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ZB Bank says to support growth of Manicaland’s agro and mining sectors

Business Reporter


MUTARE: ZB bank has said it will focus on supporting the growth of agriculture, mining and manufacturing sector in the Manicaland province through appropriately structured loans.

Speaking during the official opening of the refurbished ZB Mutare main branch recently, group corporate services head, Shadowsight Kumbirai Chiganze said they were on a drive to renovate most of their branches across the country to match regional and international standards thus providing customers with world class financial services.

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

Chiganze said ZB was now focusing leveraging technology to provide customers with quality service delivery and provision of housing through mortgage lending and property development unit.

“We are working closely with City of Mutare in this area,” he said.

“We have offered a significant number of customers’ mortage loans to ensure that they have solid roof over their heads.

“Furthermore, we have given our support through provision of financing for school buses and haulage trucks to customers in transportation sector.”

The financial services group has also moved to the facilitation of international transactions and money transfers.

“ZB is now active in terms of facilitation of international transactions and money transfers. Our partners are World Remit and Mukuru.com,” said Chiganze.

Meanwhile, at the newly Mutare renovated branch, customers will have access to an improved internet banking platform which comes with an application that users can download so as to transact from their own phones.

ZB also handed over a $ 4,000 cheque to Sakubva Maternity Clinic as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.