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/.
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.
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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/
The global concern on the spread of COVID-19 epidemic has given rise to many disruptions on normal business. The dynamics have also had to shift radically and the Bank as a responsible corporate citizen is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities to find solutions in the areas we operate in.
We recognize that the lockdowns declared by both the governments of Lesotho and South Africa will inevitably have a negative effect on personal and business finances for you. To that end, the Bank has proposed measures below to help our customers to transact with ease and to help them manage their business and personal needs during these trying times.
The Board of Directors of Standard Lesotho Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Kenrick Cockerill as Chief Executive of Standard Lesotho Bank effective 1 April 2020.