FDH Bank Managing Director, Eric Ouattara, said the bid bonds will go a long way in opening up financial access opportunities to bidders as well as overall financial sector deepening in Malawi.
Ouattara said the bid bond has been developed following feedback from customers, who were facing difficulties in collateral requirements as well as the long procedure and processes before a bank issues the bid security.
“We are rolling out a product that will require no collateral for up to MK100 million with a 24-hour turnaround time,” Ouattara said.
He said FDH Bank is committed to promoting trade and supporting local businesses to grow with the bank.
“As your trade finance partner in Malawi, FDH Bank also provides letters of credit facility as well as other banks’ bank guarantees such as Performance Bonds and Advance Payment Guarantees,” Ouattara said.
The launch of the campaign comes barely a week after one of the country’s engineering experts indicated that failure to produce a bid bond is one of the stumbling blocks affecting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from effectively competing with big firms in tenders.
By Taonga Sabola - The Daily Times