This move is in line with government’s agenda of achieving financial inclusion for all its citizens.
According to the bank, women constituted a significant of portion of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) market and as such played a critical role in the growth of small businesses in all sectors of the economy.
It was therefore necessary to involve them in the nation’s drive to achieve financial inclusion.
The program would also focus on providing business advice to women so that they can be able to effectively manage and grow their enterprises.
“Attracting more women into our system will give us the opportunity to support them to realise their possibilities and grow their business,” said Mrs Abakah.
Barclays SME club also created a platform where clients get to interact directly with officials of the bank.
Clients attending the clinic were taken through a series of sessions including Credit Sanctioning, Fraud Alerts, Forex Trading and Company succession plan among others.
These unique services from Barclays are designed to help their clients run efficient businesses and grow their portfolio.
Absa was until July 2018 known as Barclays Africa Group Limited. The group has majority shares in Barclays Bank Subsidiaries located in 11 African Countries.
The financial service provider is in the process of rebranding all its Barclays Bank subsidiaries to Absa as a way of expressing its new identity as a standalone African bank