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

Standard Lesotho Bank Hands over a M200,000 donation to St. Cecila Orphanage

Children have right to education, no matter their circumstances, they deserve love, guidance and security. This was stated by the Chief Executive of Standard Lesotho Bank, Mr. Mpho Vumbukani when handing over a cheque to St. Cecilia Orphanage at a press conference held in Maseru on 13th June, 2017

King Hands Over 2016 Independence Cup To Lioli

King Letsie III officiated at the handing over of 2016 Independence Cup trophy to newly crowned champions Lioli at Setsoto stadium on Sunday. The tournament, which forms part of a series of events to commemorate the 50 years of Lesotho’s independence was held on 22nd and 23rd November and co-sponsored by Standard Lesotho Bank and Metropolitan to the tune of M800,000.00.

Financial Institutions Re-raunch the Re-verification Campaign

The Bankers Association of Lesotho (BAL) has relaunched a joint re-verification campaign in which they are asking their customers to update their personal details until September 30. This was stated by BAL Chairperson Mr. Mpho Vumbukani during a press briefing held in Maseru.

Accolades

  • Diamond Arrow Award Business Banking, 2016

    PMR.africa

  • Voted Best bank in Lesotho 2015/16, 2016

    The Banker

  • Diamond Arrow Award - Personal Banking, 2016

    PMR.africa

  • Diamond Arrow Award - Business Banking, 2016

    PMR.africa

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