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:


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.


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.


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.

Copyright 2013 Corporate and Investment Banking, Absa, member of Barclays. All rights Reserved. Corporate and Investment Banking is a division of Absa Bank Limited, Reg No. 1986/004794/06. Authorised Financial Services Provider. Registered Credit Provider Reg No NCRCP7