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Standard Bank Group blogs have moved to This new portal also includes our newest blog called Living Africa, which celebrates the spirit of Africa.

Visit "" (that’s blogs with an “s”) to explore the new home of our blogs.

Blogs managed by our teams in Kenya, Nigeria and Namibia can still be found here:
- Kenya,
- Nigeria,
- Namibia,

Feel the Love this February

You knew it from the very first moment you laid eyes on her that she was the one. You fell in love, and we don't blame you - she's gorgeous. In fact, we're here to help you win her heart.

Feel the love with Standard Bank this February by getting the car of yore dears though Vehicle and Asset Finance at the incredible rate of Prime less 1.25%

Visit your nearest Standard Bank branch or call 081 9286 for more information

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Pioneer Account

The Pioneer Account is tailored specifically to students .The account gives you access to banking products and services while offering specific solutions that speak to your day to day needs.

What does it offer me?
For a single monthly management fee of N$5.50, for a fixed number of transactions and services you get;
• Free Prepaid Airtime purchase
• Free POS purchases (local & international)
• Free electricity purchase
• 10 free SBN ATM cash withdrawals (countrywide)
• Free cash deposits
• Free Debit card purchases, local and international

Standard Bank graduates thrive in workforce

Just a few months into the Standard Bank Graduate programme, the graduates who enrolled in the programme are excelling in leaps and bounds, promising to be valuable members of the bank upon completion of their training.

The graduates, namely Naky Naris, Naufiku, Hamunime, La’ Renique van der Ross, Ndatota Hangula and Jonas Tomanga, joined the bank for its new graduate training programme in March last year, after they successfully completed their studies at their respective universities.

EMV Migration

Due to an increase in fraudulent activity taking place on the Magnetic Strip debit cards, we have implemented the latest fraud prevention security featured on our cards - EMV Chip and PIN. The new chip and PIN card technology has been proven to be very effective in card fraud prevention. This is in line with the current global standards in the payments and banking industry.

Standard Bank opens new Ruacana Service Centre

Standard Bank proudly opened its Ruacana Service Centre today. This is in addition to existing new branches in Henties Bay and Mondesa this year.This proves once again that we are taking innovative banking services to the unbanked sector of our various regions.We see Ruacana as a growth cluster for tourism and enterprise activities.This is part of our ongoing Tuyende drive to move communities forward and by so doing our Chief Executive Vetumbuavi Mungunda expressed excitement of looking at opening new branches in Eenhana, Far North, Okongo, Karibib, Okakarara and Katutura.

Standard Bank launches its 3rd edition Super Cup

Standard Bank today announced its sponsorship of N$1 million at the launch event of the 2016 Standard Bank Super Cup Game, which will kick off at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura on 10 September 2016.

This year Tigers, the MTC Premier League Winner of 2015/16 season will be pitted against the preliminary match winners determined by a match played on the 13th of August 2016.

The actual match draw took place at the launch press conference and the following teams will be playing for the Super Cup : Tura Magic vs Black Africa and African Starts vs Mighty Gunners.

Marginalised San learners receive much needed assistance

“!Ganuka Standard Bank, Miwi! Eh! Standard Bank” were the echoes of gratitude from 150 San learners of Goieie Hoop Primary School in the Epukiro Constituency of the Omaheke Region when Standard Bank recently donated to each child a school uniform, shoes, a mattress, a pillow, bed sheet and a warm winter blanket to the tune of N$227 162.81. Thirty of the 150 learners who also benefited from this donation were from the Ovatue and Ovatjimba marginalised groups.

The dream to build decent homes – brick by brick

‘Namibia is our home, we drive her growth.’ For Standard Bank this growth not only speaks to Namibia’s economic progress, but also in addressing the developmental challenge of the country’s housing shortage through its flagship Corporate Social Investment (CSI).

Buy-A-Brick initiative launched by Namibia’s First Lady Monica Geingos and Chief Executive Vetumbuavi Mungunda on the 12th of October 2015.

Standard Bank launches sustainability report

On 6 June 2016 Standard Bank launched its 2015 Sustainability Report.

“The decision taken by the SBN Holdings Board of Directors to publish a sustainability report for stakeholders is based on the belief that our ongoing sustainability is directly linked to us being a valuable member of our communities and of broader society, now and in the future,” explained Vetumbuavi Mungunda, Chief Executive of Standard Bank, at the launch event.

Mungunda highlighted: “In a complex, perilous and uncertain world, sustainability reporting is playing a vital role in reframing the meaning of value.”

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