TMB Wins the Award for Financial Inclusion at the African Banker Awards 2021

1.07.2021, Lubumbashi, DRC – TMB is honoured to have won the 2021 Award for Financial Inclusion, on 23 June, in London, at the prestigious African Banker Awards ceremony.

The Awards ceremony, held annually on the fringes of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, celebrates excellence in banking and finance on the African continent.

This year TMB has collected the Award for Financial Inclusion, an honour given to the African institution that has most successfully provided financial products and services to different segments of society. In receiving the award, the Bank’s outstanding contribution to expanding financial inclusion and supporting growth and development in the DRC has been recognised. TMB is the first Congolese bank to have received this prestigious award.

The African Banker Awards is the most respected and recognised awards event in the African banking industry. The Awards programme celebrates the successes of financial leaders and honours the achievements of African bankers. This year, the programme organisers and judges sought to reward financial institutions by recognising their contribution to the continent’s economy, which has greatly suffered from COVID.

Innovation and resilience were the common themes for selecting the winners of the African Banker Awards 2021.

Commenting on the TMB award, Omar Ben Yedder, editor of the African Banker magazine and CEO of IC Publications, noted that TMB “has succeeded in expanding access to financial services across the country”, stating that TMB’s “teams are travelling for periods of up to three weeks to provide banking services to over 400,000 customers in more than two hundred locations. With financial inclusion always in mind, they have developed an extensive multi-channel distribution network, designing a competitive and accessible product offering”. Omar Ben Yedder concluded by saying he was proud “to give this award to such a committed institution, which values financial inclusion, especially towards the disadvantaged segments”.

Oliver Meisenberg, CEO of TMB, welcomed the award win, noting that “TMB have been helping create opportunities to enrich the lives of our clients. Now more than ever we are committed to our purpose, which is to play a leading role in unlocking Congo’s potential. TMB has the resources, capabilities, and appetite to support the individuals and entrepreneurs of the DRC achieve their goals and ambitions”.

TMB warmly thanks our teams, partners and clients, who are an essential part of the TMB family.

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