cbe

USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
CHF
61.7733
63.0088
,
SEK
4.9426
5.0415
,
NOK
4.8382
4.935
,
DKK
7.6177
7.7701
,
DJF
,
JPY
0.3318
0.3384
,
CAD
38.0352
38.7959
,
SAR
13.8591
14.1363
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353
,
XAF
0.012
0.0122
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
35.0416
35.7424
,
SDR
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.1607
7.3039
,
KWD
179.4572
183.0463

awash

USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
CHF
61.7733
63.0088
,
SAR
13.8591
14.1363
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353
,
CAD
38.0352
38.7959

abyssinia

GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
CHF
61.7733
63.0088
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
CAD
38.0352
38.7959
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353
,
SAR
13.8591
14.1363
,
SEK
4.9426
5.0415
,
NOK
4.8382
4.935

abay

USD
55.8018
56.9178
,
EUR
60.0874
61.2891
,
GBP
70.1819
71.5855
,
CHF
63.3607
64.6279
,
AUD
36.5948
37.3267
,
AED
15.1953
15.4992
,
CNY
7.775
7.9305
,
DKK
8.059
8.2202
,
DJF
0.3125
0.3188
,
INR
0.6691
0.6825
,
JPY
0.3816
0.3892
,
KES
0.3636
0.3709
,
NOK
5.1001
5.2021
,
SAR
14.8773
15.1748
,
ZAR
2.919
2.9774
,
SEK
5.3255
5.432
,
SDR
74.1829
75.6666

zemen

CAD
42.1542
42.9973
,
EUR
62.5113
63.7615
,
GBP
74.3797
75.8673
,
SEK
5.4388
5.5476
,
USD
57.4183
58.5667

buna

nib

GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
CHF
61.7733
63.0088
,
USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
CAD
38.0352
38.7959
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353
,
SAR
13.8591
14.1363

berhan

wegagen

USD
57.212
58.3562
,
GBP
69.2475
70.6325
,
EURO
61.1024
62.3244
,
CAD
37.593
38.3449
,
AUD
34.1883
34.8721
,
CHF
61.2047
62.4288
,
SEK
4.901
4.999
,
NOK
4.8468
4.9437
,
DKK
7.4131
7.5614
,
DJF
0.2862
0.3268
,
INR
0.6848
0.6985
,
KSH
0.4418
0.4506
,
JPY
0.329
0.3356
,
SAR
13.7998
14.0758
,
AED
14.0958
14.3777
,
ZAR
3.1723
3.2357
,
CNY
7.1366
7.2793
,
KWD
178.0416
181.6024

dgb

USD
57.3597
58.5069
,
GBP
72.864
74.3213
,
EUR
61.7248
62.9593
,
CHF
63.4931
64.763
,
CAD
41.9265
42.765

enat

USD
57.2406
58.3854
,
GBP
72.5868
74.0385
,
CHF
64.4819
65.7715
,
SEK
5.1879
5.2917
,
NOK
5.1733
5.2768
,
DKK
8.1014
8.2634
,
KES
0.4271
0.4356
,
JPY
0.3673
0.3746
,
DJF
0.3181
0.3245
,
CAD
41.1312
41.9538
,
AUD
36.4897
37.2195
,
SAR
15.1424
15.4452
,
AED
15.5162
15.8261
,
ZAR
2.9861
3.0458
,
CNY
7.846
8.0029

addis

nbe

USD
57.4395
58.0139
,
GBP
74.8264
74.8552
,
CHF
64.6841
64.7133
,
SEK
5.4614
5.4629
,
NOK
5.3461
5.3473
,
DKK
8.4174
8.418
,
DJF
0.3217
0.3235
,
INR
0.6874
0.6878
,
KES
0.4393
0.4427
,
JPY
0.3667
0.3667
,
CAD
42.0279
42.031
,
AUD
38.72
38.7487
,
SAR
15.3139
15.3147
,
AED
15.6379
15.6387
,
EUR
62.7929
62.7986
,
XDR
76.1763
76.1763
,
ZAR
3.1622
3.1629
,
CNY
7.9124
7.9144
,
KWD
187.9133
188.0339

dashen

USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
CHF
61.7733
63.0088
,
SEK
4.9426
5.0415
,
NOK
4.8382
4.935
,
DKK
7.6177
7.7701
,
JPY
0.3318
0.3384
,
CAD
38.0352
38.7959
,
SAR
13.8591
14.1363
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
DJF
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
35.0416
35.7424
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.1607
7.3039
,
KWD
179.4572
183.0463
,
AED

oromia

USD
57.4344
58.5831
,
GBP
74.4809
75.9705
,
EUR
62.6035
63.8556
,
CHF
64.1367
65.4194
,
SAR
15.3126
15.6189
,
AED
15.6365
15.9492

lion

coop

USD
57.4344
58.5831
,
GBP
74.4809
75.9705
,
EUR
62.6035
63.8556
,
SAR
15.3126
15.6189
,
AED
15.6365
15.9492

gadaa

USD
57.3701
58.5175
,
GBP
69.8498
71.2468
,
EUR
61.9425
63.1814
,
AED
14.1352
14.4179
,
SAR
13.8402
14.117
,
CHF
60.8558
62.0729

hijra

EUR
48
45
,
USD
52.46
62.82
,
GBP
96.55
101.88
,
AED
59.75
63.41
,
KWD
30
25
,
SAR
23
20

amhara

tsehay

USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
CAD
38.0352
38.7959
,
SAR
13.8591
14.1363
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353

tsedey

USD
57.4395
58.5883
,
EUR
62.7929
64.0488
,
GBP
71.4592
72.8884
,
AED
14.1523
14.4353

Abay Bank Review

Abay Bank

Abay Bank

7.2 Rating

15% Loan Interest

Zero Balance Accounts

Muday Services

Agent Banking

Abay Bedeje

A banking service closer to home

Written by: abenezer   Proof Read by:  abenezer

Pros and Cons

Its services are from 9:00 PM Monday to Saturday.
Specific accounts can be opened with an initial of zero balance
over467 number oof brunches
Has less usage of Internet Banking

Abay Bank Information

Contact Information

Diaspora Benefits

  • Investment Loan
  • Automobile Loan
  • Mortgage Loan
  • Consumer Loan
  • Optional Diaspora Saving Accounts

Internet Banking

  • Can Check Balance
  • Can Transfer Money
  • View Account Statement
  • Can Control Progress
  • Can Pay Bills Online

Mobile Banking

  • Mobile Application
  • Balance Inquery
  • USSD Application
  • Mobile Top Up
  • Money Transfer

Loan Interest

  • Personal Automobile Loan 17
  • Diaspora Mortgage Loan 8.5
  • Corporate Loan 17.5
  • Investment Loan 17.5
  • Working Capital Loan 17.5

Saving Interest

  • Personal Saving 7%
  • Women Saving 7.215%
  • Youth Saving 7.215%
  • Teen Saving 7.215%

Apply for a loan here

Banks Ethiopia gives you the access and information you need to get car loan and house loan services in Ethiopia from the bank of your choice. If you are a non resident and/or a foreigner with origin of Ethiopia looking for these loan services, make sure to visit our diaspora mortgage loan and diaspora vehicle loan pages to acquire a more detailed information.

Abay Bank Exchange Rate

The exchange rate for Abay bank can also be found at ourexchange rates page, along with all other banks’ exchange rates in Ethiopia today.

code name buying buyingTrend selling sellingTrend
USD United States Dollar 55.8018 56.9178
EUR Euro 60.0874 61.2891
GBP British Pound Sterling 70.1819 71.5855
CHF Swiss Franc 63.3607 64.6279
AUD Australian Dollar 36.5948 37.3267
AED United Arab Emirates Dirham 15.1953 15.4992
CNY Chinese Yuan 7.775 7.9305
DKK Danish Krone 8.059 8.2202
DJF Djiboutian Franc 0.3125 0.3188
INR Indian Rupee 0.6691 0.6825
JPY Japanese Yen 0.3816 0.3892
KES Kenyan Shilling 0.3636 0.3709
NOK Norwegian Krone 5.1001 5.2021
SAR Saudi Riyal 14.8773 15.1748
ZAR South African Rand 2.919 2.9774
SEK Swedish Krona 5.3255 5.432
SDR SDR 74.1829 75.6666

Abay Bank

History of Abay Bank starts at its foundation on July 14, 2010, and afterward started its operation on the 4th of November of 2010. More than 4,100 shareholders have invested in Abay Bank, and the capital has surpassed 2.5 Billion Birr, with a paid-up capital of 1.7 Billion Birr Abay Bank head office is found at the capital of the country,Addis Ababa.

Services Provided by Abay Bank

Multichannel Banking

Agent Banking

With Agent Banking, Abay bank offers its banking services to cover un banking customers, in alliance with the National Bank of Ethiopia’s directive

Agent: is someone who is involved in a commercial/business activity and is contracted by a financial institution to issue the services of the financial institution on its behalf.

Agent Banking is someone who takes care of the banking business on behalf of a financial institution via an agent. The agent uses various service delivery channels to conduct a banking service

Abay Agent Banking service allows banking services via

  • Supermarket
  • Pharmacy
  • Kiosk, and
  • other outlets

Abay Agent banking is known as “Abay Bedeje”, which means that the banking service is closer to home. Abay Bank’s Agent Banking services have the following:

  • Saving & Mobile Opening,
  • Deposit & Withdrawal on mobile account
  • Payment, etc.

Savings Accounts

Special Saving Account

Children’s Saving Account

The Children’s Special Saving Account is a special account opened by  Guardians/parents who are able to open an account for their children. With a better interest rate, parents/guardians can start saving for their kids with Abay Bank.

Women’s Saving Account

Abay Bank has an account specifically for women with better and enhanced features

Abay Bank offers these features in the Women’s Special Saving Account:

  • Provided only for women
  • Withdrawal of cash is allowed at any time and any amount.
  • Women have a higher interest rate of 7.215% with Abay Bank
  • Can be opened by individuals or in joints
  • The initial balance can be zero balance as long as the customer is to make a deposit within a month of opening a Women’s Saving Account.
Youth’s Saving Account

Youth’s savings account is targeting individuals aged between 18 & 24. The account can be opened either individually or jointly as long as all the members are in the specified age group, which is 18 & 24. Youth customers of Abay Bank can enjoy the following services:Withdrawal of cash is allowed at any time and any amount,Youths’ saving account will have a higher interest rate amounting to 7.215%

The initial balance can be zero balance as long as the customer is to make a deposit within a month of opening a Youth’s Saving Account

Saving Deposit Account

This is an interest-bearing deposit, which is allowed to have an initial deposit of 25 Birr as a minimum.

Demand/ Current Account

Operated by a cheque, a demand/current account is a non-interest bearing account with an initial deposit for individuals/individual trade operators of 250 Birr, and PLCs/others of 500 Birr.

Fixed – Time Deposit Account

The time deposit account receives a deposit for a certain time frame, as Abay Bank provides a higher interest rate for such account holders. The minimum balance for a deposit is 100,000 Birr.

Special Saving Account (SSA) | Negotiable Order of Withdrawal (NOW) Account

NOW has a minimum deposit of 1,000 Birr. If An account has less than 50,000 Birr, it is not to bear any interest.

Abay Bank allows those interested to have an interest in their SSA/NOW accounts to have a frequency of withdrawals of 3 times per month.

No passbook is required to operate SSA/ NOW account. As an alternative, Abay bank is to issue a checkbook.

Provident Fund Account

This is tailored to serve the adminis­tration of provident funds accounts.

Zero Balance Account

By transferring funds from a savings account, Abay Bank offers a Zero Balance Account type for its customers, which sustains a contributing account at zero.

Foreign – Currency Accounts

If the source of the fund is from abroad, a customer can open a foreign currency account with Abay Bank, where the source of the fund is to be maintained in either hard currency or in Birr. Abay Bank offers many types of Foreign Currency Accounts:

  • Diaspora Accounts
  • Non-Resident Transferable
  • Non-Resident Transferable Foreign-Currency
  • Non-Resident Non-transferable

Credit (Loan Facility)

Abay Bank S.C. is providing Loans and Advances to the following Economic Sectors in the form of Term Loan, Overdraft Facility, and Revolving Facilities.

Abay Banks offers loans and advances as term loans, overdraft facility, and revolving facilities for these sectors:

  • International Trade:
    • Export
    • Import
  • Domestic Trade and Service
  • Mines, Power & Water Resources
  • Building & Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Hotels & Tourism
  • Manufacturing & Industry
  • Transport & Communication

Abay Bank launched its special facilities, such as:

  • Diaspora Investment Loan
  • Private Employment Agencies & Overseas Workers Loans

Additionally, Abay Bank has credit Products that include:

  • Long Term Project Financing: Either independently or via Long Term Project
  • Financing independently or via Syndicate arrangement
  • Import Letter of Credit & Credit Settlement Loan
  • Merchandise Loan
  • Overdraft, Overdrawal, and Temporary Overdrafts Facilities
  • Pre-shipment, Revolving, and Advance on Export Bills Credit Facility

Abay Bank also has credit facilities to:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Consulting Firms
  • Municipalities, City & Towns
  • Micro-Finance Institutions, and
  • Other banks.

Guarantee Facilities

Upon the request of its customers, Abay Bank is able to issue several types of forms of local guarantees, such as:

  • Advance Payment Guarantee
  • Performance Bond Guarantee
  • Bid Bond Guarantee
  • Suppliers Credit Guarantee, etc.

International Banking

Many varieties of inter­national banking services that are offered by Abay Bank, for example:

For Export

  • Documentary Collections
  • Advance Payment
  • Consignment Basis
  • Letter of Credit

For Import

  • Imports on Advance Payment ‘TT’
  • Documentary Collection, known as ‘Import CAD’
  • Documentary Credit, known as ‘Import L/C’

Foreign Bank Guarantee

  • Bid and/or Performance Bond
  • Advance Payment & others

Correspondent Bank

For a long time, Abay Bank has been working with prestigious and international correspondent banks

Diaspora Banking

With Abay Bank’s Diaspora Banking, customers are promised to have access to:

Credit Facilities:

  • Diaspora Mortgage Loan,
  • Diaspora Investment Loan.
  • Abay Bank’s abroad’s agents
  • Insurance Service, as Abay Bank will act as a facilitator

Diaspora Mortgage Loan

As Abay Bank is in the role of the facilitator for its Diaspora customers, they can now own their house by just saving 40% of the cost in foreign currency, as the bank offers and arranges mortgage loan scheme

Interest-Free Banking (IFB)

IFB banking service offered by Abay Bank can be utilized by governmental/non-governmental organizations ‘NGOs’ and individuals. As it is following the principles of Sharia law in all of its branches, Abay Bank is committed to offering the support of modern technology, which includes these services:

  • Mudarabah Term Deposit | Investment Account
  • Mudarabah Saving Account.
  • Wadiah Current as well as Saving Account

Interest-Free Financing Services

  • Free
    • Cost Loans | Qard Al-Hasan
  • Istisna
  • Ijarah
  • Mudarabah
  • Murabaha
  • Musharakah
  • Salam

Others

  • Foreign Exchange Services
  • Hawala
  • Letter of Guarantee Facility | Kafala,

Under the Interest-Free Banking Services, businesses related to usury/ interest, alcohol, pork, gambling, casino, pornography, dead meat, and dead animal trading are prohibited.

Other Services

Apart from all those services, Abay Bank prides itself in bringing other services as well, such as:

“Muday” Saving Account Service

Muday account allows customers to save money at their home in boxes and deposit that saved amount on a timely basis in their saving account at any branch.

Gift Card Saving Account Service

Customers who want to present gifts to their family, friends, and relatives can now do that at special events, such as holidays, Birthdays, Weddings, Graduations, etc.

The gift card account can be converted into instant cash or be used to buy goods & services from stores that have Abay Bank as their partners.

Club Saving Account Service

This account type allows its account holders to have a better and higher interest rate to save money for specific purposes for the purpose of vacations and/or trips, like holidays, birthdays, weddings, etc

Education Saving Account Service

This authorizes Abay Bank’s customers to cover expenses for their children in regards to educational fees at all the levels

  • Primary Cycle Education
  • Tertiary or postgraduate levels
Van Banking Service

Abay Bank has its services via Van Banking Services, to reach places and locations where banks aren’t available and cover less populated areas.

Senior Citizens’ Saving Account Service

Senior Citizens by Abay Bank has higher interest rates for its account holders who are 50 years old and more, as those interested people can have their accounts opened easily and start saving their money.

Charity Saving Account

This is a premium interest-bearing saving account that is targeted to raise funds from money deposited by individuals or Governmental & Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Those who are interested to support a charity institution can now do that by having their interest earned on their deposited money to go to such charities.

The calculated interest rate will be transferred to a charity organization that is to be used for charitable purposes

Digital Banking

Abay Online Banking

Abay E-Banking has customers in control of their own financial operations. Access to Abay Bank account online has become much easier. You can basically conduct any financial operation wherever you are, whenever you want. Abay Online Banking includes Balance & Loan inquiry, Card information inquiry, Loan request, Fund transfer, Ordering & opposing checkbook, Short statement, Daily & previous day’s foreign exchange rate, Salary & Bills payment, Activation, deactivation, request of cards, and replacement of cards, and more

Abay Card Banking

You can access your banking services at any time via Abay ATMs, as it provides the following: >Fund transfer, Statement request, Order a Checkbook, Cardless transaction to send and receive money, Check to stop payment order, Balance inquiry, Cash withdrawal, Short statements, and Other services.

Abay Bank Mobile Banking

Abay Mobile Banking services are found on all mobile platforms, using the application on both Android and IOS or the USSD. Not only does it serve its customers, but also every mobile subscriber. It provides the following two sub-services:

Informational Services:
  • Balance Request: this shows you the available balance currently in your account.
  • Short Statement Request: A Short Statement informs you about your latest 5 transactions you have done on your account.
  • Cheque book request: Abay Bank’s customers are able to execute a request for cheque books if their account possesses a cheque facility.
Financial and Banking News
  • Geolocations: Abay Bank’s Geolocation service within Abay Mobile Banking lets you know about the nearby locations of ATM, Branch, Agent Locations, and how distant you are from those locations
    • Forex Rates
    • Contacts
  • Transactional Services:
    • Money Send / Transfer
    • This is a money transfer where one executes transactions to another one’s account, or to a phone number if the recipient is a walk-in customer. He/she is to see our agents and then be able to fetch the sent money.
    • Utility Payments
      • Using Abay Bank’s Agents, the customers can do payments to merchants, such as retail businesses, restaurants, and paying bills by a mobile phone; and that all can be done once an agent of Abay Bank is found.
  • Cash Deposit
    • You must be a customer of Abay Bank to do deposits and credit an account. Walk-in customers don’t have the permission to deposit money into an account.
  • Cash Withdrawal
    • Customers can debit their account if it has been credited either in:<
      • Person to Person credit
      • Account to Person credit
      • Cash-out transfer
        • In this case, the customer has to have both a withdrawal and reference number, as the customer is expected to have them.
  • Customers can conduct cash withdrawals in any of these channels:
    • ATM
    • Agents
      • In Agents Cash Withdrawal, there is no ATM card needed to execute such a service.
  • Bill Payments
  • Customers can pay recurring payments and do transactions and send transactions with companies that have pre-agreed to work with Abay Bank
  • E-Top up
  • Customers of Abay Bank can also fetch airtime to recharge their number from the application.

Abay Bank  Credit Scores, Worthiness, and Credit History

the credit score worthiness and credit history of Abay Bank are as follows:

Credit Score Worthiness:

  • As of 2023, Abay Bank’s credit score worthiness was rated as “Good” by the NBE. This means that the bank has a strong ability to meet its financial obligations and has a low risk of default.

Credit History:

  • Abay Bank’s credit history is considered “Clean” as of 2023. This means that the bank has a good track record of repaying its debts on time and has not had any significant defaults or late payments.

Here are some key statistics from the report :

  • Abay Bank’s credit-to-deposit ratio was 34.5% in 2023, which is within the acceptable range.
  • The bank’s non-performing loan (NPL) ratio was 4.1% in 2023, which is relatively low compared to other banks in Ethiopia.
  • Abay Bank’s liquidity ratio was 34.6% in 2023, indicating that it has sufficient liquid assets to meet its short-term obligations.

Banking Fees

Account Opening Fees:

  • Personal Account: ETB 50 (approximately USD 1.25)
  • Savings Account: ETB 50 (approximately USD 1.25)
  • Business Account: ETB 100 (approximately USD 2.50)

Transaction Fees:

  • Withdrawal from ATM: ETB 10-20 (approximately USD 0.25-0.50) per transaction
  • Withdrawal from counter: ETB 20-30 (approximately USD 0.50-0.75) per transaction
  • Deposit to account: ETB 10-20 (approximately USD 0.25-0.50) per transaction
  • Transfer to another Abay Bank account: ETB 10-20 (approximately USD 0.25-0.50) per transaction
  • Transfer to other banks: ETB 50-100 (approximately USD 1.25-2.50) per transaction

Card Fees:

  • Debit Card issuance fee: ETB 100-200 (approximately USD 2.50-5.00)
  • Credit Card issuance fee: ETB 500-1,000 (approximately USD 12.50-25.00)
  • Annual Card maintenance fee: ETB 500-1,000 (approximately USD 12.50-25.00)

Other Fees:

  • Cheque book issuance fee: ETB 50-100 (approximately USD 1.25-2.50)
  • Cheque book replacement fee: ETB 20-50 (approximately USD 0.50-1.25)
  • Stop Payment fee: ETB 20-50 (approximately USD 0.50-1.25)

Important Note The offers and terms listed above are subject to change without notice and may vary depending on your specific account type, account status, and other factors also note that the exchange rates provided are approximate and may vary depending on the current exchange rate at the time of the transaction

Financial Reports

Abay Bank’s Financial Performance:

  • Total Assets: ETB 123.8 billion (approximately USD 3.1 billion)
  • Total Liabilities: ETB 93.2 billion (approximately USD 2.4 billion)
  • Total Equity: ETB 30.6 billion (approximately USD 777 million)
  • Net Profit: ETB 5.5 billion (approximately USD 138 million)
  • Return on Equity (ROE): 18.2%
  • Return on Assets (ROA): 4.5%

Capital Adequacy:

  • Capital Adequacy Ratio: 18.1%
  • Tier-1 Capital Ratio: 14.3%

Asset Quality:

  • Non-Performing Loans (NPLs): ETB 5.5 billion (approximately USD 138 million)
  • NPL Ratio: 4.4%
  • Provision Coverage Ratio: 80.9%

Liquidity:

  • Liquidity Ratio: 36.1%
  • Cash Reserve Ratio: 27.5%

Efficiency:

  • Cost-to-Income Ratio: 41.2%
  • Return on Assets (ROA): 4.5%

Contact Information

Toll-free Number: 8834

Abay Bank phone number: +251 115 571 043

Abay Bank email address: [email protected]

SWIFT: ABAYETAA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Abay Bank Head Office: Zequala Complex, Jomo Kenyatta Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

7.2

Abay Bank

Loan Interest

5.3

Mobile Banking

8

Internet Banking

6

Saving Interest

8.5

Customer Service

8.6

Diaspora Benefit

7

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