Barclays Africa

Sector: Banking & Financial Services

Barclays Africa Group Limited (Barclays Africa Group or the Group) is a diversified financial services provider and is listed on the JSE Limited.

We offer an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance. We are strongly positioned as a fully local bank with regional and international expertise and aspire to build the leading financial services group in our chosen countries in Africa and selected customer and client segments, and to remain locally relevant and competitive in all our presence countries.

The Group was formed through combining Absa Group Limited and Barclays’ African operations on 31 July 2013. Reflecting the enlarged group’s Pan-African focus, our name changed from Absa Group Limited to Barclays Africa Group Limited on 2 August 2013.

Our registered head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa and 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 (license applications submitted) as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

Barclays Bank Kenya and Barclays Bank Botswana continue to be listed on their respective stock exchanges.

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Our Purpose

We are driven by our Purpose of helping people achieve their ambitions in the right way.

We exist for our clients and customers, our shareholders, our colleagues and other stakeholders. Helping them in the right way means what we do is as important as how we do it.

Our Goal

We are focused on our Goal to be the financial services group of choice in Africa.

Our Values

Our Values – Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship – define the way we think, work and act.

  • Respect: We respect and value those we work with, and the contribution that they make.
  • Integrity: We act fairly, ethically and openly in all we do.
  • Service: We put our customers and clients at the centre of what we do.
  • Excellence: We use our energy, skills and resources to deliver the best, sustainable results.
  • Stewardship: We are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.


To reinforce the importance of living our Values, the business and employee performance and reward place equal emphasis on our objectives (‘what’) and behaviours (‘how’).

Shared growth

We are committed to Shared Growth, which for us means having a positive impact on society and delivering shareholder value.

Our Balanced Scorecard

Our Balanced Scorecard provides a holistic approach to deliver commercial returns, while responding to stakeholders’ needs.

Awards & Nominations

Top 100 2015


Ranking: 59
Locations: Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Botswana, Namibia (Representative Office), Nigeria (Representative Office), South Africa, Seychelles, Mozambique, Mauritius
No. Employees: 41,772 in Africa
Headquarters: Johannesburg, South Africa
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