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About Zemen Bank
Zemen bank started with a vision to be “Ethiopia’s five-star bank” in October 2008. Zemen Bank withstands carefully by the laws and guidelines of the ward where it works and watches the rules and rules gave by administrative specialists of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia. It additionally holds its corporate administration framework under consistent audit to guarantee that it is in accordance with global and neighborhood best practices.
Services Provided at Zemen Bank
This account category lets a customer open an account with an initial deposit of ETB 5000. Customers with this account get basic banking services such as online banking, ATM, and SMS services. An account in this category earns 7 percent interest per day.
Personal Banking is the level of banking services available to all Zemen Bank clients. Upon opening an account, all new customers receive a debit card and are provided with immediate access to our high-tech multi-channel banking services including ATMs, Internet Banking, Call Center Banking, and SMS Banking.
This type of Banking is for customers who secure a minimum monthly balance of ETB 100,000 are allocated a Personal Banking Representative. This representative will handle all customer transaction and banking needs in private backed with Zemen information technology system.
Zemen Bank Z-club banking service is the highest baking service offered to priority customers. To be eligible for Z-club banking a person shall maintain a minimum monthly balance of ETB 500,000. Zemen Bank will allocate a specialist Personal Banking representative backed by a team of specialist advisers to help all financial need and banking advice. The account brings preferential rates, bank charge waivers, and negotiated loans, backed by world-class technology, to make it easier and totally informed at all times.
The initial deposit required to open a Personal Checking account is ETB 5,000. An average daily balance of birr 25,000 is required to offset the fee of birr 250. It is a non-interest bearing account. There is a grace period of ten days to build up the balance to the required amount.
The initial deposit required to open this account is birr 5,000. An average daily balance of birr 100,000 is required to offset the fee of birr 500. It is an interest-bearing account. There is a grace period of ten days to build up the balance to the required amount.
The initial deposit required to open this account is birr 5,000. An average daily balance of birr 500,000 is required to off-set the fee of birr 750. It is an interest-bearing account. There is a grace period of ten days to build up the balance to the required amount. Under this account, the interest rate earned is higher than the person checking.
Zemen Bank’s loan program is programmed to help customers fulfill their dreams of buying a house or a car through a fixed period of time. It offers long term loan repayments up to 5 years for a new car and 7 years for a house.
- Car Loan
- Deposit 20% of the price of a new car
- Save another 20% over a period of six or twelve months period
- Get a loan of 60% of the car price
- Get an extended loan repayment period of Five Years
- House Loan
- Deposit 20% of the price of a House
- Save another 20% over a period of six or twelve months period
- Get a loan of 60% of the House price
- Get an extended loan repayment period of Seven Years
Certificate of Deposit
Certificate of Deposit (CDs) is a tool for managing money when a customer is able to set aside funds for a period of time. Zemen Bank strives to offer the best CD rate to its customers.
With a CD, one can maximize his/her own interest rate and security. Zemen offers CDs for many terms, some with a minimum investment of just ETB 500,000.
- CDs typically pay higher interest rates than many other savings products
- The upfront interest payment is allowed
- Continuous compounding means interest earned today earns interest tomorrow
- Interest can be credited to the CD or to a Zemen checking or savings account
- A Zemen CD can be used as collateral for a Zemen loan with a discounted rate
Import and Export
Zemen Bank’s International Banking Department has customized and products. At Zemen Bank, a customer would find innovative, custom-engineered trade finance products and services that meet customer requirements in import and export.
Zemen Bank offers an Array of letter of credit products such as: Irrevocable and confirmed Letters of credit, standby Letters of Credits for both import and export with excelling service and technology.
Using Zemen Super Trade Services would enable customers to utilize a wide range of trade financing schemes as:
- Export L/C Financing
- Export Finance whereby we offer: pre and post-shipment financing
- Export Guarantee schemes
- Export Insurance Scheme
- Import L/C Financing
- L/C on-Credit: at competitive lines of credits or deposit margins
- Shipping Guarantee for missing B/L
- Automated L/C for both Import and Import L/c with electronic processing and advice
Zemen Bank offers its customers with Standard and customized collection services for both import and export needs of its customers. The bank facilitates both Sight and Acceptance collection.
- Inward Documentary collection: Enables its customers to benefit from efficient processing of import Collection / Cash against Documents at sight.
- Outward Documentary Collection: Benefits Zemen Bank Customers in timely bill payments for exporters.
Franco Valuta Imports
Zemen Bank offers Franco Valuta import (import with its own source of foreign exchange) services to Embassies, International organizations, donors, and other eligible customer groups.
Zemen Bank’s daily exchange rate can be found here.
Definition: Diaspora accounts are accounts offered to non-residential Ethiopian Nationals working and living outside of Ethiopia for more than one year, non-resident foreign nationals who had been Ethiopian National before, and business entities owned by the above mentioned.
With this account, balances are kept in foreign currency. It is also possible to operate this account through cheques or electronic payment modes. Eligible customers can choose to set up the accounts in USD, GBP, or Euros. While an initial cash deposit of $/€/₤ 100 is required, additional funds can be deposited in foreign currency if it has been declared by customs, if funds are returned from travel expense or cheques drawn from non-resident foreign currency and transferable accounts or other Diaspora Accounts.
Diaspora Account holders are also able to transfer funds abroad for payments and settlements or withdraw FX from this account without the pre-approval of Zemen Bank or NBE. In addition, funds may also be used for import purposes if the business is owned by the same individual.
This account will only earn interest if the funds are kept in a fixed time deposit or if it’s non-repatriatable. A minimum requirement of USD 5000 and three months fixed deposit is compulsory.
Zemen Bank ATM machines are located all over Addis Ababa and a few cities in Ethiopia. All Zemen Bank customers will have access to ATM Cards which will allow them to withdraw money, transfer money and check balance with ease.
Zemen Bank’s internet banking is free, easy, fast and secure method of banking which allows customers to access their account 24/7 including
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