Our business

Standard Bank Malawi started in 2002 when Standard Bank acquired a 60% stake in Malawi’s Commercial Bank.

Standard Bank Malawi is enjoying strong growth in tandem with the evolving needs of our local and international clients. We service these needs through our universal banking offering, delivered by over 780 employees at 25 branches, along with 65 ATMs and our advanced online banking services.

Our Corporate and Investment Banking team combines an in-depth understanding of local market conditions and drivers with Standard Bank's experience in emerging markets to develop client-focused solutions, customised to each client's unique requirements. We leverage Standard Bank's extensive presence to create cross-border solutions, supported by our global network of experts with world-class risk and capital management systems.

Read more about Malawi 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/.

Sector in Malawi

We are a leader in commodity-related financial services and realise significant value for our clients in Malawi's agriculture and mining sectors. Standard Bank Malawi has the expertise, experience and connections to support all your financial service needs across:

  • Agriculture and related wholesale and retail trade sectors
  • Mining is currently the fastest growing sector in the country
  • There is growth in financial services, tourism and infrastructure with a focus on public infrastructure in the areas of education, healthcare and transport.

With ongoing shortfalls in energy, greater investment is required in this area. Malawi has low penetration rates in the telecommunications sector, providing scope for further growth.

A greater focus is being placed on adding value to commodities, specifically in mining and agriculture.

Read more about Standard Bank Group’s sector specialism.

Standard Bank Group

Standard Bank’s presence in Malawi forms part of Standard Bank Group, a leading African financial services organisation with a presence in 20 African countries and key financial centres. We represent one of the largest banking networks on the continent.

Latest News

Standard Bank Donates to Special Needs Schools

As per tradition, all proceeds from Be More Race go to Charity. These donations were made from money collected during the race.

Be More Golf

Standard Bank held a prestigious golf tournament in Lilongwe.

Standard Bank invests in women to Dream Bigger

Standard Bank brought in a renowned speaker Lynette Ntuli to motivate the female staff members.


  • Best restructuring in EMEA - Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi's restructuring , 2013


  • Best construction/cement research in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2013


  • Best Trade Bank in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2013

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Our business

The Corporate and Investment Banking division provides banking, finance, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services to larger corporates, financial institutions and international counterparties in emerging markets around the world.