Barclays Bank Kenya has today, officially rebranded to Absa Bank Kenya, a move that will see the bank unite with under a single branch in 12 countries in Africa.
The rebranding that took place at the NSE headquarters in Westlands Nairobi saw Barclays Bank paint Nairobi Red as it rebirthed to Absa Kenya.
Barclays was blue, Absa Kenya is red, “our rebranding has come around Valentines, it is our hope that Kenyans will fall in love with Absa Kenya,” Jeffrey Odundo the CEO chimed.
“The new Absa bank is not just about a fresh color and name, it’s about a freshening of attitudes and mindsets,” Charles Muchene, the Chairman Board of Absa Bank Kenya PLC has said.
“Barclays was the first Kenyan bank to have an African manager, Peter Nyakiamo, in 1963,the first female supervisor, Agatha Obare in 1973 and the first African woman as Branch Manager in the continent, Mary Okello, in 1977 ensuring gender parity in the industry, “Muchene said.
“Absa Kenya brings with it a fresh delivery of services to Kenyans and all our clients that will follow the launch with a number of products that will ease service delivery,” Jeffrey Odundo said.
“We offer the best mortgage at 11.7 percent and working to soon introduce The Absa chat that will enable our customers to easily get their queries sorted online,” Jeffrey Odundo revealed.
“My SME toolkit which is designed to ensure our clients have easy cash flow and financial management will soon follow the launch of Absa Bank Kenya,” Jeffrey said.
“The rebranding of Barclays Bank to Absa Kenya grows the bank that was, to a holistic financial institution the that will a wider range of products that will include asset management,” Jeffrey concluded.