Standard Chartered Bank Opens new brand
STANDARD Chartered Bank Zimbabwe, on Thursday launched its refurbished Borrowdale Branch at Sam Levy Village. The branch which was first opened on 22 May 1991 has been renovated to world class standard and houses the World Class Priority Banking Centre.
The detailed finishes ensure that this branch matches global standards and will afford clients a pleasant and enjoyable banking experience whilst being proud to be part of a brand that values quality and excellence in customer service delivery. The branch will also provide extended banking hours, closing at 1600hrs, to its esteemed clients.
Standard Chartered Bank has been present in Zimbabwe for over 120 years, making it the oldest financial institution in Zimbabwe, and has maintained a strong and solid reputation of providing world class financial services across the country.With robust systems, processes and policies in place, combined with state of the art technology, Standard Chartered operates within a secure and sound environment. The Bank remains adequately capitalized and on track to meet the $100m capital base requirement by 2020. The bank consistently maintains a strong balance sheet, which ensures that it is able to fulfil its mandate to its clients in terms of ease of transactions as well as wealth creation.
Standard Chartered has set the industry benchmark on regulatory compliance and continues to operate within set guidelines and in line with the monetary polices.
Commentimg on the refurbishment, the Head of Retail Banking, Harton Maliki said: “As a Bank, we regard our clients as the single most important asset to our business and we are committed to going the extra mile to ensure their needs are met in a way that conforms to the modern and digitized world – where convenience and client experience are key to continued existence.”
“We also focus on building deep and long-standing relationships with our clients and constantly look to improve the quality of our products and services, thus demonstrating our brand promise- Here for good.”
Attending the launch as well is the Africa and Middle East, Head of Retail Banking, Jaydeep Gupta who commented: “Our clients are in for a surprise as we will also be launching a new exclusive card to our priority clients that will afford them a number of benefits, making life easier and more enjoyable. Once again, Standard Chartered are the first bank in the country to introduce this product to the market. “
Standard Chartered Bank is the oldest financial institution in Zimbabwe with a presence of over 120 years. The Bank employs over 600 members of staff. Through the Bank’s total branch network of 24 branches, and 31 ATMs, we have remained at the forefront of providing access to financial services.
Standard Chartered remains well capitalized and the Bank’s capital position is well above the regulatory minimum. The application of Group Risk Management standards in Zimbabwe provides the Bank with a strong and sustainable foundation for well-managed growth. Standard Chartered applies the highest and most stringent level of international governance and risk management to all banking activities in the country. In line with the Bank’s socio-economic commitment to Zimbabwe, Standard Chartered has contributed significantly to the community in which it operates by providing sustainable support to selected youth, health and education initiatives.
As in all the Group’s markets around the world, it is the Bank’s business success that allows it to contribute to the wider community, and be Here for good in Zimbabwe. This brand promise means sustainable, long term commitment to the people of Zimbabwe.
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