ZB re­opens Mutare branch:

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ZB BANK Fi­nan­cial Hold­ings on Wed­nes­day of­fi­cially opened the re­fur­bished Mutare branch in line with the bank’s 2018 cam­paign of go­ing big on ser­vice de­liv­ery, prod­uct in­no­va­tion, tech­nol­ogy and in­fras­truc­tural de­vel­op­ment.

ZB Fi­nan­cial Hold­ings head cor­po­rate ser­vices, Mr Shad­owsight Kumbi­rai Chi­ganze said they were on a drive to ren­o­vate most of the branches dot­ted across the coun­try to match re­gional and in­ter­na­tional stan­dards and pro­vide cus­tomers with world-class fi­nan­cial ser­vices.

“Our fo­cus con­tin­ues to be on lever­ag­ing on tech­nol­ogy, to pro­vide cus­tomers with qual­ity ser­vice de­liv­ery and pro­vi­sion of hous­ing through our mort­gage lend­ing and prop­erty de­vel­op­ment units.

“We will fo­cus on sup­port­ing the growth of agri­cul­ture, min­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tors in this re­gion through ap­pro­pri­ately struc­tured loans. We will also be­come more prom­i­nent as fi­nan­cial ex­perts in in­fras­truc­tural de­vel­op­ment projects such as road re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, pre­paid wa­ter me­ter in­stal­la­tions and pro­vi­sion of so­lar en­ergy,” he sad.

He re­vealed that ZB was now very ac­tive in the fa­cil­i­ta­tion of in­ter­na­tional transactions and money trans­fers with the part­ners be­ing Mukuru.com and World Re­mit.

The new look state-of-art build­ing now com­prises a self ser­vice cen­tre which is equipped with an ATM and In­ter­net bank­ing sec­tion. There is a Quick Re­sponse (QR) code within the sec­tion which would al­low cus­tomers to have di­rect ac­cess to the bank’s web­site and so­cial me­dia plat­forms.

ZB Bank, as part of their com­mu­nity re­spon­si­bil­ity pro­grammes ex­hib­ited a $US4 000 cheque which they would hand over to Sakubva Ma­ter­nity clinic to buy hos­pi­tal beds, coat beds and blan­kets among others. Among other cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity pro­grammes, the bank has given sup­port through the pro­vi­sion of fi­nanc­ing for school buses and haulage trucks to cus­tomers in the trans­porta­tion sec­tor.

Mutare mayor, Clr Nhama­rare, whose speech was read on his be­half by Clr Bless­ing Tandi, said they were pleased with ZB Bank’s ef­forts in fi­nanc­ing small and medium en­treprises and mi­cro­fi­nance busi­nesses as well as in­sur­ing busi­ness through its in­sur­ance arm ZB Life As­sur­ance.

“This move cre­ates not only a bet­ter per­cep­tion of the ZB brand but will in turn in­crease and yield share­holder value. I trust that the busi­ness com­mu­nity and fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions as well as the Gov­ern­ment will work with us as we plan to em­bark on sev­eral de­vel­op­ments in the city,” he said.

The newly re­fur­bished ZB Bank branch in Mutare

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