Alliance Accounts

Key Facts

Embassies and diplomatic missions have a critical role to play in maintaining the welfare of Africa's poorest communities. Their unique structure and purpose calls for a sophisticated and bespoke banking solution and a close working partnership from their financial service provider.
Our long standing relationship with these organizations has transcended the tradition bank/client role to become an active partnership with shared goals and ideals.
In addition to the above, as a large multinational organization, we can draw on our wide-ranging network to optimise the management of your organization's financial resources, provide made-to-order financial solutions for your organisation.

Financial Solution for your specific needs

The key benefits we offer include:

  • A multi-national and dedicated local relationship manager, who will initiate a face to face consultation with you in order to compile a portfolio of banking products that meet your requirements. Your relationship manager will be available to you at all times, should you require assistance with our account.
  • Your relationship manager also works with treasury manager to supply your representatives with key local and global market trends, providing competitive rates leveraging off our Pan-African and global network.
  • Our corporate service centres are located at key branches to provide banking services to key corporate customers. In addition to extended banking hours, the corporate services centres are equipped to ensure quick processing query tracking and resolution.
  • Several options are available for receiving your banking information in a timely manner. Statement can be provided via surface mail on a specific date, through electronic mail or even hand-delivered to make your banking as convenient as possible.
  • As an AA rated bank that has been in operation internationally for over 300 years and in Africa for over 80 years, Barclays has an excellent track record where security is concerned. Rest assured that the utmost care is taken at all times to secure your transactions.
  • Barclays complies with a tightly controlled operating environment that meets or exceeds regulatory standards. Regulation is undertaken by the financial services Authority of the United Kingdom and also by the respective regulatory authorities in the countries in which we operate.
  • The alliance account, which has been developed specifically for embassies and Diplomatic missions, with benefits including:
    1. Advanced international and local payments and collection products, enabling you to maximise the funds you receive so that you can continue to make a difference.
    2. The best possible rates and tariffs so that your funds are applied where they are needed the most.
    3. Total cash management facilities, from collection of your cash banking (Bank direct) to payment of staff and suppliers by cash or electronically (Pay Direct).

Expertise, reputation and commitment

Barclays bank has received recognition, both locally and internationally, for outstanding achievement in the world of banking.

  • Barclays was recently named the 'Best bank in Africa' by the prestigious financial publication Banker at an award ceremony held in London. Barclays PLC received two other major awards: 'Best UK Bank' and 'Best capital raising bank' at the same event.
  • In a 2004 survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers/Nation, Barclays bank was voted the most respected Financial Institution in the East African region.

Barclays has the capabilities, experience and resources to provide a total banking solution for your organization.