We are a leading corporate and investment bank in and for Africa, backed by a bank of scale in Africa, Absa Group Limited. We are a truly African brand, unified and united with one goal: to bring your possibility to life. Our impressive client portfolio includes global and Africa-based multinationals, public sector and institutional clients, as well as financial institutions and global development organisations.

Bringing your investment possibilities to life

With deep experience and data-driven insights, we have a thorough understanding of investment flows, market participants, sector trends and regulations wherever we operate. Our industry leaders work in key sectors to bring possibilities to life across a comprehensive suite of corporate and investment banking services.

We are specialists in key African sectors, backed by product and service solutions that unlock value for your business. 

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Regional commitment

  • A strong, well capitalised and independently funded bank
  • Serving close to 12 million customers and clients in 10 African countries
  • 41 000 banking professionals

Track record and experience

  • Over 150 years in Africa
  • A leading regional bank supporting in-country economies across the region

Strong connections across Africa

  • Regionally coordinated coverage model
  • Largest branch network compared to global bank competitors
  • In-depth knowledge of local regulations and market practices

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Committed product investment plan

  • State-of-the-art connectivity channels across the internet, SWIFT and Host to Host (H2H)
  • Leading innovation and digitisation (in areas like mobile and cashless banking)
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Award-winning franchise

  • One of the most respected banks in Africa
  • A regular winner of awards recognising our devotion to customer service and product quality


  • Absa Bank Limited’s credit rating aligns to its South Africa peer banks
  • Absa Group Limited’s non-operating holding company's rating aligns to its sole SA peer

Our compelling value proposition

Together we will make Africa soar

Our people are passionate, straightforward and thrive within an entrepreneurial culture. They are accessible, innovative, highly responsive, and motivated by Africanacity - the distinctly African ability to always find ways to get things done. For us, growth means connecting people to opportunity by closing the distance between our clients and the opportunities that make them succeed.

We go beyond limits for our clients

Whatever your vision, we go to extraordinary lengths to overcome uniquely African challenges, no matter the environment, complexity or scale to bring our clients closer to achieving their goals. We know that sectors are converging in unconventional ways and we relish the challenge of the present and an exciting, ever-evolving and disruptive future.

Read about our deals that demonstrate our ability to drive growth for our clients

We are focused on the needs of our clients

Our compelling value proposition is built on fit-for-purpose solutions, data-driven insights and a deep understanding of your full ecosystem.

  • Strong relationships
    Through extensive local knowledge and strong global links, we provide you with unrivalled opportunities to invest in Africa.
  • Comprehensive product suite
    A modular, multi-asset class product suite with best-in-breed solutions for your entire ecosystem across all sectors.
  • Client experience
    A consistent client experience with seamless delivery through end-to-end digital enablement.
  • Risk management
    A risk culture that protects and enables the best solutions for you as we pursue capital optimisation to generate return on equity.
  • Our aspiration
    Whatever your vision, we go to extraordinary lengths to overcome uniquely African challenges to bring you closer to achieving your ambitions.
We are dedicated to make the continent grow

We are the product of the societies we serve and continue to champion this philosophy by:

  • Bringing fresh thinking and thought leadership to accelerate innovative solutions to societal challenges
  • Contributing to the societies in which we operate and enhancing the continent's growth and development
  • Caring for our environment and helping others to do the same.

We are committed to the principle of shared growth. In our role in shaping Africa, shared growth requires that we have a positive impact on society while delivering shareholder value.

Read more about Absa’s approach to social responsibility



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