- Monday, 11 March 2013
Our major strengths lie in our ability to provide quick and efficient products and services, enhanced security for cash handling for staff, flexible business hours and available special arrangements for extended banking hours for some customers on request.
Treasury Bills & Government Bonds TradingThe Bank sells and buys Government securities on both the primary and secondary markets. The trading is done at competitive rates and this may be done on an outright or repurchase basis (REPO).
Commercial PaperWhen available, Investrust Bank plc will trade in US-Dollar denominated commercial paper as and when customer needs dictate.
Bankers AcceptancesThis is a product that caters for the needs of commercial borrowers and investors. Please note that the bank sells bills subject to availability. The minimum investment is K50,000 and the investment periods range from three to ninety days. Rates are dependent upon the tenor of investment and the size of the transaction.
Treasury Call AccountThis account operates in the same manner as a term deposit in the branch but has an added advantage of higher or negotiated interest rates. For amounts above K1 million the deposit may be secured with Government Securities. However, this may reduce the applicable rate on the deposit.
Information & Advisory ServicesWe also provide our customers with important information such as Central Bank regulations and policies, general market conditions as provided by the Bank of Zambia. At the customer’s request, we shall fax or e-mail our daily indicative foreign exchange rates and weekly indicative money market interest rates. Acting as an arranger and consultant, the Bank may also provide services in areas of corporate finance and fund raising for large ticket financial transactions.
Foreign ExchangeThe Bank buys and sells foreign currency at very competitive rates. For large transactions, the rates are negotiable directly with the Treasury Department. The department will within its ability quote very fine rates for substantial volumes traded. Kwacha settlement for foreign exchange deals may be done through the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system or by directly crediting customer’s account if they already hold an account with the Bank. Standard settlement time for such transactions is immediately after realisation of foreign currency funds. Products and Services (continued) The currencies we deal in are:
US-Dollar (USD), Pounds (GBP), South African Rand (ZAR) and the Euro (EUR). The Bank does not levy any charges on these transactions unless the funds are being remitted out the country. For such transactions, the Bank shall recover the swift charge. We have a number of reputable correspondent banks through which we conduct foreign exchange business on behalf of customers. Our correspondent International banks include the following:- Name of Bank Country Currency Citibank UK Pound Sterling/Euro Citibank USA US Dollar Citibank South Africa Rand/US$ ABSA South Africa Rand/US$