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MFIs post $9,8m profit despite tough economic environment

DESPITE the tough economic environment, credit microfinance institutions (MFIs) posted $9,8 million profit in the first nine months of 2018 on the back of increased demand for micro loans by individua...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 November 2018

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NicozDimond, Tristar merger commences

The directors of Tristar Insurance Company Limited (Tristar), a short-term insurance unit of First Mutual Holdings Limited (FML), have passed a resolution to seek the approval of the Minister of Finan...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 September 2018

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Nedbank Zimbabwe boasts high depositor confidence

NEDBANK Zimbabwe is one of the country's top banks with an impressive cost of funds ratio of less than 1%, which reflects a high level of confidence in attracting deposits.The bank rebranded from MBCA...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 September 2018

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FMHL to set up reinsurance holding firm in Botswana

ZIMBABWE Stock Exchange-listed First Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL) will establish a reinsurance holding company in Botswana as it moves to restructure its business and maximise on initiatives to rais...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 September 2018

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Metbank to focus on mortgage financing, e-banking

METBANK says it will focus its lending business on mortgage financing and commercial banking products that promote financial inclusion under a strategic plan that will determine the direction of the i...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 September 2018

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First Money Microfinance launches Debit Card

First Money Microfinance Services (FMFS), a fintech with seven branches nationwide, has launched a debit card in partnership with StewardBank.The innovation called iSave debit card allows customers of...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 September 2018

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Insurance uptake high - Ipec

THE Insurance and Pensions Commission (Ipec) says Zimbabwe's insurance penetration rate is much higher than the figures reported by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which ranked the industry fifth in Afr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 September 2018

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POSB to establish exporters' credit facility

The People's Own Savings Bank (POSB) says it will soon unveil a $10 million line of credit aimed at assisting exporters to secure foreign currency.A persistent trade deficit has plunged Zimbabwe into ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 September 2018

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CBZ not worried by OFAC penalty

Financial services group CBZ Holdings, says the outcome of ongoing investigations by the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regarding historical transactions involving a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 September 2018

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Zimbabwe banks opt for investment securities

ZIMBABWEAN banks are slowly increasing capital allocation towards investment securities after controlled lending rates put pressure on the sector's profits in the half year to June 2018, The Financial...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018

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Agribank close to securing a strategic partner

Agribank recorded a profit after tax of $4,1 million for the half year to June 30, 2018 compared to $2,2 million recorded last year.THE Agriculture Development Bank of Zimbabwe (Agribank) says it is c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018

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Metbank opens exporters' hubs

METBANK has opened an exporters' hub in Harare aimed at stimulating the country's economic growth through increased production.This was after the bank had earlier in the year signed agreements with th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018

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Zamco acquires $1,1billion NPLs

The Zimbabwe Asset Management Company (Zamco), a special purpose vehicle created by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to rid the banking sector of non-performing loans (NPLs), has so far acquired $1,...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018

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Interest-bearing activities boost BancAbc revenues

BancABC, the local unit of African Banking Corporation, is among the top banks that are generating the bulk of their revenue from interest-bearing activities, a survey of financial institutions operat...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018

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Investors target Agribank

SEVERAL investors have been lined up to snap a significant stake in Agribank, as government moves to recapitalise the financial institution.The agro-focused bank - wholly owned by government - is stru...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 July 2018

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Banks increase withdrawals to $100

DEPOSITORS smiled all the way to banks on Monday and yesterday as banks in Bulawayo offered more cash withdrawals of up to $100, both bond notes and United States dollars.Yesterday, scores of deposito...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2018

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Low-cost bank accounts up 143%

Zimbabwe's low cost bank accounts have grown by 143 percent to 3,16 million in the first quarter of 2018, according to figures from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). The figure represents 57 percent...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2018

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Business Hub partners ZB Bank

WOMEN empowerment group Rock the Red Business Hub has partnered with ZB Bank Financial Holdings in a bid to use the financial institution as a conduit for women to access funds from the Reserve Bank o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018

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Agribank secures $30 million for agriculture

AGRIBANK has obtained a $30 million line of credit from the Industrial Development Corporation South Africa (IDCSA) to support the agriculture sector.The facility is favourably priced at Libor +8,9 pe...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018

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Agribank disburses $80m to agric

Agribank has so far disbursed over US$80 million to the agriculture sector as it seeks to boost productivity and foreign currency generation.The bank, which has been directed by Government to focus on...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018

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Pension industry sees drop in assets in Q4 2017

TOTAL assets in the pension industry declined by 6,5% to $4,03 billion in the fourth quarter of last year due to a shrinkage in equity investments that were affected by a drop in equity prices.The Ins...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

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Agribank secures $30m line of credit

AGRIBANK has obtained a $30 million line of credit from the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDCSA) to support the agriculture sector. The facility is favourably priced at Libor +8,...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

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Barclays Bank Zimbabwe is hiring

We are searching for graduates who are not only capable of succeeding in our organisation today and are also potential leaders of tomorrow. Our flagship Graduate Trainee Programme is a two year advent...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

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CBZ sweats over US probe

CBZ Holdings Limited is holding its breath while American investigators comb through records of its international transactions to determine the extent of any breaches by the bank of Washington's sanct...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 July 2018

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EcoSure Moovah comes to town

Telecoms giant Econet has launched an innovative short-term motor vehicle insurance service, EcoSure Moovah. The service will offer vehicle insurance cover, ZINARA and ZBC licence discs - as well as f...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 July 2018
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