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Zero data costs for Stanbic bank platforms, zero rating first

Stanbic Bank has today announced that their customers who use Econet to access internet services will not be charged to access the bank’s mobile app and other platforms. The services are now zero rated on the Econet network. The bank will be paying for the connectivity costs associated with usage of their platforms. Stanbic Bank […]

Steward Bank offering video banking for clients hesitant to leave their homes

Moving around in 2020 has been a hassle. Not only can it result in your death (no, seriously) but because of quarantine and suspension of services, the moving around itself is pretty difficult. Many businesses have opted to go fully or partially remote and banks have dealt with this Earlier this year, BancABC announced BranchX. […]

How Steward Bank is winning in the age of agent banking

Steward Bank, an Econet Wireless subsidiary, told Techzim recently that their banking network now has some 3,000 agents spread across the country. Agent Banking Manager, Ruth Takawira, told us in an interview that its agents are now transacting $3-6 million dollars a month. The bank launched agent banking back in November 2014 initially with just Econet’s EcoCash agents. Eventually though, […]

Stanbic Zimbabwe to launch mobile app before year end as it focuses on mobile banking solutions

Standard Bank Africa has launched a new banking app in six countries and will be introducing the same tool to four other countries including to its local subsidiary Stanbic Zimbabwe, before the end of 2016.