TMB is named the Bank of the Year 2017 in the DRC and wins The Banker’s Award for Financial Inclusion

London / Kinshasa, 30 November 2017

Dear Clients, Dear Colleagues, Dear Partners

We are delighted to announce that TMB has been recognised as the Bank of the Year 2017 in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a record fifth time, collecting the award at the Bank of the Year Awards ceremony held 29 November in London by The Banker magazine, part of the prestigious Financial Times family.

This highly-sought after award is given each year to a single bank in each of almost 160 countries around the world. With regards to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Bank of the Year prize has been awarded to TMB in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and now once again in 2017.

TMB is also honoured to have received The Banker’s Award for Financial Inclusion 2017 at the same ceremony in London. This global award is given to just one bank in the entire world each year – TMB is the first Congolese bank, and only the second African bank ever, to have received this prestigious global award.

Our mobile banking solution, PEPELE Mobile, has revolutionized the provision of banking services in the Congo, and continues to evolve. TMB is delivering real financial inclusion right across the country, and putting control of people’s finances right in their very own hands. PEPELE Mobile is a home-grown solution tailored to answer the banking needs of the Congo, something we are immensely proud of. TMB has always, and will always use every opportunity we have to contribute to and help build a stronger, more prosperous future for the DRC. We continue to invest in all our futures, honoured to call Congo home.

As the most awarded bank in the Democratic Republic of Congo, TMB is proudly representing our country on the world stage.

TMB has received the following awards in 2017:

The Banker, Financial Times

  • Bank of the Year in the DRC (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
  • Award for Financial Inclusion (2017)

EMEA Finance – African Banking Awards

  • Best Bank in DRC (2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017)
  • Award for Financial Inclusion (2015, 2017)

African Banker Awards

  • Best Bank in Central Africa (2014, 2017)

These accolades pay tribute to the work of our staff, highlight the strength of the institution, and acknowledge the loyalty of our valued customers. We would like to thank our fellow colleagues whose dedication, professionalism, aptitude, and dynamism have supported the growth and development of the Bank during the past thirteen years.

In an ever more competitive market, we recognise the importance of customer service, and are committed to providing you with best in class service. We are listening to you and remain at your disposal to satisfy your demands, to respond to your comments by improving ourselves, to effectively answer your requests, and to anticipate your needs. As much as the awards and accolades belong to TMB, they also belong to all our clients, who are after all our much-valued partners in the task of building a better future for all.

Thanks to you, TMB has become the Bank of Reference for the Congo.

Therefore, dear Clients, Colleagues, Partners, we would like to sincerely thank you for your continued loyalty and trust.

TMB, notre banque pour la vie

Oliver Meisenberg, CEO
Robert Levy, Chairman