Eastern Cape Business 2021-22

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Unlocking growth in the Eastern Cape

Standard Bank is helping businesses thrive.


hile the Eastern Cape faces many challenges it also presents an array of opportunities for those willing to invest the time and money needed to unlock its growth potential. As the second-largest province in South Africa the Eastern Cape is a fusion of manufacturing, agriculture, logistics, mining, construction and tourism opportunities. Each of these sectors presents avenues for employment, growth and trade, both locally and internationally. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of the Eastern Cape. They play a crucial role in its growth, providing employment, boosting new economies, and connecting the continent to the rest of the world.

Innovative products Standard Bank’s business banking products and services are innovative and relevant and can help businesses thrive. Some examples: Our business account is designed to help you set your business up for success. MyMoBiz provides simple, affordable banking services for small business. With MyMoBiz you get everything you need to run your business and manage your finances on the go, including dedicated support from a team of business bankers. To help clients make the move to digital, seamless banking, Standard Bank launched SimplyBlu, an innovative, all-inone payment solution that enables business owners to take their business online all from a single, secure platform.

At Standard Bank we are proud of our long history in the province, which stretches back to 1862.

Then there is PocketBiz, designed for entrepreneurs on the go. It offers you a secure card payment solution that eliminates the need to accept or carry cash or follow up on invoice payments.

We continue to look for relevant ways to partner with businesses across the province as they seek to uplift the communities in which they operate, and these partnerships include providing key services and products to make doing business the right way easier.

At Standard Bank, our purpose is to drive Africa’s growth. We enable businesses that align with our purpose, and this contributes to the growth of our economy and the growth of our continent, South Africa and our own province, the Eastern Cape. ■

CONTACT DETAILS Jonty Bouw, Head of Enterprise Direct Tel: 084 850 0594 Email: Jonathan.Bouw@standardbank.co.za

Leigh-Anne de Witt, Head of Business Clients Eastern Cape Tel: 083 447 3875 Email: Leigh-anne.Dewitt@standardbank.co.za