Standard Bank named Most Innovative Bank in Africa by EMEA Magazine

17 Oct 2019

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets, has been recognised for its work across the continent scooping a host of awards from EMEA Finance Magazine, including Most Innovative Bank Pan Africa.


Standard Bank has been on a journey to develop its digital capabilities and build new channels and platforms for customers to access solutions.

Acknowledging the accolades, Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive for Africa Regions at Standard Bank said: “We are pleased to have received these awards which serve as recognition of our Africa-focused strategy, and bear testament to our commitment to digital innovation for our customers.”


In all, EMEA Finance Magazine awarded Standard Bank 19 accolades, across several award categories for 2019, including:


Pan-Africa Most innovative bank: Standard Bank

Angola Best investment bank: Standard Bank de Angola

Botswana Best bank: Stanbic Bank Botswana

Ghana Best local investment bank: Stanbic Bank Ghana

Ghana Best foreign bank : Stanbic Bank Ghana

Ghana Best foreign investment bank: Standard Bank

Ghana Best bond house: Stanbic Bank Ghana

Kenya Best investment bank: Stanbic Bank Kenya

Mozambique Best investment bank: Standard Bank Mozambique

Namibia Best investment bank: Standard Bank Namibia

Nigeria Best foreign investment bank: Stanbic IBTC Capital

Nigeria Best broker: Stanbic IBTC Capital

Nigeria Best debt house: Stanbic IBTC Capital

Nigeria Best equity house: Stanbic IBTC Capital

Nigeria Best loan house: Stanbic IBTC Capital

South Africa Best local bank: Standard Bank

Uganda Best bank: Stanbic Bank Uganda

Uganda Best investment bank: Stanbic Bank Uganda

Zambia Best bank: Stanbic Bank Zambia


“We have made excellent gains in digital progress and are passionate about growing and developing skills and talent for the future. We know digital competition is fierce and we believe that delivering exceptional customer experience and superior value is the way to win the hearts and minds of our customers,” said Ms. David-Borha


Standard Bank remains resolute on its Africa strategy and will continue to play a leading role in facilitating trade and capital flows in multiple currencies between African countries themselves, as well as between Africa and prominent international trade corridors.