Best commercial Banks in Ethiopia
Commercial Banking in Ethiopia began its development history back at the early 20th century.
During the imperial period, Ethiopia’s banking system was relatively underdeveloped starting from the opening of the first Commercial Bank of the country “Bank of Abyssinia” which has gone under many revolving stages.
The establishment of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia in 1963 E.C opened a better environment for the sector leading to the raising of many Commercial Banks. Subsequently, more private banks were established, providing additional competition and expanding the range of Banking service in the country. Some of the notable private banks include Awash Bank, Dashen Bank, Nib International Bank and United Bank.
Common Services of the best commercial banks in Ethiopia
What are the main functions of commercial banks in Ethiopia and what are the main evaluation points that differentiate one Bank from the other and gives the Best Commercial Banking service on the sector.
Deposit Mobilization:- Commercial Banks in Ethiopia gives a deposit service for individuals, business and government entities.
Loan and credit service:-commercial Banks provide loan and credit services for individuals and businesses to support various needs of customers on Business expansion, investments and personal financing in respective to borrowers creditworthiness assessment
Payment services:- service that allows customers to make payments, transfer funds and conduct other transactions conveniently through use options like online Banking services, debit cards and/or checks .
Foreign Exchange Services:- Customers can exchange one currency to another for international trade or travel purposes.
Trade Finance:- Credits, Guarantees, and Export-Import financing to support the trade financing and international trade activities of Businesses.
Safeguarding Valuables:- many Commercial Banks in Ethiopia provides Safe deposit boxes for customers to store valuable items or documents.
Mobile and Digital Banking:- help customers to access banking services in easiest form through digital and mobile Banking service.
Inter Bank Transaction:- serve interbank transactions and ensure liquidity in the financial system.
Central Bank Operations:- All Banks in Ethiopia including Commercial Banks interact with the central Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) and company with its regulations an policies. The central Bank sets monetary policies to maintain stability in the country’s financial sector.
Ethiopia currently has one Governmental and many private commercial Banks providing this services to customers with many more various service and optional benefits to the customer
It is essential to note that functions of Commercial Banks may vary depending on the Banks organization size, specialization and strategic focus, overall Commercial banks play crucial role in supporting economic activities , promoting Savings and investments, and contribution on the overall growth and development of Ethiopia’s economy.