Standard Chartered Jordan

Standard Chartered is the first bank in the Kingdom, through its acquisition of ANZ Grindlays Bank and its earlier acquisition of the “Ottoman Bank” whose operations started in 1925. With a 94 year history in Jordan, Standard Chartered remains deeply committed to growing and investing in its franchise. The bank’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise – Here for good.

For the past eight years, Standard Chartered Jordan has won several awards. The bank differentiates itself in Jordan through its ability to leverage its international expertise to introduce new, innovative products and services to its customers; significantly enhancing its ability to provide the right products for its customers and to enable them to grow.

The Corporate Banking Segment covers an array of business in Jordan including local large and medium size corporations, financial institutions, commercial businesses and global subsidiaries. The
bank’s aim is to provide value added lending and non-lending products. Aside from trade and lending, Standard Chartered offers M&A, FM hedging, DCMs, Corporate Finance (leverage and principal financing, ECA and Project Finance).

In 2014, Standard Chartered identified a gap in the Jordanian market for an international custody provider that can service the increasing international needs of the market. Accordingly, the bank worked with the regulator and depository authorities in Jordan to provide tailored solutions to meet unique needs in the securities services domain in Jordan.

The Retail Banking segment focuses on attracting high net worth affluent individuals with an appetite for basic personal banking products such as Personal Loans, Credit Cards, Deposits, Current & Saving accounts in addition to other sophisticated products such as Mortgage Loans and Wealth
Management. The Retail Banking segment is a pioneer on global investment and foreign exchange products such as, but not limited to, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Bancassurance and Structure Notes.

Standard Chartered Online is an innovative service that can be tailored to suit clients’ precise banking needs.
It provides safe convenience and comprehensive round-the-clock banking services in real-time.

Straight2Bank is the bank’s suite of electronic channels for Corporate and Institutional Clients. It combines the two key areas of Cash Management and Foreign Exchange. Clients benefit from an integrated workflow that allows them to achieve greater operational efficiency and to gain more security and control over their transactions and processes.

Standard Chartered has launched a new Sustainable Trade Proposition to help clients meet sustainability goals across their supply chain ecosystems. Standard Chartered is also committed to making a positive social and economic impact by creating long term value for customers and shareholders and contributing to the community.

Standard Chartered has launched many programs and provided various donations throughout the past decade, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, which positively impact the bank's reputation as a force of good to the communities that Standard Chartered exists in.

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Certifications & Awards

• Standard Chartered Jordan was announced as the Best Foreign Bank in Jordan and Best Foreign Investment Bank in Jordan by EMEA Finance magazine 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2018.
• Standard Chartered Jordan won the Sub-Custodian Bank of the Year Award in Jordan for 2015.
• Standard Chartered Jordan won the Best CSR Bank - Jordan 2019 by the International Business Magazine.
• Standard Chartered Jordan won the Best Corporate Bank - Jordan 2019 by the international Finance Magazine.
• Standard Chartered Jordan won the Best Sub Custodian 2020 Award by Global Finance Magazine.
• Best Corporate Bank by Global Business Outlook magazine for 2020.
• Best Corporate Bank and the Best CSR Bank by International Business Magazine for 2020.
• Best Corporate Bank and Best CSR Bank by the Global Economics Limited for 2021.

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives

• 2011: Goal is the bank's global program that uses sport and life skills to transform the lives of adolescent girls. It has now reached more than 15,000 girls in rural areas across Jordan.
• 2018: GOAL Employability and Entrepreneurship Fund launched to train 200 Goal champions on how to start their own projects to prepare for the job market.
• 2018: “Seeing is Believing” is the global program which helps in eradicating avoidable blindness. Standard Chartered Jordan launched a locally developed project to screen 30,000 students in Irbid.
• 2019: Employee Volunteering plan, in alignment with the Futuremakers initiative by Standard Chartered. It is aimed at youth, helping make them employable and empowered with knowledge to be active members of local society; teaming up with Injaz Foundation to provide accessibility to schools and universities.
• 2020: The bank has donated to fund Himmat Watan initiative, to provide relief in testing, prevention, purchase of masks and other medical supplies. Also, to provide food parcels for families and day laborers who lost their source of income due to lockdown.
• 2020: The bank has donated to fund the Jordanian Ministry of Health, to curb the spread of COVID-19. Used mainly for means of examination, prevention, masks and other medical supplies.

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