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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,

Giving Medic RUSH a much needed helping hand

Standard Bank once again threw its full weight behind the Hochland Roundtable 154 Medic RUSH (Rural Upliftment and Social Healthcare) project today, announcing its sponsorship of a whopping N$100 000.

The funds are geared towards promoting the much needed healthcare to underprivileged communities in remote parts of the country. The voluntary medical professionals will start with the Medic RUSH initiative from the 30th April until the 4th of May this year in the Oshikoto Region.

Standard Bank signs Banking Agreement with NamPost

On 18 April 2017, Standard Bank signed a sponsoring banking relationship agreement with Namibia Post Limited (NamPost) at a press conference in Windhoek.

The latest agreement will enable NamPost and its clients with access to the National Payment System which enables NamPost clients to do SWIFT transactions, Electronic Funds Transfer, card services and access to Point of Sale (POS) devices, as well as the ability to make payments and run collections through the clearing house.

Swipe and Win

From now until 30 June, your Standard Bank card does more than just pay the cashier—it could be winning you the money you need for your next upgrade, makeover, or adventure!

It’s time to Swipe and Win! Enter by swiping for 500 Namibian Dollars or more on your Standard Bank card. The more you swipe, the more you stand to win two thousand dollars every week and the grand prize of ten thousand Namibian Dollars.

 Every N$500 gives you an entry into the draw
 So if you swipe N$1000 you get 2 entries into the draw

Standard Bank releases satisfactory 2016 Annual Results

The Standard Bank Namibia (SBN) Holdings group profit after tax increased by 3% in 2016 to N$540 million.

Loans and advances increased by 12%. The group’s return on equity decreased to 19.5% from 23.56%. The group experienced a negative JAWS ratio of 2%, partly due to significant investments in staff. This is also reflected in the cost-to-income ratio which increased from 58.34% to 59.53%.

Budding economist Hamunime excels in banking sector

Budding Economist Naufiku Hamunime joined the blue bank a mere six months ago in October 2016 through the bank’s innovative graduate programme. However in that short space of time young Hamunime has begun her steady incline in the banking institution, owing to the bank’s focus on career development, as well as her exceptional hard work and commendable work ethic.

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.

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