It’s easy to forget the importance of the farming industry and the impact it has on our lives, even though what they grow is crucial to the growth of South Africa. That’s why we’re committed to provide farmers with a full banking suite that includes everything from working capital to crop insurance. Because when a farmer wins, we all win.
Tap into our agri expertise to help turn your agribusiness into a powerhouse of tomorrow at BizConnect™.
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Manage your yield and price risk with a production loan for the season.
Open a line of business credit to use as working capital or bridging finance to expand your operations or make acquisitions.
As a short-term credit facility on your Business Current Account, your overdraft is a quick and convenient way to free up your cash flow.
Buy or lease vehicles or capital equipment, or get bridging finance for goods.
Finance the buying or leasing of agricultural land.
Pay unbanked employees more securely, or support them with special benefits and access to the banking system.
Make Instant Money transfers to multiple recipients directly from your business account using a web interface.
Insure your personal and start-up, small or large commercial farming assets in a single policy with experienced agri insurance brokers.
Protect your livelihood with basic or comprehensive insurance that’s custom-made for your farming business.
We offer a range of investment solutions – ranging from short-term investments with immediate access to funds, to long-term investments designed to meet your future business
Being able to move your money around freely is what keeps you in business. We help you do it safely
Get your business up and running with a business bank account that offers special rates on business tools, guidance and support if your start-up is under a year old, and free access to internet, cellphone and telephone banking. The BizLaunch Account gives you all the functionality of a standard current account, but with the added benefit of bundled pricing.
Consolidate company-wide spending on day-to-day expenses with payment cards that help improve cash flow and accountability.
In a positive step for transformation, an agribusiness client in the Western Cape wanted to share ownership of the farming operations with his workers, giving them a stake in the profits.
Our client, a large vegetable producer, required a fleet management solution to help in the day-to-day operation, maintenance and upgrading of vehicles used to transport produce to market.
Our client, a fruit farmer, needed a payment solution to enable him to pay unbanked seasonal workers, and a benefits package for his permanent employees to show them he was invested in their future.
Nico Groenewald, Head: Agriculture at Standard Bank, discusses the unique challenges that agribusinesses face and how we can support business owners in their growth and expansion aspirations.