Recognised as "The most valuable banking brand in Africa" by Forbes Magazine, Standard Bank Group has joined Matchi's exclusive sponsor community with an agreement that includes full rights to the Sub-Saharan region for 3 years.
Endorsing the recent trend for banks and innovators to find each other in innovation eco-systems, Africa's largest bank is now actively seeking innovations aligned to their strategy through Matchi's innovation matchmaking platform.
As part of their sponsorship agreement, Standard Bank will benefit from first rights access and first mover advantage within their region - which includes six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies.
Standard Bank joins fellow founding sponsor CaixaBank, highly acclaimed as 'The Most Innovative Bank in the World' in 2013 by Euromoney and winners of the 2013 BAI-finacle 'Most Innovative Bank of the Year' award. As Matchi only allows non-competing banks to sign on as sponsors, the sponsor community enjoys collaboration opportunities to build networks and share best practices with successful banks around the world, all with a specific focus on innovation and new product or channel development.
Matchi's innovation matchmaking platform gives banks global access to powerful, positive and proven innovations in banking from innovators around the world. This global community brings innovators and bankers together to establish collaborative relationships and new business opportunities for driving banking forward and increasing return on investment for both parties.