Ecobank Uganda has partnered with various entities to increase its offering for its premier banking customers across different segments.
The bank has partnered with TPS Uganda that is Kampala Serena Hotel, Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa, Nina Interiors- one of the leading furniture shop in Uganda, Prudential Insurance Company and Marasa Africa Lodges, a consortium of Paraa, Chobe, Mweya and Silverback Safari Lodges.
Through the partnerships, Nina Interiors is offering 10% on all furniture except office furniture to Ecobank premium customers. Serena Hotel is offering 5% discount on all restaurants and preferential weekend accommodation rate of $230 per night while Lake Victoria Gold Resort and Spa offers 10% for the same.
Marasa Africa is offering a 10% discount at all its lodges, while Prudential Uganda is offering insurance to Ecobank premier customers and dependents against total permanent disability or loss of life.
Speaking at the press launch at Golden Tulip Hotel, Kampala Tuesday morning, Clement Dodoo, the Managing Director said the partnerships seek to attract more Ugandans to bank with Ecobank and enjoy the privileges offered.
He added that with a large unbanked population (over 7 million Ugandans have a bank account); partnerships like this can attract more people to keep their money with banks.
“When we talk about the unbanked population, we are not referring to only those who cannot afford the money. We are actually talking to the business people who keep their money in sacks and under the bed,” Dodoo said.
“This category of people tends to move with cash hence increasing the risk of attacks and rampant murders,” he added.
Evas Bazirakakye, the Relationship Manager- Premier Banking at Ecobank Uganda said the discounted offers also target other high net customers including Ambassadors, Heads of organizations and other corporates.
In order to access the above services and for ease of identification, Bazirakakye said the customer has to make payment using their Ecobank Visa Platinum card at any of the partnering institutions.