The best banks in Zimbabwe for customer satisfaction

In this article we look at the best banks in Zimbabwe in terms of customer satisfaction based on our monthly Brand Health Tracker SagaBrand survey from April 2022. 

In recent years, the financial sector in Zimbabwe, as well as across the African continent, has experienced some significant changes. Indeed, the Covid-19 crisis accelerated the shift of the banking industry towards a new model. For example, it has seen the rise of mobile money and an increased digitalisation drive to reduce costs and improve the customer experience. Branches have closed and as a result customers interact now in a different way with their financial service providers. So which banks in Zimbabwe are the most successful in keeping their clients happy? 

To answer this, we recently surveyed our online panel in Zimbabwe. We asked them, among the banks they have ever used, for which ones they consider themselves a satisfied or dissatisfied customer. 

Ranking of the best banks in Zimbabwe

Here is the ranking of the best banks in Zimbabwe based on customer satisfaction:

  1. Stanbic Bank (owned by South African Standard Bank Group)
  2. Nedbank (subsidiary of South African Nedbank Group)
  3. NMB
  4. First Capital (owned by FMB Capital Holdings)
  5. Ecobank
  6. Banc Abc (from the parent company ABC Holdings Ltd)
  7. cbz Bank
  8. FBC Bank Limited
  9. CABS (member of Old Mutual Group)
  10. Steward Bank (owned by Econet Global)
Best banks in Zimbabwe for Customer Satisfaction

Stanbic Bank, the best bank in Zimbabwe from a customer satisfaction point of view

So this survey shows that Stanbic Bank is the clear winner of the Top banks ranking in Zimbabwe. The South African owned bank not only has the highest customer satisfaction level of all banks (79%), but it also has the lowest % of dissatisfied customers with only 4%.  Nedbank and NMB follow suite at respectively 70% and 67% of satisfied customers. Togo-based Ecobank comes 5th at 56% satisfaction and a concerning 19% in terms of dissatisfaction. This is one of the highest % of dissatisfied customers among the top rated banks in Zimbabwe. Some reason for concerns as well for Steward Bank. Indeed, over a third of his customers declare being dissatisfied with the bank.

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Customer Satisfaction: For which brands below are you a SATISFIED or DISSATISFIED customer? 

Base: Respondents who have ever been a customer of the brand. N = 336

Population: adults above 18 years old

Period: April 2022