Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc was established in 1906 with the first branch opened in Kalomo District (Southern Province).
Today, 110 years later, Standard Chartered Bank is one of the leading Banks in Zambia, with an excellent franchise. It has a total of 25 outlets spread across the country, 47 Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) - of which 4 are Electronic Banking Centres - and over 700 employees. The Bank has a presence in 6 of Zambia’s 10 provinces with branches in the Copperbelt, Lusaka, Northern, North Western, Southern and Western provinces.
Standard Chartered is the only international bank in Zambia listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LUSE) has been ranked the most profitable bank in the country for the last three consecutive years.
Over the past decade, Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Plc has pursued a clear strategy of focused organic growth while aiming to be a market leader in providing innovative products and services to its customers. The bank is in a unique position able to leverage its deep-rooted local knowledge, its international network and expertise for the benefit of Zambian corporates, individual depositors and multi-nationals.
Milestones and Achievements
- First Bank to launch Digital Branches in Zambia.
- First bank to launch a Visa Platinum card in Zambia.
- First and is still the only bank with Sunday and night banking.
- First bank to extend banking hours with all branches now closing at 05:00 pm.
- First bank to introduce Priority Banking facilities in Zambia for its more affluent customers.
- First Bank to introduce Employee Banking for staff of corporate clients.
- First to launch the Visa Infinite Debit Card in 2010 for high net worth customers. This is the highest ranked card offered by Visa globally.
- First to introduce a service exclusively for women – the Diva Account.This account empowers women by giving them the opportunity to network with each other and to enjoy minimum charges on accounts.
- First to launch a Platinum Business card for corporate customers.
- Partnered with PWC to run training sessions for SME customers