Zambian Bank Introduces First Kwacha Credit Card


Barclays Bank Zambia has launched the country’s first Kwacha denominated credit card in a move to position itself as a leader in the Zambia financial sector and pioneer of innovative solutions.

According to the Copperbelt Province Minister, Mwenya Musenge, the government recognizes that the country’s financial sector as a major player in the Zambia economy and is, therefore, committed to providing citizens with affordable and accessible banking services.

“It is for this reason that we continue to partner with financial institutions to help develop banking solutions that will increase the levels of financial inclusion of different people in our society,” said Bank of Zambia Governor Michael Gondwe at the recent ceremony celebrating the launch of the credit card in the country.

During the ceremony, Saviour Chibiya, Barclays Bank Zambia Plc Managing Director, indicated that the bank was pleased to offer enhanced customer service through the launching of the country’s first Kwacha credit card, which can be used in over 150 countries where Visa is accepted.

“As a bank, we believe in going the extra mile to keep our customers satisfied through the provision of innovative products, services and distribution channels that offer our valued customers convenience, flexibility and security,” he said.

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