Bank Windhoek was established in 1982, when a group of Namibian entrepreneurs took over eight local branches of Volkskas Bank. The aim was to create a financially independent bank for Namibians in Namibia. Currently, Bank Windhoek is operating under the umbrella of Capricorn Group, of which Capricorn Investment Holding is the main shareholder.
As a unique Namibian bank, our heritage has always played a vital role in the way we approach our banking. Being Namibian, we have always had a set of challenges along the way. Not only have these challenges helped shape us in the bank we are today, but they have also cemented our legacy as a unique Namibian bank for Namibians. By keeping our roots firmly grounded in what we know best – our country and its people – our commitment towards building relationships within the communities we operate in, remains a key focus of our organisation and tangible through various socio-economic and consumer education initiatives.
Bank Windhoek also remains committed to give its clients the best advice on using their bank accounts as efficiently and effectively as possible. As the financial partner of our clients, our range of consumer education initiatives are therefore aimed at empowering our clients and the Namibian public with knowledge, enabling them to make more informed decisions about their finances and increasing their financial literacy
FirstRand Namibia is Namibia’s largest commercial banking group and, and according to The Banker Magazine of London, Namibia’s best bank for ten years.
FirstRand Namibia has grown into a leading banking service provider in the country, and through active upskilling and localisation programs today employs more than 2 200 Namibian citizens, providing banking services via 55 branches and agencies throughout Namibia, while providing multi-faceted financial services and products to the nation.
Within the FirstRand Namibia Group is First National Bank of Namibia Limited, WesBank, RMB Namibia, Ashburton, FNB Insurance Brokers, OUTsurance, and FNB Unit Trusts. FNB Namibia Ltd provides a full range of banking services to individuals, while FNB Business and RMB Namibia offer services and solutions that meet the needs of enterprises – both large and small – throughout the country.