Browsing: Mortgage lending

  • With Tanzania's urbanization on the rise, the need for affordable housing finance is increasing.
  • High-interest rates and lack of affordable housing remain the prime constraints facing Tanzania's mortgage market.
  • There are 32 banks offering mortgage facilities, down from 33 following acquisition of First National Bank Tanzania Ltd by Exim Bank Tanzania Ltd.

In the sun-soaked expanses of Tanzania, a housing revolution is unfurling, led by an unlikely conductor: interest rates. The symphony of change echoes the crescendo of demands for affordable housing, reverberating from the National Housing Corporation (NHC).

With Tanzania's urbanization quickening its pulse, the need for housing finance surges alongside the ascent of metropolitan dreams.

In a nation where growth is as tangible as the earth beneath, the NHC's data reveals an urgent anthem: a staggering demand for three million housing units, sprouting at a rate of 200,000 annually. This wave is in sync with the rapid urbanization…

CRDB leads mortgage business.

According to Tanzania Mortgage Refinance Company Ltd (TMRC), these products are competing with mortgage in terms of loan amount and to some extent tenor as they are offering consumer loans for the tenor of up to seven years amounting to around TZS 120 million, an amount enough to buy a housing unit.

However, a key element in the growth of the mortgage market in Tanzania continues to be the provision of long-term funding both in the forms of refinancing and pre-financing by the TMRC to facilitate PMLs matching their assets (mortgage) and liabilities (funding).

TMRC was established in 2010 under the Housing Finance Project (HFP) which was set up by the Ministry of Finance and Planning in collaboration with the World Bank and the Bank of Tanzania.…

ZB Financial Holdings mulls shutting down home loan unit

As his banking operation grew Vingirai became the target of what has been called deliberate skullduggery against successful businesspeople in Zimbabwe. In 2004 after the banking crisis that claimed the scalps of most of the indigenous banks in Zimbabwe Nicholas Vingirai had to leave the country and spent seven years in self-imposed exile after he was charged with contravening the country’s exchange control laws.

He was absolved in 2011 of the charges of externalization of foreign currency however, the government had expropriated his firm Intermarket Holdings in 2006. Since that time Vingirai has been on a crusade to recover his assets which are now in the centre of the dispute. ZB Financial Holdings comprises of assets that belong to Transnational Holdings Limited. For the assets that were annexed from Vingirai, the government duly transferred 22.7% of the shares in ZB Financial Holdings to the veteran banker.

More shares are due …