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Bank and Invest Internationally

Whether you want to open an international bank account, borrow to sort out something now, or invest and save to leave a legacy later, we can help you make it happen. Take your finances international and become a global citizen today.

Why open an international bank account with us

A proud legacy

Clients around the world have trusted Standard Bank for more than 155 years

Modern banking

Bank anywhere, anytime with our world-class digital banking solutions

Peace of mind

We comply with and uphold the highest local and global banking standards

Full service

Handle all your day-to-day banking, savings, investments, loans and forex
Bank accounts

Comprehensive, international day-to-day banking in major foreign currencies from the comfort of your home.

Savings accounts

Flexible, secure and simple savings in major foreign currencies.

Personal loans

Access simple, conversion-free, major foreign currency international lending solutions on variable terms.

Investment solutions

Build an international investment portfolio of actively-managed international investment solutions.

Structured products

Access uncomplicated, ready-made solutions and tap into the growth potential of expanding markets.

Fiduciary services

Join other African-connected and UK-resident families who entrust us with helping to create, grow, protect and pass on their wealth.

How to report unethical behaviour

If you suspect theft, fraud, or corruption by any of our employees, customers, or suppliers. Report it immediately to our independent whistleblowing line.

What you need to know

Keep these important details handy for a seamless international banking journey

Getting started

The first step to activating your International account is to transfer the minimum deposit into your account

How to activate your international account
How to activate your international account
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Resolve your international banking queries
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Resolve your international banking queries