Rand Merchant Bank Africa

Rand Merchant Bank Africa

We are a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups (by market capitalization) in Africa – FirstRand Limited.


We are passionate Solutionists who offer our clients innovative advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking, and principal investing solutions.

Our ability to think differently, our collaborative spirit, and our client-centric solutions are what sets us apart and enable us to deliver on: Traditional values. Innovative ideas.

The entrepreneurs managed to expand their business from an R10 000 start-up into a financial services empire that would become one of the largest financial services firms in sub-Saharan Africa.

In 1998 they established FirstRand Limited through the disposal of Anglo American’s interests in FNB and Southern Life, and the merger of these assets with RMB and Momentum. This was one of the largest transactions in the history of financial services in South Africa.

Today, FirstRand Limited is the largest listed financial services group (by market capitalization) in Africa.

Our ability to think differently, our collaborative spirit, and our entrepreneurial mindset continue to set us apart and enable us to deliver on the founder members’ brand promise: Traditional values. Innovative ideas.