About us  

Corporate and Investment Banking has a diverse footprint serving clients across Africa. Our goal is to build not only a sustainable, trustworthy business, but a business that customers and clients consider as the first choice in Africa.

Our key differentiators are:

Commitment

We have a proven appetite and ability to invest in key African markets and it is our vision to build on our leadership in Africa.

Historic presence

100 years presence in the region. A ‘local bank’ with in-depth knowledge of local regulation, legal requirements, market practice, economic backdrop.

Distribution network

One of the largest in Africa, serving many clients. This is a key factor in our ability to fund in local currency and serve wide geographic areas.

Recognition

One of the most respected banks in Africa – we regularly win prestigious awards, recognising our standing as a leading bank for customer service and product quality.

Rating

Part of a leading international banking group – Part of Barclays PLC rated A2 (Moody’s), A+ (S&P)

To reflect the enlarged group's Pan-African focus, Corporate and Investment Banking was formed through combining Absa Group Limited and Barclay's African operations on 31 July 2013. With registered head office's in Johannesburg, South Africa, we have majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. We also have representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria as well as bank assurance operations in Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia.

Barclays is the trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register No. 122702), registered in England with registration number 1026167 and its registered office at 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. Barclays Africa Group Limited’s Corporate and Investment Banking, is a division of Absa Bank Limited (Reg. No 1986/004794/06, an Authorised Financial Services Provider and registered Credit Provider Reg. No NCRCP7). Absa Bank Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited.

Disclaimer

Barclays is the trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register No. 122702), registered in England with registration number 1026167 and its registered office at 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. Barclays Africa Group Limited’s Corporate and Investment Banking, is a division of Absa Bank Limited (Reg. No 1986/004794/06, an Authorised Financial Services Provider and registered Credit Provider Reg. No NCRCP7). Absa Bank Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited.

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