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Standard Chartered Bank


At a Glance


"Emphasis on values"

"Socially responsible"


"High pressure working environment"

"Fairly unpredictable working hours"

The Buzz

"Best emerging market bank"

"Not appealing, very retail-focused"

About Standard Chartered Bank

A truly international investment bank

Standard Chartered PLC was created in 1969 by the merger of the Standard Bank of British South Africa and the Chartered Bank of India, Australia, and China. Both banks trace their roots to the 1800s, when British trade activities created a need for banking and financial institutions throughout the far reaches of the British Empire. A period of peaceful growth lasted into modern times—until 1986—when Britain's Lloyds Bank attempted a hostile takeover. Standard Chartered is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges. The London-headquartered group derives more than 90 per cent of its operating profits from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The bank’s European operations serve as a bridge to emerging markets. It has more than 1,600 branches in over 70 countries and employs nearly 49,000 people.

Standard Chartered Bank

1 Basinghall Avenue
London EC2V 5DD
Phone: +44-20-7280-7500

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: STAN
Stock Exchange: LSE
CEO: Peter Sands
2014 Employees (All Locations): 48,794