Dar es Salaam, January 3, 2021 – dzcard, the largest smart cards manufacturer in South-East Asia and Africa, supplies its fast, convenient and secure contactless EMV payment cards to pioneering Azania Bank, one of Tanzania's top banks.
The launch of the Azania Bank's Visa Card marks the bank's 25th Anniversary years. This anniversary marks the year of the Rhino that symbolizes stability, steadfastness and charges to go forward.
The Azania Bank VISA cards are available in two variants: the Azania Bank Classic VISA Card and the Azania Bank Infinite VISA card, the latter addressing the needs of the bank's most demanding customers. Launched on the Visa platform, these new cards enable Azania Bank customers to transact across the VISA network both locally and globally and enjoy the latest online banking services.
Speaking during the launch, Azania Bank’s Managing Director Mr. Charles Itembe said that “The purpose of Azania Bank is to make the customer experience better through use of technology and innovation. Customer can now transact easily using their Azania Bank VISA cards online, they can use their cards at any VISA ATM both locally and internationally and also pay using the cards at points of sale, both locally and internationally. Azania Bank Infinite cardholders can also enjoy privileges at various airports across the globe.”
“As we mark our 25th Anniversary we thought a better way thanking our customers is by providing them with a unique service. For 25 years they have been enjoying our services and now we are introducing Azania Bank Visa Card”, attributed Mr. Itembe.
The General Manager Tanzania at dzcard Mr. Christiaan Wielenga commented that "The launch of VISA cards marks a small revolution for Azania Bank and strengthens the Bank's reputation as a financial services pioneer in Tanzania. By introducing its very first VISA Cards Azania Bank has implemented the latest state of the art technology that is enabling its customers to benefit from the global VISA network in Tanzania and abroad."
"The innovative design of the cards with state-of-the-art features such as metallic silver hot stamping is in line with dzcard's service phylosophy. We are constantly pushing the limits to bring our customers the most innovative products," added Christiaan Wielenga, General Manager Tanzania at dzcard. "Furthermore, Azania Bank's choice to work with dzcard on this strategic product is very heartening and shows the bank's faith in dzcard's ability to deliver well-designed cards to support its innovation journey."
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About Azania Bank
Established in 1995, Azania Bank Ltd is the first indigenous private bank in the United Republic of Tanzania. Azania Bank is a fully-fledged commercial bank offering a range of banking services such as retail banking, corporate banking, business advisory, and facilitation. This company is headquartered in Tanzania and provides banking services at 24 locations in Tanzania.
For more information, visit www.azaniabank.co.tz