Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE) listed commercial bank, First Merchant Bank (FMB), has hailed its government, international organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGO) clients for the support rendered to the bank.
FMB Group General Manager Corporate and Commercial Banking, Phillip Madinga, made the observation during a customer appreciation cocktail hailed in Lilongwe.
Madinga said the bank values its partnership with government, international organisations and the NGO clientele.
He said this is the reason FMB has taken the bold step to strengthen its government and international organisations component.
During the event, the bank also unveiled former Treasury Secretary, Patrick Kabambe, as its Managing Executive and Head of Government and International Organisations Business.
Madinga said Kabambe’s main role will be to provide the linkage between the sector and the bank and respond to their banking requirements.
In his address, Kabambe indicated that FMB is geared to have a long-term relationship with government, international organisations and NGOs, adding the bank will ensure that this reflects in the way they intend to go beyond just the normal banking business but go the extra mile to develop value-added long, term partnerships with its clients.
“FMB is now a regional bank with footprints in Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana and as such it can call upon support from these countries in developing banking solutions.
“This is quite critical given that most of the international NGO’s based in Malawi are also present in these countries,” said Kabambe.
Kabambe assured the clients that FMB has the capacity to develop innovative solutions that government, international organisations and NGOs may need to improve efficiency in the delivery of their programmes.