Barclays Bank of Kenya on Monday, 10th February, officially rebranded its logo and identity to Absa Bank Kenya Plc.
Barclays Bank has been one of Africa’s largest financial service providers operating in 12 countries across the continent.
Absa Kenya Bank Managing Director Jeremy Awori said the name change was the culmination of a transition, which had been undertaken over the past four years.
“Today, we begin a new chapter as Absa Kenya, adopting our new name and exciting brand while retaining our indelible commitment to Kenya and its people. This is a major milestone for our business,” said Awori.
The name change marks the start of a new era for the bank that has operated in Kenya for close to 104 years. Following receipt of all regulatory approvals, Barclays Life Assurance Kenya Limited has also changed to Absa Life Assurance Kenya Limited.
The bank owns majority stakes in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Barclays Bank in Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia.
The group also has representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria, as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.