Access Bank Zambia opens new branch in Solwezi Town

Solwezi, Zambia – Thursday, 22 August, 2019 - Access Bank (Zambia) Limited is a member of the Access Bank Group, a leading multinational financial services franchise with seven subsidiaries in Africa and one in the United Kingdom. In Zambia, the Bank delivers full-scope retail and commercial banking products and services. As part of its branch expansion strategy to bring its services closer to customers, Access Bank Zambia has today opened a new branch in the booming city of Solwezi at Solwezi City Mall.

The Solwezi branch brings the Bank’s business locations to a total of seven full service branches and two agencies strategically located in Lusaka, North-Western and Copperbelt Provinces respectively. This move is also part of the Bank’s financial inclusion strategy to reach the under-served and unbanked segments of the market in the North-Western region.

The new branch will play a critical role in serving the financial needs of the surrounding communities within the Solwezi town as well as offer the Bank’s full range of business and retail banking products including flexible savings and current accounts options. Other services available to customers are bill payments, e-banking and card services as well as domestic and international money transfer through Western Union and AccessAfrica – Access Bank’s flagship cross border money transfer.

Speaking on the newly opened branch, Access Bank Zambia Limited Country Managing Director, Mrs Joana Bannerman stated that the Bank is enhancing its retail base and strategy by bringing the services closer to its customers, whether it is through digital channels or brick and mortar.

“We believe banking is something that you should do and not a place you just go to conduct your typical depositing and withdrawal. Through the introduction of our new branch today, we expect to enhance the banking experience of the people of Solwezi as well as create opportunities for the local people in this region,” added Mrs Bannerman.

The opening of the new branch comes shortly after the Bank has ushered in a new brand identity and commits to offer more than banking in all facets of financial and banking services.

Speaking at the same event, North-Western Province Minister – Honourable Nathaniel Mubukwanu, MP said: the opening of a new branch by Access Bank Zambia Limited is a positive move for the town of Solwezi as it will spur economic growth as well as contribute to the ease of access to financial services and create economic development in this district.

“As people of Solwezi and North-Western Province, we are excited to have Access Bank Zambia present in our district and believe that the coming of this branch will translate in increased product innovation and enhanced customer service,” stated Honourable Mubukwanu.

Access Bank Zambia is consistently seeking for ways to expand its service platform across the country this is evident from the number of retail initiatives that the Bank has rolled out this year to grow and support its retail growth strategy for 2019 and beyond.

Since launching its banking operations in Zambia in September 2008, Access Bank Zambia has increased its branch and digital banking presence to cater for its growing market share, especially in retail banking, to give the unbanked and underserved segments of the market access to its services.

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Shelly Akyeh                                                       
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