Standard Chartered

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Standard Chartered

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Standard Chartered Bank

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Standard Bank of British South Africa
  • Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China

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Description area

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Standard Chartered Bank was formed in 1969 through the merger of two separate banks, the Standard Bank of British South Africa and the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China.

These banks had capitalised on the expansion of trade between Europe, Asia and Africa.

During the apartheid regime in South Africa the anti-apartheid movement led an investment boycott. The number of British companies investing in South Africa fell by 20 percent during this period Standard Chartered, the second largest bank in South Africa pulled out.


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Authority record identifier


Institution identifier

GB 1847

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016


  • English



Standard Chartered . 2016. Standard Chartered Bank. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 26 October 2016].

South African History Online . 2016. The Anti-Apartheid Movement . [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 26 October 2016].

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