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Absa Bank is one of the big five banks in South Africa, offering a range of retail, business, corporate and investment banking, wealth management products and services primarily in South Africa and Namibia.

The Bank has a proud South African history and continues to be associated with some of South Africa’s most exciting sponsorship properties like the Absa Premiership in football, the Absa Cape Epic  mountain biking event, through to L’Atelier arts competition and the KKNK arts and culture festival.

Absa’s commitment to the African continent extends beyond banking – the bank views Shared Growth as a key focus in how it does business, which means having a positive impact on society and delivering shareholder value. 

Absa is a whole-owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL). 

Its registered head offices are in South Africa and the group has majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania Uganda and Zambia.  Operating as Barclays in these countries, the bank has more than 100 years of presence in Africa. Regarded as a ‘local bank’ – Barclays operates in Africa with in-depth knowledge of local regulations, market practice and each country’s unique economic challenges.