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Barclays Bank Tanzania

Typifying Tanzania’s Upward Trajectory A company that incites financial innovation and socioeconomic development, Barclays Bank Tanzania is gearing up for a new, exciting chapter in its already illustrious history    Writer: Jonathan Dyble  |  Project Manager: Sam Love  The 1990s will go down as a crucial decade in Tanzanian history.  A 10-year period characterised by political, social and economic transformation, it witnessed the country’s first successful multi-party election in 1995 and the signing of the progressive East African Community Treaty in 1999 – a cooperative commercial and political agreement between Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.  The Tanzanian banking sector also embarked on a major plan for financial liberalisation at this time, part of a country-wide effort to sustain positive economic growth.   Through the mobilisation of financial resources and bolstered competition this was achieved, facilitating greater freedoms amongst domestic banks and welcoming international players that helped to improve the availability of financial services and the quality of existing services.  One such enterprise that has risen to the fore as a result is Barclays Bank Tanzania – a firm that has thrived since establishing a national footprint at the turn of the millennium.  “The banking industry continues to undergo significant transformation in Tanzania and across the region, driven to a large extent by changing customer demographics, technological advancements and innovation,” explains Abdi Mohamed, the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer.  “It’s critical to the growth of the economy, playing a pivotal role in supporting the government’s growth agenda.”  A fully-fledged commercial bank serving the retail, business and corporate segments, Barclays has become a spearhead of the progressions that Mohamed refers to. Offering a

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Barclays Africa Commercial Property Finance

Following the global economic decline over the past decade, many analysts have forecasted a South African exit for the leading financial players, but this is certainly not true of Barclays, with its commercial property division as focused as ever on continental development

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Barclays Bank Tanzania Ltd

With a target of improving the lives of more than 3,350 youths in 2016 alone, Barclays’ role in Tanzania branches out far beyond its core financial services

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Barclays Bank of Kenya

Kenya’s ‘Go-To’ BankBarclays Bank of Kenya is on the verge of celebrating its 100th birthday, commemorating  the occasion with a host of new services and digital upgrades to bring prosperity to an ever-growing customer baseWriter: Matthew Staff | Project Manager: Callum PhilpAs Barclays edges towards its centenary in the Kenyan banking domain, the globally renowned business continues to innovate, expand and upgrade as it retains its concerted focus on enriching as much of the country as possible.As a major global financial services provider, the Barclays name is a household one in the majority of the developed world; spreading its engagement in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, and wealth management to more than 50 countries around the globe.With the vision and purpose of helping “people reach their ambitions”, the culmination of 300 years’ expertise and history continues to generate largely unrivalled levels of service offering and customer satisfaction as the Company continues to “move, lend, invest and protect” money for customers and clients worldwide.The 140,000-strong global workforce is further testament to the prominence that Barclays has in the industry at large and, for countries like Kenya - which can still be classed in some cases as an emerging market - the benefits that stem from housing such an internationally powerful business is clear for all to see.With 122 branches at present, and 300 supporting ATMs, Barclays Kenya boasts the biggest network in the country among its peers, with much of its expansion occurring in the past eight years; a 50 percent increase taking place

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