Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe

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Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe
Traded as ZSEBARC
Industry Financial Services
Founded 1912
Headquarters Harare, Zimbabwe
Key people
A. Mandiwanza
George T. Guvamatanga
Managing Director
Products Loans, Checking, Savings, Investments, Debit Cards
Revenue IncreaseAftertax:US$3.0 million (2013)[1]
Total assets US$281.5 million (2013)
Number of employees
650 (2015)
Website Homepage

Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe, commonly known as Barclays Bank Zimbabwe (BBZ) is a universal bank in Zimbabwe. It is one of the commercial banks licensed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, the national banking regulator.[2]


The bank is a medium-sized financial services provider in Zimbabwe, serving large corporations, small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), as well as individuals. As of December 2013, its total asset base was valued at about US$281.5 million, with shareholders' equity of US$40.5 million.[3] In October 2011, the bank was the fifth-largest commercial bank in Zimbabwe, based on customer deposits, with a 7.1% marketshare.[4]


Barclays Bank Zimbabwe was established in 1912, and has operated continuously since. As of December 2011, BBZ employed 1,022 permanent staff, in a commercial banking network of 38 branches in all large urban areas in the country. The banks headquarters are located in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, and the largest city in that country.[5]


BBZ is a subsidiary of Barclays Bank Group, a British banking conglomerate, headquartered in London, with subsidiaries in over 50 countries and territories across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The stock of Barclays Bank Zimbabwe, is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, where it trades under the symbol BARC:ZH. The major shareholders in the bank are depicted in the table below:[6]

Barclays Bank Zimbabwe Stock Ownership
Rank Name of Owner Percentage Ownership
1 Afcarme Zimbabwe Holdings Limited of Zimbabwe[7] 67.7
2 Old Mutual of the United Kingdom 10.8
3 Private & Institutional Investors 22.5
Total 100.00

Graduate program[edit]

Barclays Bank Zimbabwe runs a prestigious graduate program run annually as part of its group wide graduate recruitment program. Graduates who make the cut are availed with opportunities to sharpen their banking skills and further their career inside the bank:[8]


As of May 2012, Barclays Bank Zimbabwe maintains a network of 39 branches and 45 active automated teller machines.[9] The location of the bank's branches includes the following locations:[10]

  1. First Street Branch – Barclay House, Jason Moyo Street at First Street, Harare Main Branch
  2. Agribusiness Branch – 2 Premium Close, Mt Pleasant, Harare
  3. Corporate Banking Centre – Birmingham Road at Paisley Road, Southerton, Harare
  4. Avondale Branch – King George Road, Avondale, Harare
  5. Borrowdale Branch – TM Supermarket Complex, Borrowdale Road, Borrowdale, Harare
  6. Cripps Road Branch – 31A Cripps Road, Kelvin Corner, Harare
  7. Highlands Branch – Enterprise Road, Highlands, Harare
  8. Pearl House Branch – First Street at Samora Machel Avenue, Harare
  9. Harare Street Branch – 118 Harare Street, Harare
  10. Highfields Branch – 977 Jabavu Drive, Highfields, Harare
  11. Msasa Branch – 120–121 Mutare Road, Msasa, Harare
  12. Main Street Branch – 100 Main Street, Bulawayo
  13. Belmont Branch – 16 Plumtree Road, Belmont, Bulawayo
  14. Beitbridge Branch – 348 Justia Road, Beitbridge
  15. Bindura Branch – 25 Main Street, Bindura
  16. Chinhoyi Branch – 5308 Magamba Way, Chinhoyi
  17. Chiredzi Branch = 57 Chilonga Drive, Chiredzi
  18. Gweru Branch – Main Street at Robert Mugabe Way, Gweru
  19. Marondera Branch – Hotel Street at The Green, Marondera
  20. Masvingo Branch – Robert Mugabe Street at Takawira Avenue, Masvingo
  21. Mutare Branch – 90 H. Chitepo Street, Mutare
  22. Kwekwe Branch – 32 North Mandela Way, Kwekwe
  23. Victoria Falls Branch – 254 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls
  24. Gokwe Branch – 972 Gokwe Growth Point, Gokwe
  25. Zvishavane Branch – Stand 1895, Zvishavane


The Chairman of BBZ is A. Mandiwanza. The Managing Director of the bank is George T. Guvamatanga.[11]

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