30 Jan 2024
In line with its commitment to financial inclusion and increased accessibility of its loan products, Namibia's premier agricultural lender, Agribank, is pleased to announce the introduction of its Branch-on-Wheels initiative, a project that is aimed at taking Agribank services closer to its clients, both prospective and existing, starting in February 2024.
The Branch-on-Wheels will be deployed according to the following schedule: 5-9 February, Tsumeb; 19- 23 February, Opuwo 3-5 March, Karasburg; 7-8 March Bethanie; and 17-19 March, Gochas. Operating hours will be from 08h00 – 17h30 in all areas.
According to the Bank’s Executive: Sales, Ms Hildegardt Martin, “the Branch-on-Wheels concept aspires to extend Agribank services to customers in areas with no Agribank branch, as clients in such areas find it hard to reach our physical branches that are only found in selected towns. Therefore, the Branch-on-Wheels will go to the customer, breaking geographical barriers that hamper farmers/clients to access funding from Agribank, in order to realize their farming potential.”
Additionally, Martin further assured the public that “the Bank takes this initiative very seriously and will ensure that the entire country is covered by assigning a Branch-on-Wheels team for each of the eight branches of the Bank. By doing so, the Bank expects to reach a wider customer base in remotest towns, at the convenience of the customer.”
On his part, Agribank’s Manager: Marketing and Communication, Mr Rino Muranda, implored the clientele of the Bank to “come and engage our competent staff in the scheduled areas/towns, who will be providing the following services: accepting loan applications; general enquiries and information sharing; printing of statements; update on loan applications status; and loan approvals where possible.”
Muranda further added that “Agribank offers competitive fixed interest rates as low as 4% for some loan products (communal, laborer houses in commercial areas); it provides flexible repayment options often based on the cashflow of the agri -enterprise; while also offering extended loan repayment periods resulting in affordable instalments.”
Agribank serves all farmers, including commercial, communal, emerging, and resettled farmers. The Bank finances the entire Agricultural value chain, offering a range of loan products such as vehicle and tractor loan, salary-backed/no collateral loan, horticulture production loan, farming infrastructure and implements loan amongst others. In recent years, Agribank introduced the women and youth scheme, a targeted intervention that offers relaxed terms and conditions in favour of women and the youth.
Lastly, Agribank hereby invites the public to contact the Bank at 061 207 4356, for any questions related to the Branch-on-Wheels initiative. Public members can also visit the Bank’s website www.agribank.com.na for more on loan products of Agribank.
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