FirstRand Limited, through its portfolio of integrated financial services businesses, operates in South Africa, certain markets in sub-Saharan Africa, the UK, and India.

The group’s track record of delivering superior returns to shareholders has been achieved through a combination of organic growth, acquisitions, innovation and the creation of completely new businesses.

Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX), FirstRand Limited is the largest financial institution by market capitalisation in Africa.

FirstRand can provide its customers with differentiated and competitive value propositions due to its unique and highly flexible model of leveraging the most appropriate brand, distribution channel, licence and operating platform available within the portfolio. This approach, which is underpinned by the disciplined allocation of financial resources and enabled by disruptive digital and data platforms, allows the group to fully optimise the franchise value of its portfolio. This has resulted in a long track record of consistent growth in high quality earnings, and superior and sustainable returns for shareholders.

As demonstrated in the schematic below, the group’s strategic framework accommodates a broad set of growth opportunities across the financial services universe from a product, market, segment and geographic perspective.

Group strategic framework

FirstRand commits to building a future of SHARED PROSPERITY through enriching the lives of its customers, employees and the societies it serves. This is the foundation to a sustainable future and will preserve the group’s enduring promise to create long-term value and superior returns for its shareholders.


Protect and grow
banking businesses
Increase diversification – activity and geography
Broaden financial
services offering
Portfolio approach
to the rest of Africa
Grow a more valuable
UK business

Build a platform-based integrated
financial services business

Better leverage
existing portfolio

Scale, disrupt
and digitise

Enabled by disruptive digital platforms

Underpinned by disciplined management of financial resources and empowered people