Dar es Salaam : National Bank of Commerce is targeting salaried customers by providing more convenient banking services that will be accompanied by various benefits including loans for various purposes.
The NBC Bank Acting Head of Marketing and Corporate Relations, Ms Alina Maria Kimaryo, said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that more people were being encouraged to open salary accounts to enjoy wider range of banking services as well as grab various prizes through ‘Mcheza Kwao’ salary account campaign.
The services also include the recently introduced mortgage scheme “Hamia Kwako.” She said at the last draw of ‘Mcheza Kwao’ salary accounts campaign that in just three months about 50,000 new and existing customers participated in salary accounts campaign.
During the draw, new and old customers had a chance to win cash of up to 50 per cent of their salary every month. The bank also removed some of bank’s mobile banking transaction costs to lucky winners when doing transactions on their salary accounts.
“Apart from different prizes provided by the bank, participants had a chance to win 50 per cent growth of their salary. At the same time, our customers were eligible to qualify for the NBC mortgage scheme dubbed ‘Hamia Kwako’ that was launched recently in Dar es Salaam,” NBC Bank Direct and Development Manager, Mr Amos Lyimo, said. Barclays Africa Group owns a majority stake in National Bank of Commerce in Tanzania and Barclays Bank Tanzania.
The Tanzanian government and the International Finance Corporation are also shareholders in National Bank of Commerce. Before ABSA Group acquired the Africa operations from Barclays in 2012, it owned 55 per cent of National Bank of Commerce in Tanzania.
The merger led to ABSA Group taking on Barclays Bank Tanzania, leaving it invested in two competing banks in Tanzania. NBC Ltd was formed in 2000 when NBC (1997) Ltd was partly privatised and sold to ABSA Group Ltd now Barclays Africa Group Limited of South Africa.