Banking, Stanbic, Standchart, ZANACO plcNovember 13, 2019

The Bankers Royal Rumble – Q3 2019
As the third quarter of the year comes to an end, management teams are strongly reviewing their strategies to determine how well they are performing against their annual budgets and whether they will meet their targets by year-end. The Bank of Zambia reports that GDP growth is at 2%, with inflation at 10.7% and MPR […]

Banking, ZANACO plcOctober 7, 2019

ZANACO forecasts weaker earnings per share at half-year 2019
ZANACO Bank has announced that it expects its earnings per share to be 29% lower at half-year 2019, according to a statement from its Board.   ZANACO becomes the latest LuSE listed company to announce weaker half-year results during a period that has seen inflation rise beyond the central bank’s target range of between 6 […]

Banking, ZANACO plcApril 25, 2019

Weaker PMI signals weaker economic activity: ZANACO Bank
Zambia’s economic activity deteriorated in March 2019 with the PMI dipping below the benchmark of 50 once again; largely due to decreased demand occasioned by tighter spending patterns of economic agents, according to ZANACO’s Treasury Unit March 2019 Monthly Economic Review and Outlook Report. The gains of February 2019 in Purchasing Manager confidence were quickly […]

Banking, ZANACO plcMarch 13, 2019

Zanaco PLC – 2018 Performance Analysis
Corporate Bio and Ownership Structure Zambia National Commercial Bank (Zanaco) Plc was established in 1969 to provide financial services to the Zambian economy and is now a leading Bank nationwide. In 2007, the Zambian Government sold a 49% stake to Rabo Development B.V. a subsidiary of the Cooperative Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleen Bank (Rabobank) of the Netherlands.  […]

Banking, ZANACO plcNovember 1, 2018

ZANACO at Half Year 2018
“Big Strong Reliable” ZANACO Bank Plc has been on a vanity trip over the last couple of quarters. The #Kula inspired bank has seen its image turnaround from the not so good looking cousin from the “east” to a world class image inspired outfit. Hence it comes as no surprise that at half year, there […]

Banking, Retail, ZANACO plcMay 28, 2018

ZANACO 2017 Performance
It’s always refreshing reading a board chairperson’s letter to shareholders in annual reports that speaks to the heart of what the firm tried to achieve in the year under review. Charity Lumpa’s 2017 letter to shareholders was no exception. Her letter touched on everything from operational efficiency to prudent risk management.  It is clear from […]

ZANACO plcApril 26, 2018

#Kula is Here
Digital and online banking is the present. A good number of Zambian banks have invested resources and capabilities to deliver e-services to their clients. Many have delivered services that are easily accessible with the hope of improving the banking experience. However, when we attended the unveiling of #Kula at the prestigious Radisson Hotel on the […]

Banking, ZANACO plcDecember 2, 2017

Identity of “Bank Here”Exposed
Marketing pundits in several banks have been teetering their teeth wonder who the identity of “Bank Here” was over the last couple of weeks. There have been numerous theories such as “It must be Atlas Mara, Bb Diamond secure the Fairfax deal so they are awash with cash”. But not it was not Atlas Mara […]

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Banking, Standchart, ZANACO plcNovember 18, 2017

The Bankers Royal Rumble
The end of the third quarter is always an interesting time of year for the financial sector. From a bankers perspective in particular, the third quarter is when you seriously assess your strategies and your execution of that strategy. Are you on target? How well are your competition doing? What can we do differently? These […]

Banking, ZANACO plcSeptember 25, 2017

ZANACO at 2017 half year
If there is a premier company that is reaping the rewards of improved liquidity in the market, it has to be the legacy giant Zanaco. Its performance at half year are impressive for the bank that is in the top 5 in Zambia. According to SENS announcement published on 29th August 2017, profit after tax […]

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