Banks in South Africa

Listing of banking institutions in South Africa

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Here's a listing of banking institutions in South Africa, including the monetary authority, locally controlled banks, branches of foreign banks and banking-related organisations.

Monetary authority
South African Reserve Bank

Locally controlled banks
(registered in terms of the Banks Act)
Absa Bank Ltd - now a foreign controlled bank, see below
African Bank
BoE Private Clients (a division of Nedbank)
Bidvest Bank Limited
Capitec Bank Ltd
Fairbairn Private Bank (a division of Nedbank)
FirstRand Bank
First National Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank)
Imperial Bank Ltd (a subsidiary of the Nedbank Group)
Investec Bank Ltd
Marriott Corporate Property Bank Ltd. (a subsidiary of Marriott Holdings Ltd.)
MEEG Bank Ltd
Nedbank Group
Nedbank (a division of the Nedbank Group)
Old Mutual Bank (a division of Nedbank)
Go Banking (a division of Nedbank in association with Pick 'n Pay)
Rand Merchant Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank)
Rennies Bank Ltd (now a division of Bidvest Bank)
RMB Private Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank)
Sasfin Bank Ltd
Standard Bank of SA Ltd,
TEBA Bank Ltd
Wesbank (a division of FirstRand Bank)

Foreign controlled banks

(registered in terms of the Banks Act)
Absa Bank Ltd (a member of Barclays Bank Group)
Albaraka Bank Limited
Habib Overseas Bank Limited
HBZ Bank Limited (a subsidiary of  Habib Bank)
Mercantile Bank Limited
South African Bank of Athens Limited, The

Branches of foreign banks
(registered in terms of the Banks Act)
Bank of Baroda
Bank of China, Johannesburg Branch
Bank of Taiwan, SA Branch
Barclays Bank plc (now incorporated into Absa Bank)
Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank SA
China Construction Bank, Johannesburg Branch
Citibank N.A.
Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft
Deutsche Bank
HSBC Bank plc, Johannesburg Branch
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Johannesburg Branch
Société Générale, Johannesburg Branch
Standard Chartered Bank, Johannesburg Branch
State Bank of India

Mutual banks
(registered in terms of the Mutual Banks Act)
GBS Mutual Bank
VBS Mutual Bank

Other banks
Development Bank of Southern Africa
Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa

Savings and credit co-operatives (SACCOs)
See The Savings and Credit Cooperative League of SA (SACCOL)

Bank related organisations   
Banking Association South Africa
Institute of Bankers in South Africa
BankservAfrica (joint bank utility company)
South African Reserve Bank (central bank)
Sabric, South African Banking Risk Information Centre / Expatica

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