Standard Chartered BankWho we are?
HistoryThe Standard Chartered Group was formed in 1969 through a friendly merger of two banks: The Standard Bank of British South Africa founded in 1863 and the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, founded in 1853.
the early 1990s, Standard Chartered has focused on developing its strong franchises in Asia, the Middle East and Africa using its operations in the United Kingdom and the Americas to provide customers with a bridge between these markets. Secondly, it has focused on consumer, corporate and institutional banking and on the provision of treasury services - areas in which the Group has particular strength and expertise. In Latin America, the bank has representative offices in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru, and also covers other Latin American markets where we do not have offices.
At Standard Chartered, success is built on teamwork, partnership and the diversity of its people. At the heart of the bank’s values lie diversity and inclusion. They are a fundamental part of its culture, and constitute a long-term priority in the bank’s aim to become the world's best international bank.
Standard Chartered is now present in over 76 countries and employs 75,000 people, representing 115 nationalities. The bank believes this diversity helps to fuel creativity and innovation, supporting the development of exciting new products and services for its customers worldwide.
Leading by example to be the right partner for its stakeholders, the Group is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity.