Barclays Bank of Kenya, is a commercial bank in Kenya and a subsidiary of South Africa-based Absa Group Limited.[2]It is licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya, the central bank and national banking regulator.

Location

The headquarters and main branch of the bank are located at Barclays Westend Building, off of Waiyaki Way, in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and largest city.[4] The geographic coordinates of the bank’s headquarters are:01°15’32.0″S, 36°47’04.0″E (Latitude:-1.258889; Longitude:36.784444).

Overview

The bank is a large financial services institution in Kenya, with an asset base in excess of KES:259.718 billion (US$2.597 billion), with shareholders’ equity of KES:42,388 billion (US$423,83 billion). At that time the bank serviced 833 268 customer accounts, in 121 branches, 214 automated teller machines and 2,591 members of staff.

As of March 2014, Barclays Bank of Kenya was the fifth-largest commercial bank in Kenya, by assets, behind KCB GroupEquity Group Holdings LimitedCooperative Bank and Standard Chartered Kenya.

History

The bank’s history traces from 1916 when the National Bank of South Africa (now First National Bank) opened a branch at Mombasa.

In 1925, National Bank of South Africa was merged with the Anglo-Egyptian Bank and the Colonial Bank in 1925 to form Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas).[8] This brought the Kenyan operations under Barclays Bank.

The bank was licensed in its present form in 1953 and in 1978 it was incorporated locally as Barclays Bank of Kenya, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank International. The bank listed its shares on the Nairobi Stock Exchange in 1986 through a successful IPO. These shares trade under the symbol: BARC.

Before 2013, The bank is a subsidiary of Barclays Bank Plc. (through Barclays Africa), an International financial services conglomerate, whose shares of stock are listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol: BARC and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol: BCS. In 2013, Barclays Plc adopted the combined strategy to operate as “One Bank in Africa” with an aim of increasing efficiency and boosting returns from the African Units. This led to the merging of all Barclays Plc. businesses in Africa (other than Egypt and Zimbabwe units) through Absa Group Limited, leading to the formation of Barclays Africa Group. The stock of Barclays Africa Group, which owns 68.5% of Barclays Bank of Kenya, is listed on the JSE.

Shareholding

As of 31 December 2016, the major shareholders in the stock of the bank were as illustrated in the table below:[1]

RankName of OwnerPercentage Ownership
1Absa Group Limited68.50
2Standard Chartered Nominees Non-Resident A/C KE87231.11
3Standard Chartered Nominees Resident A/C KE114010.86
4Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited A/C 915B0.77
5Standard Chartered Nominees Resident A/C KE114500.70
6Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited A/C 915A0.63
7Standard Chartered Nominees Limited Non-Resident0.53
8Standard Chartered Nominees A/C 92300.44
9CFC Stanbic Nominees Limited A/C NR18737380.42
10Jubilee Insurance Company Limited0.37
11Others25.67
Total100.00

Branch network

As of December 2016, the bank maintains a network of 121 branches and over 240 ATMs in various locations across Kenya.

Governance

The Chairman of the ten-person Board of Directors of Barclays Bank Kenya, is Charles Muchene, one of the non-Executive Directors. Jeremy Awori, serves as the Managing Director of the bank.

barclays bank of kenya branch codes

Barclays Bank of Kenya is a commercial bank in Kenya and a subsidiary of UK-based Barclays bank. It is licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya, the Central Bank, and national banking regulator. Below is a list of all Barclays Bank of Kenya Branch Codes in Kenya as of 2019.

HEAD OFFICE 03001
ELDORET03003
EMBU03004
MURANG’A03005
KAPENGURIA03006
KERICHO03007
KISII03008
KISUMU03009
LIMURU03011
MALINDI03012
MERU03013
EASTLEIGH03014
KITUI03015
NKRUMAH ROAD03016
GARISSA03017
NYAMIRA03018
KILIFI03019
KAPSABET03002
WAIYAKI WAY03020
CARD CENTRE03021
NAFEX03022
GILGIL03023
GITHURAI03024
KAKAMEGA03026
NAKURU EAST/NAIVASHA03027
BURU BURU03028
BOMET03029
NYERI03030
THIKA03031
PORT03032
GIKOMBA03033
KAWANGWARE03034
MBALE03035
PLAZA PREMIER BRANCH03036
RIVER ROAD03037
CHOMBA HOUSE(RIVER ROAD NO.2)03038
MUMIAS03039
MACHAKOS03040
NAROK03041
ISIOLO03042
NGONG03043
MAUA03044
HURLINGHAM03045
MAKUPA03046
DEVELOPMENT HOUSE03047
BUNGOMA03048
LAVINGTON03049
HOMABAY03051
ONGATA RONGAI03052
OTHAYA03053
VOI03054
MUTHAIGA03055
GITHUNGURI03057
WEBUYE03058
KASARANI03059
CHUKA03060
WESTGATE03061
KABARNET03062
KERUGOYA03063
TAVETA03064
KAREN03065
WUNDANYI03066
WOTE03069 
BUNYALA ROAD03070 
NAKUMATT MERU03071 
JUJA03072 
WESTLANDS03073 
KIKUYU03074 
MOI AVENUE NAIROBI03075 
PLAZA BUSINESS CENTRE03077 
KIRIAINI03078 
BUTERE ROAD03079 
MIGORI03080 
DIGO RD03081 
HAILE SELASSIE AVENUE03082 
NAIROBI UNIVERSITY03083 
BUNYALA RD03084 
NAIROBI WEST03086 
PARKLANDS (HIGHRIDGE)03087 
BUSIA03088 
PANGANI03089 
ABC PRESTIGE03090 
KARIOBANGI03093 
QUEENSWAY HOUSE03094 
NAKUMATT-­‐EMBAKASI03095 
DIANI03100 
JKIA03103 
VILLAGE MRKT03105 
SARIT PRESTIGE03106 
YAYA PRESTIGE03109 
NAIVASHA03111 
MARKET BR03113 
CHANGAMWE MSA03114 
RAHIMTULLA PERSTIGE03117 
BAMBURI03128 
HARAMBEE AVE03130 
KITALE03132 
NYAHURURU03139 
NAKURU WEST03142 
MOI AV MSA PRESTIGE03145 
NANYUKI BR03190 
KARATINA03206 
NYERERE PRESTIGE03220