- Monday :08:00-16:30
- Tuesday :08:00-16:30
- Wednesday :08:00-16:30
- Thursday :08:00-16:30
- Friday :08:00-16:30
- Saturday :Closed
- Sunday :Closed
Standard Chartered – leading the way in Ghana
Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited is a market – leading financial services brand in Ghana, listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange.
It has operated for 118 years in the country and is currently the highest priced stock on the exchange.
The Bank’s focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers have driven its consistent growth in recent years.
With a current network of 27 branches and 56 ATMs across Ghana, Standard Chartered offers exciting product propositions for customers and clients as well as career opportunities for more than 1,000 staff in Ghana.
It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term in Ghana and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity.
The Bank’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, ‘Here for good’.
Review of Operations
Corporate & Institutional Banking
- Standard Chartered Bank offers its corporate and institutional clients comprehensive banking solutions with particular emphasis on relationship banking.
- Corporate clients benefit from a full range of flexible financial propositions that address individual needs.
- Clients can access traditional as well as structured products in the areas of lending, trade finance, cash management and treasury. Customers also have access to cross-border payments, treasury services, transaction banking and custodial services – all supported by electronic funds transfer and cash management systems.
- Corporate & Institutional Banking provides innovative solutions to address the needs of valued customers. An extensive knowledge of international markets combined with a deep local insight puts the Bank in a unique position to provide quality advice and information on currencies, interest rates and risk management. The Bank has always been at the forefront of creative product offerings. Products offered include foreign exchange forwards and spots, high-yield deposits and foreign currency options. The Bank is an authorized Foreign Exchange Dealer of the Central Bank.
Points of Interest-Awards in the Last 5 Years
- Euro money Best Bank Award for 2003
- Ashanti Financial Services Award – 2003
- Gold – Overall Best Bank
- Gold – Export Finance
- Gold – Constructive Finance
- Bronze – Industrial Finance
- Ghana Banking Awards 2003
- Best Bank Product Innovation
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Ghana Banking Awards 2006
- Best Bank – Trade Finance
- Best Bank – Financial Performance
- The Bank Awards 2004
- Bank of the Year
- Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana Awards 2006
- Bank of the Year
- Chartered Institute of Ghana Marketing Awards 2006
- Bank of the Year
- Euro money Excellence Awards 2007
- Best Bank Ghana
Standard Chartered Bank was formed in 1969 through the merger of two separate banks, the Standard Bank of British South Africa and the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China.
These banks had capitalized on the expansion of trade between Europe, Asia and Africa.
The Chartered Bank
The Chartered Bank was founded by James Wilson following the grant of a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1853.
The bank opened in Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata and Shanghai in 1858, followed by Hong Kong and Singapore in 1859.
The traditional trade was in cotton from Mumbai, indigo and tea from Kolkata, rice from Burma, sugar from Java, tobacco from Sumatra, hemp from Manila and silk from Yokohama.
The bank played a major role in the development of trade with the East following the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 and the extension of the telegraph to China in 1871.
In 1957 Chartered Bank bought the Eastern Bank, together with the Ionian Bank’s Cyprus Branches and established a presence in the Gulf.
The Standard Bank
The Standard Bank was founded in London in 1862 by John Paterson from the Cape Colony in South Africa, and started business in Port Elizabeth in the following year.
The bank was prominent in financing the development of the diamond fields of Kimberley from the 1870s. It later extended its network further north to the new town of Johannesburg when gold was discovered there in 1886.
The bank expanded in Southern, Central and Eastern Africa and had 600 offices by 1953.