STANBIC Bank Zambia has introduced iFinance for its Blue Sky members which it says is an affordable new way of owning great new technology.
The bank’s chief executive officer Mr Charles Mudiwa said the launch was another Zambian banking first, which showed why it was always s moving forward with the introduction of iFinance.
He said iFinance was a package developed to help customers buy into and get connected with leading new technologies.
The initiative which was launched on Monday, would initially be made available to members of Blue Sky, Stanbic’s lifestyle and rewards programme.
Speaking at the launch Mr Mudiwa said, “Stanbic Bank is pleased to announce the introduction of iFinance, available to members of Blue Sky from November 30th,
“ As consumer technologies are becoming more rapidly available, Stanbic Bank has developed iFinance in order to help its premium customers get connected.”
Mr Mudiwa said Stanbic had worked with iConnect, a Zambian internet service provider and source of great consumer technology (such as Tablets, Laptops, Smartphones, and Smart TVs) to create a bundle of services that make it easier than ever to get connected.
He said customers would be able to buy selected devices from iConnect and obtain pre-approved financing, free home connection (where applicable), and free data to get started.
This would not only mean a quicker journey to a connected life, but also a simpler and more affordable one.
Speaking at the same occasion the bank’s head of personal and business banking Ms Mukwandi Chibesakunda said Stanbic’s “iFinance delivered on Stanbic’s promise to enhance people’s lives by being their partner in every aspect.
“Our customers have told us that technology and being “connected” is more important to them than ever as at Stanbic we pride ourselves in meeting our customers at their very points of need. This exciting new initiative helps bring this aspiration to life, simply and financially responsibly”, said Ms Chibesakunda
For Blue Sky members who were interested in seeing some of the great devices on offer as part of this exciting new scheme, selected items would be on display at the iConnect space within the Stanbic Executive Suites in Lusaka.
“Blue Sky is Stanbic Banks lifestyle programme that combines the best of having your own personal assistant, with great benefits and added value services including the innovative new “On The Move” concierge car and driver service in Lusaka,” said Ms Chibesakunda.