Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited (BBB) has been named Botswana’s ‘Best Investment Bank Year 2018’ by Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Finance. EMEA Finance has as its editorial vision to be ‘the independent voice’ – one that speaks at the highest level of integrity and journalistic ethics – for the financial community, its customers, and suppliers across the EMEA region.
EMEA aspires to deliver compelling, relevant and thoughtful reporting about the activities, challenges and opportunities that exist in one of the world’s most dynamic and emerging regions – the combined emerging Europe, Middle East, and Africa to facilitate, motivate and stimulate the dialogue among and between its audience. “We are proud to be the recipients of this prestigious award and to be named ‘Best Investment Bank Year 2018’. We are committed to deliver on our strategy and through endurance and tenacity we will make it all possible. We remain optimistic of the future and our team remains brave, passionate and ready as we bring the possibilities for our clients to life,” said Barclays Bank of Botswana Managing Director, Reinette van der Merwe.
Leading companies accessing capital and financial market services benefit from EMEA's regular review of products and services. Institutional investors, fund managers, private equity professionals, and business people working across the EMEA region derive value by participating in the dialogue stimulated by EMEA coverage. "We are excited to be part of a financial services group that Africa can be proud of. The transition presents our bank as a more modern, fast thinking and relevant organisation that is truly an African bank that is for the people," van der Merwe added.
The Bank has continued its determination to become a business which is digitally led, digitally capable and scalable. Investing in cutting edge technology to enhance efficiency levels across the business continues to positively impact customers and reposition Barclays as one of the leading financial services providers in the market.
van der Merwe said Barclays led the market by launching the first bank to wallet service and the Dynamic Currency Conversion. She said the recently refreshed Barclays App provides a more secure user experience given the biometric security feature that the bank has introduced. "It is through these innovations that we continue to improve our service offering and customer experience. Our Shared Growth strategy remains the focus of our Citizenship Agenda and 2018 ushered in exciting new opportunities to make a marked difference in the lives of the communities in which we operate. Through this we reaffirm our continued commitment to economic and socio-economic growth in Botswana," said van der Merwe.