Diaspora Banking

Are you in the diaspora? 

As a Kenyan in the diaspora, it is important to have a reliable financial institution back home to cater for your financial needs of investing, supporting your loved ones back home among others. ABC Bank is your reliable partner with: online account opening, round the clock, responsive customer service, reliable channels to remit funds, competitive interest and forex rates, investment opportunities and advice offered by vetted, reputable firms. Our diaspora banking services offer you a unique experience . 

ABC Bank Head of Diaspora, Anthony Njenga, shares his journey in diaspora banking.

My earliest interaction with the diaspora was when my dad lived abroad when I was in school.

Back then he would send money back home by giving the cash to a trusted friend who was travelling back to Kenya. The channels for money remittances were few and very expensive making it inconvenient to send money for upkeep. These were the days I used to be so excited to go make a phone call to my dad at a call box, the old school telephones back in the days.

Years later after finishing high school, I got a chance to visit my family abroad. This time there were more channels but the challenge at the time was the difficulty for Kenyans in the diaspora to open accounts both in Kenya and outside the country. I remember someone had to have so many documents. The list of requirements was as long as a health check for an organ donor.

Fast forward to 2008, I got the opportunity to go abroad at a time where the Kenyan financial market was starting to focus on the Kenyan diaspora. It was so fulfilling to see how times had changed at the ease of sending money. I helped a lot of loved ones and customers open accounts and even helped them invest in property back home that year.

You may ask, why diaspora? As an actual beneficiary of my dad sending money back home when I was a child and seeing the challenges, progress and results of how the diaspora remittances has transformed my life and I am sure many other people, it’s my way of giving back and building better. To me, patriotism isn’t doing big heroic things, it’s doing my part in making life better for people in the diaspora since this enables them to invest back home and build a better country and a better future for our children.

Over my 15 years of banking experience, my fulfillment is in seeing the growth and progression of customers. From going abroad and sending money back home for upkeep, to building family homes and now investing in properties, seeing the small and big milestones that each person covers really gives me so much hope for a better tomorrow.

If you are in the diaspora, feel free to reach out to me and let’s have a chat on how we can support your financial needs whether it’s banking, investing or even insurance on 0724897462

Diaspora Banking
From saving to day to day transactions, our diaspora accounts are tailored to cater for your financial needs. We make it worth your while with high interest earning saving accounts, affordable current accounts and youngstar accounts for the kids.
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Money Remittance
Sending and receiving money all over the world should not be a stressful day. At ABC Bank, we have partnered with money tranfer operators to make sending money to your loved ones affordable, fast and secure. You can send money via our international partners: Western Union, Moneygram and Aldahab Exchange or our local partners Safaricom via M-Pesa and Airtel via Airtel Money.
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Internet Banking
Difference in hours or locations across the globe should never be a problem. With ABC Internet Banking, you get to access banking services 24/7 at the tap of a button. You get to: Transfer funds from account to account via RTGS, EFT and International transfers Transfer funds from account to M-Pesa Internal transfers from your Foreign Currency Account to Kenya Shilling Account Make Bulk Payments via M-Pesa
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East or west we all know home is best. What better way than to invest back home in your motherland. Whether it’s for your loved ones or even retirement, at ABC Bank we offer you the best investing services through our financial investment wing ABC Capital. You get to invest in the stock exhange, treasury bills and bonds and get to be advised by industry experts on trends and investing opportunities. For more information contact our financial experts at ABC Capital via 07xx
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Why should the foreign currency fluctuations worry you when you have the ABC treasury team at your service? Get competitive forex deals direct from our treasury team. Also get to enjoy If you are a trader you can secure your foreign currency with our imports/exports forwards
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Being far away in the diaspora, does not mean you cannot secure yourself or your loved ones. Our ABC Insurance team has a wide range of insurance products to protect individuals, families and even businesses. From education plans (hakika), final expense life insurance (kwaheri) to travel insurance, we secure your future by giving you the assurance you need.
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Debit Cards
Making payments should be fast, convenient and secure. That’s what the ABC Debit MasterCard, which is available in bothe KES and USD, does for you. Make online payments and POS payments with just a swap. No cash, no problem, just swipe! Need we add that we have a 24 hour customer card support ready to assist you? We’ve definitely got you covered! Need a card? Holla at us via
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Customer Service
An emergency at night? Time difference? Working in shifts? No need to worry. Our 24/7 customer support are here for that reason. You can email, call and even whatsapp us at any hour of the day or night and we will assist you. Talk to us anytime at talk2us@abcthebank.com or call/whatsapp us via +254701700700
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Here’s what you will enjoy…

  1. Our current and savings accounts are all interest earning, so that your money works for you round the clock.
  2. Enjoy the convenience of managing your transactions through our robust mobile app and Internet Banking platform.
  3. We offer a variety of reasonably priced loan facilities
  4. Our interest rates on fixed, flexi-fixed and call deposits are simply amazing; comparable to the best in the market.
  5. super competitive forex rates
  6. We offer a wide array of remittance/money transfer options
  7. We work with great partners to offer various investment products – whether property, stocks,  bills or bonds, you can trust us to offer you amazing deals with limited hassle.
  8. We have developed a unique bouquet of affordable, accessible insurance products to cater for unforeseen bumps in the road of life e.g. death of family members in Kenya or the repatriation of a loved one who passes on outside the country.
  9. Our team is available to you 24/7 and offers warm, personalized service. We tend to go out of our way for our customers a great deal, for example, purchasing air tickets for customers that need our help, or delivering Valentine’s gifts for loved ones. With us, you are family.

Feel free to browse through some of the articles we have written in the past about my unique diaspora experiences and insights.

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