ZamZam Bank Strikes a Pact to Digitise Pilgrimage Packages

ZamZam Bank struck a deal with Link All Technology S.C. for a product that links to travel agencies and hotel bookings during travels to Saudi Arabia last week. Dubbed Guzo le-Umrah, the product is expected to assist customers who have saved in Mudarabha Hajj & Umrah accounts to facilitate pilgrimage arrangements. Kedir Bedewi, the vice president of the Bank, pointed out that the expansion of branches has to go in tandem with digital banking to warrant operational efficiency. Over 400,000 people from Ethiopia are estimated to yearly partake in the journey to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Yenus Abdi, the CEO of the tech Company, and Melkia Bedri, president of the Bank, signed the memorandum of understanding at the Al-Nahari Hotel, Ethio-China Street.


Addis Chamber Embarks on Leadership Forum

A leadership forum where prominent executives will share their experiences in the business environment is organised by the Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association (Addis Chamber) and SAK Training & Consultancy Firm. Headlining Arega Yirdaw (PhD), president of Unity University, who is expected to address the fortunes and adversities of the leadership ecosystem and share insights into his cascade of experiences, the first round is expected to set off at the Inter-luxury H...


Wegagen Bank Launches its Mobile App

Embracing the digital realm, Wegagen Bank officially launched its mobile banking application last week. The App was inaugurated in Dire Dewa City, with Yehwalashet Zewdu, vice president of the Bank Enterprise Services, showcasing its service that provides secure and seamless financial services. According to Yehwalashet, Wegagen Mobile meets the evolving needs of its clientele in Amharic, English, Afan Oromo, Tigrigna and Somali languages. Incorporated in 1997, Wegagen Bank has grown to become...


Zemen Bank Joins IFC's Trade Finance Program with $30m Boost

Zemen Bank has secured a 30 million dollar trade finance guarantee from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to boost the trade finance operations. A member of the World Bank Group, IFC has welcomed Zemen as the newest member of its Global Trade Finance Program aimed at supporting exports and imports. Signed by Dereje Zenebe, president of Zemen Bank and Madalo Minofu, country manager of IFC, the trade financing is part of the one-billion-dollar Africa Trade & Supply Chain Finance P...