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Absa Group Limited, and originally Amalgamated Banks of South Africa, is a South African-based financial services group, offering personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management, as well as bank assurance.



What does Absa stand for?

Amalgamated Banks of South Africa Limited

Amalgamated Banks of South Africa Limited (Absa) was formed in 1991 through the merger of UBS Holdings, the Allied and Volkskas Groups, and certain interests of the Sage Group.

Can you open Absa bank online?

Simply choose the bank account that suites your lifestyle, fill in the online application form and switch to Absa.

How do I contact Absa?

  1. For myself. Personal loans. TELEPHONE: 0860 100 372. EMAIL ADDRESS: Overdraft. TELEPHONE: … 
  2. For a car. Car finance. TELEPHONE: 0860 669 669. Islamic car finance. TELEPHONE: 0860 000 786. EMAIL ADDRESS: … 
  3. For a home. Home loans. TELEPHONE: 0860 111 007. EMAIL ADDRESS: International mortgages. TELEPHONE:

How do I open an Absa account?

What you need to open your account

  1. A valid bar-coded South African ID or a valid passport for foreign nationals.
  2. Proof of residence.