Global Finance recognises TMB as the Best Bank in the DRC 2016 for the third consecutive year

31.03.2016, Lubumbashi, DRCGlobal Finance, the prestigious New York City based financial magazine, has named Trust Merchant Bank (TMB) as the Best Bank in the Democratic Republic of Congo 2016.

In making the award Global Finance recognised the TMB’s financial depth and strength, its impressive sustainable growth model, and its unrivalled commitment to innovation. Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of Global Finance, added “We honor those banks that excel at addressing the needs of their clients and have the deepest commitment to the markets in which they operate”.

TMB’s successful launch of Pepele Mobile was a key contributor to the Bank’s success in winning the award for a record third time in a row. Pepele Mobile is TMB’s innovative mobile banking product, accessible on all phone networks in the DRC, and supported by TMB’s network of Pepele Mobile agents.

Oliver Meisenberg, CEO of TMB, welcomed the international recognition for TMB’s successful business model. Mr. Meisenberg noted that the award “endorses the Bank’s dedication to providing professional, cost-effective, efficient banking services right across the Congo”.

This is the twenty-third year that the magazine has selected top banking performers in emerging markets. Winners will be honoured at Global Finance’s Awards Ceremony held during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, DC on October 8.

About Global Finance

Global Finance, founded in 1987, has a circulation of 50,050 and readers in 180 countries. Global Finance’s audience includes senior corporate and financial officers responsible for making investment and strategic decisions at multinational companies and financial institutions. Global Finance also targets the 8,000 international portfolio investors responsible for more than 80% of all global assets under professional management.
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