Absa Online is an entirely new banking platform that will instantly transform your computer into a 24/7⁄365 personal financial centre. It goes far beyond a purely transactional online service to a comprehensive suite of transactional, non-transactional and personal financial management tools.

Transact whenever, wherever

Transform your computer into a personal financial centre


What you get

You can pay accounts, transfer funds, open a savings account, apply for a personal loan, invest in unit trusts, buy prepaid airtime and send money using CashSend or Western Union. But beyond that, you can pay multiple beneficiaries from a single view and at the same time. A statement of assets and liabilities can be pre-populated with your Absa account information.

Absa Online is the right choice if you

  • Need secure access to your bank accounts at a time and place convenient to you
  • Require banking products and services beyond the norm
  • Would like complete control of your financial future
Control your Absa Online profile

Create an Absa Online profile that is as unique as your fingerprints and true to your financial and security needs.

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Manage all your Absa accounts online

Apply for, view and manage your Absa accounts in real time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

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Making payments with Absa Online

By utilising our comprehensive payment options you will never again have to pay a cent more or a day later than you have to.

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Online security information

Absa Online boasts the most comprehensive and up-to-date technology as far as online banking, safety and security is concerned.

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Managing save and invest online

Grow and manage your wealth by making and executing informed decisions.

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Online Shopping and 3D Secure

Online shopping safety tips

Online shopping is quick, easy, and convenient - however, there are still some safety factors that need to be considered when using your credit card to make purchases online.

  • Only place an order with your credit card on trusted websites that are verified as secure sites (look for the lock image on the toolbar).
  • On the Web page where you enter your credit card or other personal information, look for an "s" after ‘http://’ in the Web address of that page - it should read: ‘https://’. The encryption is a security measure that scrambles your data as it is entered.
  • Ensure that the website is authentic and secure by finding out what other shoppers say. Some websites such as epinions.com and bizrate.com have customer evaluations, which can help you determine a company's legitimacy.
  • Do not send emails that contain personal information such as your card number and expiry date.
  • Use good quality antivirus software - such as the free software we provide for our Internet Banking and WAP-based Cellphone Banking customers.
Secure, Verified by VISA and MasterCard SecureCode

We all love the convenience of shopping online, but are concerned about the risks that may be involved. This is why technology, such as 3D Secure, has been designed – and protects you while you shop.

What is 3D Secure?

3D Secure protects you, the cardholder, and the merchant by verifying your personal details during an online purchase, prior to the transaction being processed. It ensures an additional level of protection when shopping online. This service is now enhanced with OTP instead of a static username and password.

What does OTP mean for you?

Buying online is safer than you think with OTP. It’s designed to give your Absa Card an extra level of protection against unauthorised use when shopping online. You will now receive a OTP via SMS every time you make a purchase, and this password will only be valid for that transaction.

How OTP works when you’re shopping online at participating 3D Secure merchants:
  1. Shop online and proceed to the checkout
  2. Input your 16 digit Absa Card number, Expiry date and CCV number when prompted
  3. You will then be asked for an OTP which you will receive via SMS on your registered cellphone number
  4. Finalise your purchase
3D-Secure OTP benefits for you:
  • No need for registration and activation up-front
  • No need to remember a username and password
  • Reduces the risk of your 3D Secure password being compromised or phished
  • No need to phone to unblock 3D Secure passwords
  • Additional level of protection when shopping online
Where can I find more information about 3D Secure?

If you have any queries or questions about 3D Secure or need technical assistance, you can contact the 3D Secure Call Centre: +27 (0) 11 354 4058

Share trading and investing


Share Trading is buying and selling shares or stocks in companies that are publicly listed on a stock exchange, such as the JSE Limited. The higher potential returns of shares have made it an attractive alternative and many investors have grown their wealth considerably through investing in the stock market (also known as equities). Share trading is ideal for wealth creation

Absa Stockbrokers Online Share Trading and Investing offers clients the unique opportunity to invest and trade in the stock market by ensuring they are informed, connected and educated (ICE).

Absa Stockbrokers helps clients to become smarter and better investors and that means you will have the right information and tools to manage your own financial future.

Below are just some of the features that you instantly have access to:
  • Safe custody of your shares
  • 24/7 secure access to your account
  • Interactive charting (Technical analysis)
  • Detailed company information
  • SENS announcements and news from local and offshore sources such as Reuters
  • Live and delayed prices
  • Education
  • Online and telephonic support
  • Electronic contract notes and statements
We also ensure that our clients are offered all this and much more
  • Very competitive rates
  • All costs are shown to you before you trade and there are no hidden additional costs.

Call us on 0860 05 04 03; or email equities@absa.co.za

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Let one of our consultants assist you.

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