Frequently Asked Questions


When was the Bank Established?

Abay Bank was officially established on July 14, 2010 and started operation on November 4, 2010.



Why is the Bank Named "Abay Bank?"

The Great Abay River is a dramatic spectacle and a symbol of natural strength and grandeur. It is not only a magnificent sight to visit, but also a river with immense potential for our country’s development.This tremendous natural strength similarly explains why we are named Abay.



Where is the Location of Abay Bank's Head Office?

Jomo Kenyata Avenue, around Bambis, in front of NOC Gas Station, Zequala Complex



What Kinds of Services Does the Bank Offer?



What Makes Abay Bank Unique from Other Banks?



Does Abay Bank Provide International Money Transfer Services?

Yes, you can use Abay Bank’s swift code, ABAYETAA for international money transfer services. Moreover, Abay Bank is an agent for various international money transfer services such as Western union, MoneyGram, Xpress Money, Trans-Fast, Ria, Dahabshiil and Irmaan.



How Many Shareholders Does the Bank Have?

The Bank has more than 3,700 shareholders.



Has the Bank Disbursed Dividend to its Shareholders?

Yes, starting from the 2012 fiscal year



How Much is the Bank Shares Par Value?

One share par value is Birr 1,000.00



How Many Shares Can Someone Purchase (Maximum and Minimum)?