Corporate Profile

A brief history

First Capital Bank first opened for business in Zimbabwe as Barclays Bank in 1912. In 2017, following a 104 year presence Barclays Bank plc, sold its majority shareholding in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to FMBcapital Holdings plc (FMBCH) The Bank now trades as First Capital Bank.

About the Bank

First Capital Bank operates one of the biggest and oldest commercial banking networks in Zimbabwe with 32 branches and service centres in major cities and towns.  The Bank offers a wide range of personal products including transactional accounts, internet banking, local and international debit cards as well as insurance products among others. Commercial products include treasury related services, lending products, foreign exchange and transactional products. In addition the bank has a wide ATM network spread across the country.

First Capital Bank’s major shareholder, Mauritius based FMBcapital Holdings plc has regional operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. FMBcapital Holdings plc is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange while First Capital Bank is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.

Our services

We operate in all sectors of the Zimbabwean market servicing the needs of the following market segments:

  • Retail
  • Small to medium business
  • Corporate
  • Institutional

We offer a comprehensive range of financial products ensuring that our services are always relevant and of value to our diverse market segments.

Our Strengths

Financial Security

Consistent Long Term Credit Rating of A+ and Short Term
Credit Rating of A1 by Global Credit Rating Co., South Africa.

Regional Footprint

With a regional presence in 5 SADC countries as part of the FMBCH Group, the Bank is ideally positioned to facilitate seamless cross border trade and offer customers unique trade finance solutions across the region

Customer Focus

We focus on the needs of our customers ensuring the highest levels of customer service, maintaining strong delivery channels and responding to market demand through product development and innovation.


First Capital Bank has taken the lead by leveraging on its partnerships and technology to introduce a host of products & services designed to make banking more convenient, affordable and inclusive.

People & Training

We are a blend of technical and functional professionals who can deliver on strategic objective. First Capital Bank operates defined talent management, retention and training strategies to ensure the organisation is equipped with the best skills.

Experience & Expertise

From turnaround strategies to IT project management First Capital Bank offers a wealth of experience in all areas of its business enabling the group to deliver on business strategy effectively and efficiently.

360̊ Service Portfolio

We offer a comprehensive range of financial products to the corporate and personal banking markets.

Strong Governance

First Capital Bank subscribes to a strict code of corporate governance administered by strong and robust governance structures.