe and the Americas

We take pride in our ability to bridge the physical distance between our clients in the Region, who are looking to expand into our Emerging Markets network, and vice versa.

The Europe and the Americas business is a centre of expertise for the Bank’s major product offerings, allowing us to provide a wide range of services, platforms and capabilities to meet the growing needs of our clients.

As one of the Bank’s fastest-growing client regional franchises, our business in Europe and the Americas is pivotal to delivering the strategic aspirations of the Bank.

We opened our UK office in 1853 and these London headquarters are the main centre in Europe for Corporate and Institutional Banking client coverage. It is also a Booking Centre for our Private Banking, Priority Banking (led from Jersey) and Retail Banking services in the Falklands.

Our EU hub, Standard Chartered Bank AG, which is located in Frankfurt, strengthens our presence across Europe and enables us to better serve our strategic and evolving European client base.

Standard Chartered is also present in multiple locations across North and South America, with our Americas headquarters located in New York. Our Americas franchise, through our Corporate and Institutional Banking business, is committed to providing financial products and services to multi-national corporations, financial institutions and development organisations.

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Inclusive communities

We promote economic inclusion in our markets, delivering community programmes aimed at tackling inequality. We work with communities to promote social and economic development.

Our leaders based in the UK

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Torry Berntsen 

Executive Vice-Chairman
CIB Europe, Americas, the Middle East & Africa

Torry Berntsen is Executive Vice-Chairman, CIB Europe, Americas, the Middle East & Africa, supporting strategic direction, governance oversight, and guidance to the Bank’s operations across the footprint. He also plays a significant role in maintaining key client relationships and developing critical connections with government officials and regulators. In addition, he serves as Chairperson for the Supervisory Board of Standard Chartered Bank AG which is headquartered in Frankfurt; a member of the Management Board of Directors for Standard Chartered GBS Poland; and, also on the Board of Directors of Zodia Custody Ltd and Zodia Markets Holdings Ltd.

Saif Malik

CEO, UK and Regional Head, Client Coverage, UK & Türkiye

Saif is CEO, UK and Regional Head, Client Coverage, UK & Türkiye. Based in London, he leads both the UK franchise and Corporate & Institutional client relationships in the UK and Türkiye. Prior to this role, he held various leadership roles across Asia and Africa including as Global Head of our multinational corporate business (Global Subsidiaries) and Co-Head of Global Banking for Africa & Middle East.

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Grant Parkinson

Head, CPBB, Europe

Grant is the Head of Consumer, Private and Business Banking (CPBB) for Europe, based in London. Grant’s career in financial services spans over 25 years, having held senior leadership positions including Chief Operating Officer at national and international wealth providers. He has a breadth of experience and knowledge in wealth management, project management and delivering business strategies to grow a company.