About Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited

Company Profile

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited was established in 1911 with the first branch opened in Mombasa Treasury Square.

Today, 101 years later, Standard Chartered Bank is one of the leading Banks in Kenya, with an excellent franchise. It has a total of 34 branches spread across the country, 91 automated teller machines (ATMs) and 1,698 employees.

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited has local shareholding of about 26%, comprising about 32,000 shareholders. It has remained a public quoted company on the Nairobi Securities Exchange since 1989.

Our capital, deposit base, and lending portfolio is reported in Kenya Shillings, and we offer a variety of local and foreign currency accounts, both deposit and loan, to our customers.

We have a diversified portfolio cutting across select sectors that include business services, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, transport and communication, real estate, agriculture, energy and water.

Further underpinning its importance, Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited hosts the regional Shared Service Centre hub supporting the Bank’s technology operations in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana and South Africa on a real time basis.


“Here for good is about our commitment to our customers, our communities, and ourselves. It is us at our best.”

As a leading international bank, we recognise the importance of helping to re-invigorate growth by supporting our clients across Africa, Asia and the Middle East in new and improved ways of doing business, as well as helping address some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges.

In order to contribute to the sustainability of our business we need to take responsibility in the markets in which we live and work by helping to create healthy and economically vibrant communities. Our commitment to sustainability means continuing to focus on building a sustainable business as a bank. This means, creating value for our shareholders, supporting our customers, contributing to the economy as a whole, and being a force for good in the communities in which we live and work. ‘Here for good’, our brand promise sums up who we are and what we stand for. Our aspiration is to be here for people, here for progress and here for the long run.

Our approach to building a sustainable business goes beyond corporate social responsibility (“CSR”). It is core to our business – adopting an integrated view of how we do business that considers sound economic practices, good governance, and environmental and social impacts.

‘Seeing is Believing’ is the Bank’s flagship sustainability initiative aimed at eradicating avoidable and curable blindness. The program was launched in 2003, as part of Standard Chartered Bank’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Since its launch, the Seeing is Believing program has helped 23 million people, giving more than 2.78 million people their sight back.

Consumer Banking

Consumer Banking serves its customer base through a segmented strategic approach focusing on Premium Banking (Priority and Excel), SME and Personal Banking segments. Through this customer centric approach/strategy, the customers are able to access the following products:

Wealth management products such as Current accounts, Savings accounts, Fixed and Call Deposits;
Investment products;
Loan products such as unsecured loans, overdrafts, mortgages, business loans and business overdrafts; and Other off-balance sheet products and services such as letters of credit, Trade services and foreign exchange products are available to customers.
Other services offered by consumer bank include mobile banking and internet banking.

Wholesale Banking

Wholesale Banking Kenya has established itself as the dominant player in Kenyan cross border business. We maintain the momentum in the domestic franchise, through deepening relationships with existing clients, establishing new customer relationships and delighting our clients with our service and solutions. We continue to invest in our transaction banking delivery platform Straight to Bank (S2B) providing regular enhancements and have ensured the seamless integration of the Custody Business