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Barclays is changing to Absa – A new brand of possibilities

Managing Director, Barclays Bank Ghana Limited, Abena Osei-Poku
Managing Director, Barclays Bank Ghana Limited, Abena Osei-Poku

Absa Group Limited is Barclays Ghana’s parent company and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in South Africa.

It is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, offering an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking; corporate and investment banking; and wealth, investment management and insurance.

The Group has a presence in 12 African countries, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Uganda, Seychelles, South Africa (Absa Bank), Tanzania (Barclays Bank

Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. The Group also has representive offices in Namibia and Nigeria, as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Zambia, and an international representative office in London with one soon to be opened in New York.

The Absa Group is one of the largest banking groups in Africa, with a balance sheet of more than US$ 90 billion (as of December 2018). You can bank with us as safely as you always have.

Absa’s ambition is to become a proudly African bank with global scalability, that is forward looking and fit for the digital age.

Barclays Bank Ghana will be changing to Absa Bank in February 2020. As the bank prepares to change, Customers of Absa Bank Ghana can expect a more forward-looking, digitally led bank.

The bank has recognised that its customers’ needs are changing, and are investing in digital platforms to offer more convenience.

The bank has recently upgraded its infrastructure, which has resulted in a more stable and scalable environment for their applications, as well as increased local systems knowledge.

Customers can also look out for the bank’s refreshed internet banking and mobile app facilities, which carry improved user interfaces e.g finger print and facial recognition access.

The new Absa brand has been inspired by the African continent and its people, and will unite the group under a single purpose – to bring your possibility to life.

Absa Group’s shared-value approach reflects its ambition to become a purpose-driven financial services organisation creating substantial social impact through its core business functions, while also delivering shareholder value.

Absa is committed to Shared Value which, to the bank, means working to improve people’s lives and strengthen communities, while creating value for shareholders.

Absa is passionate about the youth

Absa is youth focused and has in the last three years, supported 219,000 young persons including 35,000 Ghanaians, to realise their full potentail through education and skills development.

– Barclays Ghana, part of the Absa family, in the past three years, has awarded close to 500 scholarships to students in 13 universities.

– The bank also supports SMEs by providing capacity building programmes to ensure that they grow their businesses in a sustainable way – a great leap forward for the promotion of entrepreneurship in Ghana

As part of Barclays Bank’s preparation to become Absa, cherished customers will begin to experience an amazing transformation of the bank’s branches and

ATMs, designed to offer them exciting banking experience. A splash of its vibrant and passionate red colours will create a welcoming atmosphere for customers.

Barclays has operated in Ghana for over 100 years and its parent Group, Absa Group Limited is proud to continue to build on this incredible heritage.

Absa looks forward to partnering its customers for many more years, offering them relevant and innovative solutions to bring possibilities to life.

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Written by Gilly

I am a Ghana-based freelance Journalist fascinated in the Music Industry, Experienced Blogger with a demonstrated history of working in the music industry. Skilled in Music Publishing, Event Planning likewise Event Management. Strong media and communication professional with a Master of Arts (MA) focused on Management Information Systems.


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