FDH Financial Holdings Limited Chief Executive Officer Dr Thomson Mpinganjira has become the first Malawian entrepreneur to be nominated in two continental prestigious business awards.
Mpinganjira is Southern Africa finalist in the Business Leader of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year Categories, a first feat ever done by a Malawian.
The team of judges led by Sam Bhembe, CNBC Africa Non-Executive Director, evaluated hundreds of applications, narrowing them down to the finalists using stringent criteria.
The Southern Africa finalists for the 2018 8th annual All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) were announced on September 20 2018 at the regional gala dinner function hosted in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
FDH Bank has given K5 million to the Higher Education Students Loans and Grants Board (HESLGB) to cater for operations of the board. Speaking in Lilongwe on Friday, FDH Bank head of marketing and communication Levie Nkunika said paying school fees for needy students is one of the bank's corporate social responsibilities.
"Most of FDH Bank senior officials could have not been able to complete tertiary education had it not been for government loans then," he said. HESLGB chief executive officer Chris Chisoni thanked FDH Bank for the donation. He said the money will be used for the organisation of the Association of Higher Education Financiers Conference for Africa, which will attract delegates from 20 countries this month.
FDH Bank has launched an online platform dubbed One Click which seeks to provide convenience to customers sending money to multiple accounts at once.
The bank also unveiled a corporate suite for their corporate customers situated at Umodzi Park in Lilongwe.
FDH Bank Managing Director, Eric Ouattara, said One Click is an electronic bulk payment system designed to allow customers access to payment solutions that make payment to multiple beneficiaries possible.
FDH Financial Holdings supported the 2018 ICAM Lake Conference to the tune of K4million. In the picture, FDH Head of Marketing, Levie Nkunika (right) is seen handing over the sponsorship to ICAM CEO, Dr Francis Gondwe (left) flanked by ICAM and FDH Officials.
FDH Bank and Carrick have promised to come out bigger and better in next year’s golf event, having successfully sponsored the One-Click Golf Tournament at the country’s premier golf course of Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC).
A total of 86 golfers from the host club and its sister clubs graced the event, which was divided into men and ladies’ sections.
FDH Deputy Managing Director William Mpinganjira expressed satisfaction with both the golfers’ turn-up and organization of the tournament.
In line with its commitment to championing growth in various sectors in the country, FDH Bank supported the upcoming Chartered Institute of Marketers Malawi (CIM) Lake Conference to the tune of K2million. In the picture, FDH Bank Head of Marketing, Levie Nkunika (left) is seen handing over the sponsorship to CIM President, Micheal Khoman.
Business Tycoon, Thomson Mpinganjira recently delivered a powerful motivational talk during the 2018 Marketers Annual Conference which left marketers believing they, too, can do it.
Mpinganjira, the first and only indigenous Malawian to own a bank, shared how he has passed through various challenges over the years to emerge among the finest business people in the country.
Standing in front of over 250 marketers, who included students from the Malawi College of Accountancy, The Polytechnic and Catholic University, Mpinganjira gave a crystal clear message—“never give up”.
Financial services provider FDH Bank has entered into a four year partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare to provide e-payment services through which the bank will make monthly payments to beneficiaries at its 93 pay points across Ntcheu district.
The project aims at reaching out to the ultra-poor and labour constrained households and providing them with financial support to improve their livelihood. FDH Bank managing director for Eric Ouatarra speaking at Hope Orphanage Group in Chipasule Village in Ntcheu where the bank unveiled the programme said the bank priorities financial inclusion hence the implementing the Social Cash Transfer programme.
The fastest growing commercial back in Malawi, FDH Bank launched Ufulu Digital Account during Tay Grin’s show at Chichiri Upper Stadium, in Blantyre.
Speaking during the launch, FDH Bank Head of Marketing, Levie Nkunika said Ufulu Digital Account will allow more people to be financially included.
Nkunika said this product is open to all people in the country and not only those that belong to FDH Bank.
“FDH Bank prides itself as a digital bank and aims at providing financial solutions that meet the needs of people not only in Malawi but in the region.
“With our Digital products and a footprint of 53 branches and over 96 ATMs accross the country, we championing financial inclusion by making sure all can access banking services.
“We also have FDH Pakhomo, a product on FDH mobile that allows agents at various locations in the country to provide the masses with banking services right in their communities,” said Nkunika.
FDH Bank says it will continue coming up with innovative products that appeal to existing and potential customers of the bank.
Head of Personal and Business Banking at the bank, Kawawa Msapato disclosed this in Blantyre when the bank conducted a monthly draw for its mobile and savings promotion known as Digi Save.
Addressing the presss Msapato said the promotion seeks to encourage the culture of saving in the country and to promote modern technology of digital banking where customers can transact via mobile phones.