Whether you’re thinking of buying a franchise or want to turn your existing business into a franchise network, we have franchise information and business solutions for franchises. Let’s help you achieve your business ambitions.

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Our sound knowledge of the franchise sector enables us to offer products and global solutions that meet franchisor and franchisee needs.

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We offer franchise customers a range of market-leading solutions aimed at optimising banking value and reducing operational risks.

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With more than 20 years’ experience and extensive network of industry specialists, we are professionals in servicing franchises of all sizes.

Make your dream become a reality

Are you looking to start a business that comes with a tested concept and includes ongoing support?
Consider opening a franchise business.

Buy a franchise

Owning a franchise has its benefits. However, there are some points to consider.

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Franchise your business

Ready to buy a franchise? Take some time to make sure you understand the process.

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Beat the jargon

Every industry has its technical words and phrases. Don’t let this keep you from understanding your franchise business.

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Contact our specialists about your needs

 Name

Position

Email

Abigail Makhubele

Business Development Manager – Emerging Brands

Abigail.Makhubele@absa.co.za

Henk Botha

Business Development Manager: Restaurants and Quick Service Restaurants

henkbot@absa.co.za

James Noble

Business Development Manager: Fuel

jamesjn@absa.co.za

Sybrand Bezuidenhout

Business Development Manager – Retails &  Services   

Sybrand.bezuidenhout@absa.co.za

Need more help

Need more help?

Call us on:

011 350 8000

E-mail us at:

franchise@absa.co.za

Expanding your franchise network

Your franchise business is thriving and you’re thinking of buying another franchise.
We have tips and useful information for you.

Is your business ready?

South Africa needs to grow its SME sector which has potential to address unemployment problems in the country. Franchising is ready to take off on an expansion drive and is certainly a smart option to grow your business and provide much-needed work for unemployed citizens.

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Grow your business

Boost your business’ growth with these tips and action steps for successful franchises.

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Contact our specialists about your needs

 Name

Position

Email

Abigail Makhubele

Business Development Manager – Emerging Brands

Abigail.Makhubele@absa.co.za

Henk Botha

Business Development Manager: Restaurants and Quick Service Restaurants

henkbot@absa.co.za

James Noble

Business Development Manager: Fuel

jamesjn@absa.co.za

Sybrand Bezuidenhout

Business Development Manager – Retails &  Services   

Sybrand.bezuidenhout@absa.co.za

Need more help

Need more help?

Call us on:

011 350 8000

E-mail us at:

franchise@absa.co.za

Banking and finance solutions for your business

Get your business on the move with our range of banking solutions:
from tailored business accounts to finance solutions to help run and grow your business.

Business Current Accounts

Our business accounts are designed to suit your specific banking needs.

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Business credit cards

We offer purchasing card solutions to help you manage your business costs and expenses.

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Save & invest

Saving and investing with Absa’s suite of business investment products is a great way to maximise the return on your business’ operational cash. Your money is secure and easily accessible when needed.

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Merchant solutions

Our payment and cash management solutions will help you take control of your entire processes of cash collections and payments.

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International banking

Let’s help you with all your cross-border banking needs.

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Business loans for your franchise

Commercial Asset Finance

We offer a range of finance solutions to finance your commercial assets.

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Commercial Property Finance

Whether you are buying new premises for your business, refurbishing your current property or building, we can help you find the right finance solution for you.

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Term loans

We can help you with a variety of short-term and medium-term finance products to ensure your business has the funding it needs.

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Contact our specialists about your needs

 Name

Position

Email

Abigail Makhubele

Business Development Manager – Emerging Brands

Abigail.Makhubele@absa.co.za

Henk Botha

Business Development Manager: Restaurants and Quick Service Restaurants

henkbot@absa.co.za

James Noble

Business Development Manager: Fuel

jamesjn@absa.co.za

Sybrand Bezuidenhout

Business Development Manager – Retails &  Services   

Sybrand.bezuidenhout@absa.co.za

Need more help

Need more help?

Call us on:

011 350 8000

E-mail us at:

franchise@absa.co.za

Thinking of exiting or selling your franchise?

Get all the assistance and advice you need on how to exit or sell your franchise business.

Before you think of exiting the franchise, consider the needs of the:
  • Franchisor - The franchisor will have a standard franchise agreement in place and will typically be reluctant to amend it.
  • Franchisee - The franchisee needs to map out desired future developments. Does he/she want to appoint a manager, hand control of the business over to one of his/her children or sell the business outright and make a capital profit?
  • Buyer of the business - The buyer of the business expects the business to perform as contemplated.
Exit formats - An individual can exit the business in stages or in one single transaction.

Exit in stages
A family member or a deserving member of staff is groomed as successor. He/she is given an opportunity to acquire shares over a predetermined period until full transfer of ownership is accomplished. This format is attractive because continuity is practically assured. It is particularly suited to the transfer of ownership to heirs. It can also be used in BEE transactions, often in combination with tandem franchising.

Outright sale
Should an outright sale be contemplated, the seller will expect the franchisor to act fairly, be supportive and facilitate the transaction in line with conditions agreed in advance.

Transfer process

Some franchisors reserve the right to handle the process of selling the business. They charge a market-related commission in return. Others reserve the right to approve the buyer and charge a fixed fee for undertaking the approval process and providing training to the buyer of the franchisee.

Contact our specialists about your needs

 Name

Position

Email

Abigail Makhubele

Business Development Manager – Emerging Brands

Abigail.Makhubele@absa.co.za

Henk Botha

Business Development Manager: Restaurants and Quick Service Restaurants

henkbot@absa.co.za

James Noble

Business Development Manager: Fuel

jamesjn@absa.co.za

Sybrand Bezuidenhout

Business Development Manager – Retails &  Services   

Sybrand.bezuidenhout@absa.co.za

Need more help

Need more help?

Call us on:

011 350 8000

E-mail us at:

franchise@absa.co.za