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Who we are

Mercantile Bank Private Bank is the first bank in South Africa that caters exclusively for entrepreneurs.
We’ve taken what we’ve learnt from five decades of banking this sector to create South Africa’s first Private Bank, custom-built for an entrepreneur’s personal banking needs. Whether you need to borrow, transact or invest we have a solution that will suit you.


The bank seeks to differentiate itself through great service and a deep understanding of the needs of the South African entrepreneur.
We believe we understand what our clients want and how they would like to be treated.


What makes us different?

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We’d like to be known for being the bank that is transparent and direct. This applies to the language we use. We reject complicated banking terms and embrace simple explanations. We present our products and services, exactly as they should be – straightforward, human and flexible. It may seem quite different for a bank to talk to clients like this, but our clients tell us that they prefer it this way.

We’ve successfully merged the best of old-school banking where bankers had personal relationships with clients, with modern 99% paperless efficiencies.
Our seasoned private bankers will support you when you need them – either
face–to–face at your place of business or through a direct line to ensure a more
personal service
and quick turnaround.

Evidence of this can be seen in how we operate.