TMB awarded Best Bank in DRC by EMEA Finance for the fifth consecutive year

9.12.2015, Kinshasa, DRC – Trust Merchant Bank has been nominated for the fifth consecutive year as the “Best Bank in the Democratic Republic of Congo” by EMEA Finance magazine. The Bank is also extremely proud to have won the “Award for Financial Inclusion”. TMB will officially receive both awards on Thursday 10 December, in London, at the African Banking Awards 2015 ceremony.

EMEA Finance announced that they were “excited to be recognising TMB with the Award for Financial Inclusion award in our Pan-African awards; indeed the Bank receives this award for its long standing efforts to reach out and to provide credit access and services to as many citizens of the DRC as possible.”

The awarding judges further praised TMB’s innovative Pepele Mobile service, saying that “we appreciate the complexities and investment in time and money necessary to launch a product of this kind, and we are impressed with the initial take-up and impact that this mobile service is already having for the customers.” EMEA Finance noted that Pepele Mobile is crucial in supporting efforts to support financial inclusion across the Congo.

In recognising TMB as the Best Bank in the DRC for the fifth year in a row, the judges noted that TMB is today Congo’s ‘universal bank’, adding that “the Bank’s consistent financial performance over its ten years in operation is impressive.”

In welcoming the win, Oliver Meisenberg, TMB CEO, affirmed that “our unmatched investment in building a banking network in the Congo, as first seen in our branches, and now in our innovative Pepele Mobile mobile banking and agency banking solution, forms the core part of our determination to fight financial exclusion in the DRC. We are thrilled to have received recognition for our achievements in this area, and we view our Award for Financial Inclusion to be acknowledgement not only of our performances, but also of the vital importance of combating financial exclusion across the Congo.”

About EMEA Finance

EMEA Finance magazine is a major periodical based in London that covers the financial industry in one of the world’s most dynamic and emerging regions – the combined emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). EMEA Finance, the complete information source for the finance industry in the EMEA region, is the only periodical dedicated exclusively to report financial events, happenings and triumphs initiated and influenced by the international financial industry.

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