Name this bank?
The deal of the year brings together Stanbic and CFC Banks merge together and is expected to be finalized next month with only Central bank and CMA approval left.
The combined, but yet to be named, bank will have assets of over 55 billion shillings ($800 million), deposits of 43 billion, loans of 30 billion and a pre tax profit as June 2007 of 934 million ($14 million)
Mzalendo bank account
Commenting on the report on bank charges released this week, The Governor of the Central Bank called for a Mzalendo bank account which would probably be akin to mzansi from South Africa which is a low cost account at several banks (with wide branch networks – e.g. KCB, Equity, Postbank) that has similar features and charges at all the banks
banking is not cheap
A recent report released on the banking sector shoed that banking not cheap is not cheap for most account holders .
This should not be a surprise to the public who read about the bank profits or the authorities who are sent all charges and tariffs by the banks each month
There’s already been grumbling from research firms ho say a local firm could have carried out the survey and some banks who say the report is inaccurate.