Welcome to Barclays Bank of Botswana
Barclays Bank is Botswana's leading commercial bank. We employ 1,100 people and have 34 branches and 115 ATMs throughout the country. Wherever you are in the country, we are right there with you.
Being the biggest is not enough; we aim to be the best so that we make the lives of our customers much easier. We have been recognised by Euromoney and EMEA Finance have voted us the Best Bank in Botswana in the past few years.
We make a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. We believe that, as one of Botswana's oldest corporate citizens, we have a responsibility towards improving the quality of life of citizens. We take pride in the work we do in our communities with partners amongst them Stepping Stones International, The Company at Maitisong who produce the educational and entertaining Madi Majwana, Mothers for All, Kalahari Conservation Society, Kuru Trust and others.
Through the Barclays F.G Mogae Scholarship Fund, we are able to fund academically outstanding postgraduate students for further studies .
We opened our doors in Botswana in 1950 with our first branch in Lobatse. We expanded our network until 1975 when Barclays became an incorporated company in Botswana.
We are publicly listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, which means that citizens of Botswana now have a stake in our Business.
About Barclays Botswana
Barclays Bank Botswana is part of Absa Group Limited, an African financial services group that aims to be the pride of the continent. Absa Group Limited is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in South Africa and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 12 countries across the continent and around 42,000 employees.
We’re committed to finding local solutions to uniquely local challenges and everything we do is focused on adding value. To this end we offer our clients a range of retail, business, corporate and investment, and wealth management solutions as well as ensure a positive impact in all the countries where we operate.
We’re a truly African brand, inspired by the people we serve and determined to always be brave, passionate and ready so that we can make our continent proud.
To bring your possibility to life
We believe in possibility, in the actions of people who always find a way to get things done. We believe in creating opportunities for our customers to make their possibilities real and supporting them every step of the way. Our group is a future-focused organisation, driven by progress and our desire to thrive in the digital age.
We are committed to being: Brave, Passionate and Ready.
We aim to play a shaping role in society and be an active force for good by:
Earning trust: By acting with fairness and providing just outcomes for all stakeholders and becoming known for reliability by delivering consistently on our promises.
Shaping societies: By contributing significantly to the communities in which we operate, thereby enhancing the continent’s economic growth and development.
Promoting intergenerational sustainability: By being accountable for our impact on the environment and building viable communities by evolving as their needs change.
Driving thought leadership: By providing insights that help the industry to develop new and innovative ways to solve society’s challenges.
You want to know that your money is safe with us? It is and this is how we make sure it stays that way:
- Barclays follows governance guidelines that meet the BSE Listing requirements.
- We continually train and retrain all our people in these guidelines.
- We believe in and practice integrity in our business dealings. We also have a conduct risk manual that guides the way we do business.
- We have independent non-executive directors who are chosen for their business ability and fearless integrity. They help ensure that Barclays stays true to its Values.
- We are supervised by the Bank of Botswana, which regulates all banks in the country and keeps a close eye on their activities.
- We are listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange. This means that our accounts are available to the public and we have to satisfy investors and regulators that we are a sound business.