Top 50+ Commercial Banks You Can Patronize In South Africa


South Africa has a well organised banking sector, as a matter of fact, you’ll get some of the most vibrant African commercial banks in South Africa with most of the major banks located in the towns and major cities like Johannesburg, Cape town, Durban and Pretoria with the aim of boosting financial stability across the nation. With that with the steady economy, you’ll discover that South Africa is such an inexpensive destination for tourists, a real value for your money when you come visiting here.

South African commercial banks are able to offer a favorable exchange rate for many international currencies whether you are changing from rand to dollars, dollars to rand, rand to pounds, pounds to rand or any other currencies such as Japanese Yen or Mexican Pesos. All transactions are usually rounded down to the nearest 5c. Commercial banks in South Africa are world-class and will always meet you needs, with no shortage of bureaux de change and automatic tellers machines (ATM).

Here is a List of  Top 50+ Commercial Banks in South Africa


Foreign-Controlled Banks in South Africa

  • Absa Bank Limited
  • Albaraka Bank Limited
  • Habib Overseas Bank Limited
  • Habib Bank AG Zurich
  • Mercantile Bank Limited
  • South African Bank of Athens Limited

Locally Controlled Commercial Banks in South Africa

  • African Bank Limited
  • Bidvest Bank Limited
  • Capitec Bank Limited
  • FirstRand Bank – A subsidiary of First Rand Limited
  • Grindrod Limited
  • Imperial Bank South Africa
  • Investec Bank Limited
  • Nedbank Limited
  • Sasfin Bank Limited
  • Teba Bank Limited
  • Standard Bank of South Africa
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Foreign Bank Representatives in South Africa

  • AfrAsia Bank Limited
  • Banco Africano de Investimentos
  • Banco BPI SA
  • Banco Espirito Santo e Comercial de Lisboa
  • Banco Santander Totta S.A.
  • Bank Leumi Le-Israel BM
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Cyprus Group
  • Bank of India
  • Barclays Bank Plc
  • Barclays Private Clients International Limited
  • Commerzbank AG Johannesburg
  • Credit Suisse AG
  • Ecobank
  • Export-Import Bank of India
  • Fairbairn Private Bank (Isle of Man) Limited
  • Fairbairn Private Bank (Jersey) Limited
  • First Bank of Nigeria
  • First City Monument Bank Plc
  • Hellenic Bank Public Company Limited
  • HSBC Bank International Limited
  • ICICI Bank Limited
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • KfW Ipex-Bank GmbH
  • Lloyds TSB Offshore Limited
  • Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited
  • Millennium BCP
  • National Bank of Egypt
  • Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited
  • Société Générale
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • The Bank of New York Mellon
  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Limited
  • The Export-Import Bank of China
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V.
  • UBS AG
  • Unicredit Bank AG
  • Union Bank of Nigeria Plc
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Zenith Bank Plc

Branches of Foreign Commercial Banks in South Africa

  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of China
  • Bank of Taiwan
  • BNP Paribas
  • Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank
  • China Construction Bank Corporation
  • Citibank N.A.
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank
  • Société Générale
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
  • Royal Bank of Scotland

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