Groupe Rawji established Rawbank in 2002, combining its spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship with its deep knowledge of the DRC economy. It has quickly become a world-class, global financial institution, providing banking and financial products and services to a vast customer base through its network of over 100 branches in all 18 provinces of the country; and it is headquartered in Kinshasa.
With over 2,500 employees, we are proud to be able to serve over 400,000 retail, SME, and corporate clients. With total assets exceeding USD 4.5 billion, Rawbank currently enjoys a leading market share within the financial services sector.
Rawbank respects world class governance standards in line with industry practices enforced by comprehensive management and board level committees as well. Ensuring strong corporate governance standards and a well-capitalized balance sheet, Rawbank aims to continue serving the Congolese population for generations to come.
With technology in the financial services sector evolving rapidly, Rawbank strives to adopt the latest tools to enhance the customer experience, and ensure operational efficiency through its business processes, this has become a strategic imperative for the organisation. It has the country’s largest network of automated payment systems, which in partnership with Visa, MasterCard, and UnionPay, continually keeps pace with technological progress. Rawbank also provides Moneygram money services for national and international money transfers.
Rawbank benefits from strong support not only through its global network of correspondent banks, but also from a range of development financial institutions such as International Finance Corporation (IFC), African Development Bank (AfDB), Shelter Afrique, Trade Development Bank, BADEA (Arab Bank of Economic Development in Africa) and FPM (Fonds pour l'inclusion financière en RD Congo).
In 2008, Rawbank opened its first representative office outside DRC in Belgium.
Rawbank was named Bank of the Year by “The Banker’’ (Financial Times) in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2016. Rawbank was honoured by Global Finance magazine as the Best Bank for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 as well as the Safest Bank in 2015, 2016 and 2018. Rawbank ranked 4th in Central Africa in Jeune Afrique for 2019. In addition, Rawbank was in top 5 companies in Central Africa as per Conseil Français des Investisseurs en Afrique (CIAN) (French Council of Investors in Africa) for 2020.
Rawbank continues to have well developed plans to expand in the DRC's principal economic points, bringing the country’s banking into the 21st century.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We are committed to promoting financial inclusion throughout the DRC.
Rawbank joined the United Nations Global Compact Programme, when it was launched in the DRC in September 2017 an initiative which encourages companies to adopt, support and apply, within their sphere of influence, a set of fundamental values in the fields of human rights, labour standards, environment and anti-corruption.
On 14 September 2018, Rawbank published its very first COP (Communication On Progress) on the Global Compact website in which it presented the various advances made in the fields of CSR (Human rights, labour standards, environment, anti-corruption).
In November 2020, RAWBANK published its first Social and Environmental Responsibility Report; a report through which Rawbank demonstrates its commitment to the sustainable development of the Democratic Republic of Congo and its ambition to contribute significantly to the country's emergence.
RAWBANK, the leading banking institution in the DRC, has actively participated in the pilot tree nursery of 1 billion trees for the 2023 climate initiative in order to achieve the country's sustainable development goals and mark its commitment to the fight against climate change.
To find out more about Rawbank, please visit:
RAWBANK SA, 66, “The Atrium”, Avenue Colonel Lukusa, Gombe, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo.