No one knows Africa like we do


150 years of African heritage

Beyond our company ethos and our wealth of experience, our bravery to imagine and our will to get it done makes us the right partner to bring your African vision to life.

With over one and a half centuries of experience – and a significant footprint across the continent – we are a proudly pan-African institution that believes in building courageous partnerships that work.

In doing so, we go to extraordinary lengths to exceed expectations. We challenge limits and close distances, connecting people to opportunities across borders, languages and cultures.

Because African ingenuity knows no boundaries, neither do we.


A truly pan-African bank

We’re a forward-thinking African business with a local presence in 10 countries across the continent, making us ideally positioned to solve regional challenges. 

Absa Group Limited is a listed, diversified financial services provider headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

With an extensive branch network, a team of 41 000 banking professionals and a customer base of over 12 million, we are one of Africa’s most respected banks.

Our presence on the continent includes regionally-coordinated coverage in 12 markets with on-the-ground banking capabilities in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia – and representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria.

We provide global reach through our international offices situated in London and New York.


Driving business in Africa with international expertise and local knowledge

Our recent Memorandum of understanding and detailed cooperation agreement with Societe Generale (SocGen)leverages global expertise that enables us to drive connectivity across key client corridors of UK/Europe, US & China, into and within Africa.

With shared ambitions on the continent, our aligned innovative approach enables us to better serve clients, both local and international, in their banking needs across the continent.

We're taking business to more of Africa than ever before.


Our capabilities and expertise

Our Corporate and Investment Banking business is a leader in African capital markets and offers a comprehensive suite of products, with the ability to leverage a unique combination of local presence and global reach.

Turning an investment opportunity in Africa into something exceptional requires a financial services partner on your doorstep who can offer universal solutions to meet your business needs.

Our industry leaders work in Africa’s key sectors to bring possibilities to life across a comprehensive suite of corporate and investment banking services.

As one of Africa's largest listed banking groups, we harness our deep understanding of investment flows, market participants, sector trends and regulations to unlock value for our clients across the continent.



Our role in society is underpinned by four key pillars

These include Education and Skills Development; Inclusive Financing; Environmental Sustainability and Promoting a Just Society. Through these pillars we hope to impact as many beneficiaries as possible with the sole purpose of fighting for the eradication of unemployment, poverty and all social ills that affects communities.

Bringing our African ingenuity to key global corridors

Transforming an investment opportunity in Africa into something exceptional requires a financial services partner on your doorstep who can offer universal solutions to meet your business needs.

Our International offices, located in London and New York, deliver the continent of Africa to you.

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With the right perspective, any vision is possible. As a key enabler of Africa’s success, our award-winning global team are bringing possibilities to life.


View our prestigious awards are a testimony to our Corporate and Investment Banking capabilities and expertise.


The latest news about Absa Group Limited. The group is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and takes an active interest in all the African countries in which Absa is represented.

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