Tuesday, November 15, 2016 

Exim Bank raises Tanzania security

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA - Exim Bank Tanzania recently announced the launch of its new and advanced CCTV control room with centralized monitoring software that will manage all remote surveillance cameras and alarms in all Exim Bank branches nationwide.

“We have an experienced, diligent and fully trained security team who are responsible for ensuring that everything is monitored and recorded appropriately,” David Lusala, the Head of Risk and Compliance said.

He said the new control room is a testament to the bank’s continued commitment to employ technology and innovation to ensure a fraud free environment and a secure banking environment for its staff and customers.

He said Exim Bank (Tanzania) is dedicated towards creating a safe and secure banking experience for its customers. 

On the enhanced whistleblower Channel, Lusala advised stakeholders to work closely with the bank in reporting any mal-practice. This is in conjunction with the ongoing whistle blower/anti-fraud campaign which was launched this August during the Bank’s 19th anniversary.  

The ongoing anti-fraud campaign aims to create a fraud free environment in the banking industry by allowing the public to anonymously report any illegal behavior or misconduct in the Bank. 

The public are encouraged to send such information to or call 0800 11 0050 toll free.

“In recognizing the importance of the contribution of our staff and customers to the wellbeing of the Bank, the anti-fraud campaign aims to foster an open, transparent and safe environment where these stakeholders feel able to speak up,” said Lusala.

Exim Bank Tanzania is one of Tanzania’s top 5 banking institutions and with 19 years of growth, the Bank continues to take pride in being a pioneer in innovation and technology. 

Exim Bank Tanzania promotes and abides to the latest technologies to guarantee accelerated growth and utmost customer satisfaction.

The bank’s pursuit of excellence has taken it even across borders. As the first bank in Tanzania to have established a banking footprint overseas – Union of Comoros (2007) and the Republic of Djibouti (2011) – Exim Bank is going a long way towards helping instill confidence in the financial circumstances of everyone we interact with.

Having opening up their 2nd mini branch model in Zanzibar after establishing a presence in Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam the count of total B&M prints stands at 29 within Tanzania and 36 across all territories. 

Central to their expansion is a desire to remain in the forefront of providing quality banking services in the country.

“With a view to supporting long-term foreign currency lending to SMEs, the bank has formed and grown strong financial relationships with global developmental financial institutions such as IFC, PROPARCO, NORFUND, DEG and FMO. 

“We also address the ever-increasing international business needs of our customers through strategic collaborations with Citibank NA, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, and CFC Stanbic Bank Limited.,” he said.

Others are Axis Bank Limited, YES Bank Limited, Afrasia Bank, and Nedbank Limited according to the bank’s website. 

Exim Bank remains the only member bank from Tanzania to join the Global Banking Alliance for Women, a worldwide group of banks that shares best practices in order to accelerate the global growth and development of women businesses.

By Timothy Kitundu, Tuesday, November 15th, 2016