BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe banks ditch Paynet, test own system

Relations between banks and bulk electronic payments service provider, Paynet Zimbabwe, may have irretrievably broken amid revelations that the banks are on the verge of testing an alternative system....

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 July 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Paynet suing Zimbabwe banks for US$100m

Payserv Africa Limited and Paynet Zimbabwe Private Limited have commenced legal action against the Bankers Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) for anti-competitive practices.The company is seeking damages o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Residents slam poor banks service delivery

BULAWAYO residents are complaining about poor service delivery at banks in the city when changing their foreign currency into local currency. The residents said they are made to wait for long hours be...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Zimbabwe banks paying more than the black market rates

THE interbank market exchange rates have registered increases with most banks are now paying more than the parallel market rate.NewZimbabwe.com says it's market assessment shows that the once thriving...

By newzimbabwe | Published: 02 July 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Paynet escalates row with Zimbabwe banks

PAYNET Zimbabwe (Paynet), a salary payment software vendor, has offered companies a free service to wire salaries to their employees using EcoCash until August 1 2019, escalating a simmering row with ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Pension payouts delayed as foreign company cuts off Zimbabwe banks

PENSIONERS might have to wait a bit longer before they receive their monthly pay outs, which were due yesterday, the National Social Security Authority (NSSA), said yesterday. It said the delay was ca...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 June 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Paynet switches off Zimbabwe banks

PAYNET, a subsidiary of Mauritian financial services provider Payserv Africa, has suspended all local financial institutions from its transacting platform after they refused to pay in foreign currency...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 June 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Ecobank Zimbabwe standout performer among banks in F18

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) is targeting a return on equity of over 20% in the short term for its Central, Eastern and Southern African (CESA) banking segment and is overall satisfied wit...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2019

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Zimbabwe commercial bank deposits surge 25% to $8 billion

Commercial banks deposits rose by 25% to $8 billion in the first 10 months of last year, data from the central bank has shown.According to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)'s monthly review of Octobe...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Mthuli Ncube tells banks to relax lending policies

FINANCE Minister Mthuli Ncube has urged banks to relax their stringent lending requirements in order to improve access to financial services.Ncube was speaking at the Zimbabwe Independent's Banks and ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 December 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

CABS come tops Banks and Banking survey

CABS emerged the top-performing bank at this year's edition of the Zimbabwe Independent Banks and Banking Survey ceremony, which was held in Harare last night.CBZ was the first runner-up, followed by ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 November 2018

POLITICS

Mnangagwa banks on Chinese bailout

Harare City Council says it is yet to receive the remainder of a loan to upgrade its water infrastructure from a Chinese bank, seven years after the deal was struck.Mayor Herbert Gomba said contrary t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ pumps $45m into banks

ZIMBABWE'S Reserve Bank has pumped nearly $45 million into the banking system to ease cash shortages and fight off parallel market rates.John Mangudya's institution injected $20 million and another $2...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ turns screws on banks

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has castigated banks for keeping huge sums of money with the central bank instead of lending it to the productive sector.Responding to questions from delegates atten...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 July 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Banks to prioritise importers over depositors

BANKERS Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) vice-president Benefit Washaya says banks were still to decide whether they should continue importing cash to distribute to the depositors considering that the mo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ stops issuing $ to banks

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has temporarily stopped giving US dollars to banks for withdrawal by individuals, as the latter are said to be at the centre of black market currency dealings.The central ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 July 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

'Banks to lead economic recovery'

Government is working with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) and other relevant bodies to ensure the country's banking sector is in a position to play key intermediary roles in the recovery of the ec...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 June 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Lawsuits for failed banks executives

THE Deposit Protection Corporation (DPC) has sued directors of four failed banks for lack of corporate governance and abuse of depositors' funds.Last year, the deposit protection entity said that it h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 June 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

PPC banks on Zimbabwe polls

SOUTH African cement producer PPC says Zimbabwe's political landscape has improved with the cement maker eyeing positive growth after the July 30 general elections.This week PPC group chief financial ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 June 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Banks set to cut transaction costs

The cost of mobile and internet-based financial services is set for a significant drop after Government directed that the charge for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), the technology plat...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 June 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

RBZ must 'delegate forex allocation to banks'

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe should abandon its foreign currency allocation framework and delegate the role to individual banks as this gives the impression of a distorted economy, the Zimbabwe Nation...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 June 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

RTG banks on elections

THE Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) is banking on next month's general elections to boost its revenues further after posting a 16% increase in revenue to $11,1 million in the first five months of the year...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 June 2018

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Zim banks' difficulties in sourcing credit lines

Zimbabwean banks - which include units of Standard Bank, Nedbank and Standard Chartered - are facing challenges in sourcing lines of credit, and this has seen their foreign liabilities declining, poin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 June 2018
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