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How to open a savings or investment account online

Saving and planning for your future is an important part of financial literacy, and you need to find the right account for your specific needs and goals. Whether you are looking to invest in the stock market or put your money in a tax-free savings account , we have a range of competitive and affordable savings and investment accounts designed to help you meet your financial goals.

Our accounts come with various benefits, including flexible terms, guaranteed capital, no monthly fees* and competitive rates. Whether you are an existing Standard Bank customer or looking to open your first account with us, you can apply for your new savings and investment account from the comfort of your home. Here’s how:

If you are an existing Standard Bank customer with an Internet Banking profile:

  1. Sign in to your Internet Banking profile
  2. Navigate to the ‘Save & Invest’ tab and click on the browse button
  3. Scroll down until you see the tile for the account you want to open
  4. Click on ‘Get Account’ and complete the steps

Existing Standard Bank customers who have the Banking App can do the following:

  1. Sign in to the app
  2. Tap on the ‘More’ tile
  3. Select ‘Open a new account’
  4. Tap on ‘Savings and Investment’
  5. Scroll down until you see the tile for the account you want to open
  6. Tap ‘Open’ and complete the steps

Lastly, to open your first Standard Bank account, simply do the following:

  1. Complete the ‘Call Me Back’ form and a consultant will be in touch with you to assist with opening an account 
  2. Ensure that you have the following documents ready:
  • Your South African ID (or passport if you’re not a South African citizen)*
  •  Proof of residence not older than 3 months

*Minors will need the consent of a parent or guardian.

Open a savings and investment account today and start planning for your and your family’s future.

*Terms and conditions apply.