Standard Bank has been in Namibia since 1915, the first commercial bank to open its branch in Luderitz on 19 August 1915. In 2005 Standard Bank therefore celebrated 90 years of banking and looked back at a rich and diverse history in Namibia. Some of the highlights of the past years include:
- having the widest-ranging branch network;
- offering the most ATMs and highest availability
- employing the first Namibian as managing director;
- winning the "Namibia Best Bank" award in Euromoney’s Awards for Excellence 2006 for the third year in a row.
- Winning "The Banker’s" Bank of the year award 2006
- being part of the Standard Bank Group that has been named the "Best Cash Management Bank in Africa" by Global Finance magazine. In an exclusive survey published in the magazine’s March 2006 issue, the bank has also been selected as the "Best Bank for Payments and Collection in Africa" for the second consecutive year. Furthermore, the bank was awarded the "Best CLS (continuous linked settlement) Bank Offering" award
From humble beginnings of three branches a fully fledged bank emerged. Today we have 22 branches, 17 service centres and 115 ATMs throughout Namibia.