With 150 years of illustrious success, Standard Chartered Bank Philippines is poised for an even brighter future ahead
It was in 1872 when Standard Chartered Bank first opened its doors in a modest house in Binondo. Since then, it has evolved to become a historic, visionary force in nation-building and economic growth, as well as a global industry leader with a presence in all 10 ASEAN markets. As it celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, the bank forges on with the same commitment and fervour to support the growth and development of the Philippine economy, deliver the best client experience and inspire waves of positive change, reaffirming its brand promise to be “here for good”.
As the oldest international bank in the Philippines, Standard Chartered had a hand in the rise of the commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors since the 1890s when Philippine produce had only begun to garner worldwide demand. Today, they’re doing just that and more, as a major player in driving commerce and innovation to help people and businesses prosper across the country and beyond. Leveraging on its extensive global network and local expertise, Standard Chartered aids in the growth and expansions of its clients with outstanding credibility, bolstered by yearly awards and rankings that underscore its expertise.
Standard Chartered Bank Philippines prevails as the bank of choice for cash management, corporate financing, loan syndication and securities services among many more, and maintains its dominant position as Lead Underwriter and Bookrunner for syndicated loans in the Philippines as acknowledged by the market across issuers, investors and competitors. Even in the face of the global pandemic since 2020, the finance house remained resilient and agile, dynamically embracing digital innovation to improve its services and upholding the highest standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity.
Under the helm of its first Filipina CEO Lynette Ortiz, Standard Chartered continues to make strides in promoting an inclusive workplace and being a force for good, with emphasis on a learning culture. Some of the programmes she has been leading include women inclusive leadership mentoring and staff engagement sessions on gender balance and women empowerment. Beyond the workplace, the bank works in continuous partnership with different NGOs and government units to support local communities through livelihood development, financial education and job coaching for youth, women and people with disabilities.
A champion for building a greener and more equitable Philippines, the bank is committed to supporting sustainable economic growth and prioritising financing to sectors that have a strong impact on the environment and society, such as renewable energy, green buildings, clean transportation, pollution prevention and control, affordable housing, water provision, education and healthcare. This year, Standard Chartered was appointed as one of the two joint structuring advisors in the Philippines’ inaugural Sustainable Finance Framework, which intends to set out how the Republic of the Philippines will raise Green, Social or Sustainability Bonds, Loans, and other debt instruments in the international capital markets.
At its core, Standard Chartered Bank has been and will always be in service of the Filipino people at large. With Standard Chartered, there’s a sustainable future for all.
Know more about Standard Chartered Bank Philippines on their website sc.com/ph/ or contact +632.8886.7888