Standard Chartered Bank was formed in 1969 through the merger of two separate banks, the Standard Bank of British South Africa and the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China.
These banks had capitalised on the expansion of trade between Europe, Asia and Africa.
• 1853 : The Chartered Bank was founded by James Wilson following the grant of a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1853.
• 1862 : The Standard Bank was founded in London in 1862 by John Paterson from the Cape Colony in South Africa, and started business in Port Elizabeth in the following year.
1894 : Standard Bank (Gambia)Fajara branch Limited (SCBL) started its banking operations in Gambia back in 1894
• 1986 : Standard Chartered Bank-Ghana Côte commenced operations
• 1994 : Standard Chartered Bank-Sierra Leone commenced operations
• 1999 : Standard Chartered Bank-Nigeria commenced operations
• 2001 : Standard Chartered Bank-Côte d’Ivoire commenced operations.