24 January 2013

Zambia: Investrust Spreads Tentacles

INVESTRUST Bank has said it will soon open a branch in Kabwe because of the area's massive business potential which has buoyed by the impending reopening of various industries by Government.

This follows the successful launch of an outlet at Levy Business Park in Lusaka in April last year.

Investrust believes that the people of Kabwe deserve state-of-the-art banking facilities, and the wide range of products and services it offers.

In a statement released in Lusaka yesterday, bank spokesperson Ackim Mwale said the Kabwe Branch would be located at the Civic Centre premises in the section that houses the council's treasury department.

He said work to transform the section of the building to a state of an art banking facility had since been completed at an estimated investment of KR3 million (K3 billion).

Mr Mwale said the establishment of the branch in Kabwe, was in line with the Bank's medium to long-term strategy of spreading its presence across Zambia to take banking services closer to business and communities.

"Kabwe branch which expected to open by the end of January would bring to 21 the total number of Investrust Bank Plc branches and agencies country-wide. This, I believe, is in line with the bank's strategy to spread its footprint to all provincial centres of Zambia," Mr Mwale said.

Mr Mwale said Kabwe branch was the third to be established under the bank's rebranded state of the art look with advanced technological facilities following Kafue road and Levy Business Park branches in Lusaka.

He said the standards the bank had set for the three branches would be replicated everywhere it was spreading its presence to and next in line was Choma, Mongu, Mumbwa and Ndola.

Mr Mwale said the bank would undertake refurbishments in all its other existing branches to bring them in line with the set standards.

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