Our business

Standard Bank Group’s roots in Lesotho date back to 1995 when it acquired Barclays Bank Plc. In 1999, Standard Bank Lesotho Limited acquired a 70% shareholding in Lesotho Bank Limited with the balance of the shareholding retained by the Government of Lesotho and Stanlib Lesotho.

In July 2006, the two banks merged to form Standard Lesotho Bank Limited. The Lesotho Government and Stanlib Lesotho still jointly hold 20% of the shares in the bank while Standard Bank Group has a controlling 80% share.

Standard Lesotho Bank Limited is the largest local bank by assets and market share. We provide a range of solutions in the personal and business banking, and corporate and investment banking space, and operate in all ten districts of Lesotho.

Read more about Lesotho and our corporate and investment banking offering.

Read more about corporate and investment banking solutions for your business.

For more information on Standard Bank Corporate & Investment banking visit http://corporateandinvestment.standardbank.com/CIB/.

Sectors

Standard Lesotho Bank supports clients in strategically important sectors for the Lesotho economy. These include the manufacturing sector which focused on textiles as the biggest attractor of foreign direct investment and mining which is dominated by diamond mining.

We also support clients in financial services, construction, telecommunications, utilities, retail and international development groups such as UN and EU agencies. Our sector specialists provide insights into the conditions and challenges faced on-the-ground by our clients. We develop working solutions by understanding all players in the sector value chain, and coordinate and execute our clients’ financing and banking requirements within and across continents.

Read more about Standard Bank Group’s sector specialism.

Standard Bank group

Standard Bank is a leading African financial services group with universal banking capabilities. We operate in 20 countries in Africa, including South Africa, as well as in other key markets globally. We know Africa. As a connected, real economy bank, our insight and experience enables us to unlock opportunities and mitigate risk for our broad range of clients. Our differentiator is our long-term commitment to Africa, our home, underpinned by a heritage of more than 150 years on the continent.

For more information on Standard Bank Corporate & Investment banking visit http://corporateandinvestment.standardbank.com/CIB/

 

Latest News

Introducing Free POS Transactions

We are moving forward in making banking more affordable and adding value to your banking. In our ongoing initiatives to give you better service and reduce the cost of banking, we are proud to inform you that we have now introduced FREE Point of Sale (POS) transactions for all our customers who are on Bundled Pricing.

Standard Lesotho Bank launches Smart App and Real Time Cash Depositors

As part of the journey towards digital transformation for the bank, Standard Lesotho Bank has launched two digital capabilities to ease transactability across its channels. The first product, which is the Smart App, is a new application that will enable customers to make transactions across all their accounts from a single dashboard. With the Smart App, customers will be able to link all their accounts from the

Standard Lesotho Bank launches Smart App and Real Time Cash Depositors

As part of the journey towards digital transformation for the bank, Standard Lesotho Bank has launched two digital capabilities to ease transactability across its channels

Accolades

  • Diamond Arrow Award Business Banking 2017, 2017

    PMR.africa

  • Diamond Arrow Award - Business Banking, 2017

    PMR.africa

  • Golden Arrow Award - Investment Services, 2016

    PMR.africa

  • Diamond Arrow Award - Personal Banking 2017, 2017

    PMR.africa

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