Gulf African Bank (GAB) is committed to economic empowerment of women and inclusion of women in the financial sector. Women empowerment is the ability of women to determine their choices, power to control their own lives and influence change economically, locally and internationally. GAB’s women banking program cuts across all the business segments of the Bank i.e. Retail, SME, Corporate, Treasury and Trade finance. GAB has defined women owned enterprises as those with 50% + women shareholding; the women must be actively involved in the management of the business. All personal and business accounts are gender classified in the system so as to monitor growth of women owned enterprises as well as those banking in an individual capacity.
GAB continuously seeks to customize solutions to address the unique needs of women as individuals as well as powerhouse entrepreneurs. We understand and appreciate the unique role that women play in the society as wives, mothers, business women and professional women. Some of the customer value Points for our women clients include:
Annisaa Centers (Women only branches - for women by women) GAB has prestigious women only branches with dedicated staff who offer personalized service to our Annisaa customers. GAB is the first Bank to launch women only branches in East Africa. Our first Annisaa Centre was opened in Eastleigh, 2012.
Annisaa Advisory Team - GAB has a team that is dedicated to serve the women clients in our branches. All GAB branches have Annisaa champions who address the needs of the clients. Annisaa Finance product - GAB understands that a major hindrance for women to access finance (loans) is the fact that majority do not have tangible security. To ensure that women are enabled to access funds, the bank launched a financing product for women in micro enterprises to access funds.
Annisaa Auto Takaful (Insurance) - This Auto Takaful comprehensive cover has additional benefits that perfectly addresses the needs of women i.e. handbag cover, AA Kenya membership, trauma counseling, courtesy car etc
Annisaa Website - GAB’s women banking value Points goes beyond banking solutions. We are the first institution in Kenya to have a women only website that addresses the unique needs of women as individuals, parents, professionals and entrepreneurs.