Yes ABSA does a full security and police clearance which usually takes less than a week to verify.
I assume the background check being referred to is on new staff members? Then the answer is yes, definitely they do background checks, I haven't been in that environment for quite a few years, so I am not currently up to speed with this, but normally it can take up to a week as they do credit checks, criminal record checks and in general how you would handle your finances.
Yes, police clearance, 2 weeks
Absa Bank looks at Criminal Record, Credit Worthyness, Qualifications and Referaals
Credit bureaus reviews.
Yes, Criminal and credit checks. takes up to 6 weeks
Yes. 7 working days
Yes,security and criminal checks
Yes, security, criminal checcks