By Dipo Olowookere
To help parents minimize the financial burden of school fees as schools reopen for a new term, Stanbic IBTC Bank, a member of Stanbic IBTC Holdings, has encouraged parents to take advantage of its bouquet of payment solutions.
Stanbic IBTC Bank listed its educational payment solutions to include, Short Term Loans, Salary Advance (SALAD) for salaried workers as well as its Credit Cards that parents can take advantage of to pay the school fees of their children/wards without negatively impacting the family income.
The bank said its prepaid cards are available to load pocket money for children/wards while the credit cards, which currently offer a 55-day interest moratorium, can be used to seamlessly pay school fees.
The school fees payment solutions underline the importance the financial institution attaches to education, it added.
Executive Director, Personal and Business Banking, Stanbic IBTC, Mr Babatunde Macaulay, said the educational development of children is the key to unlocking a prosperous future for the family and the bank is desirous to offer the necessary assistance to parents/guardians to ensure they bequeath their children this important legacy.
“Stanbic IBTC understands the pivotal role education can play in transforming a society, which is why we have developed these products tailored to the needs of our customers as they strive to provide quality education for their children/wards,” Mr Macaulay said.
“Stanbic IBTC, will continue to develop products and services to support the attainment of quality education.
“The school fees loan is a fast, simple and convenient way by which customers can meet their short term financial obligations to educate their children. And the repayment terms are very convenient,” he added.
Other benefits of the school fees loans, according to Mr Macaulay, include low interest rates, access to a revolving line of credit, flexible repayment terms, and the opportunity to access credit up to 100% of the customer’s income.
With schools resuming for a new term, the school fees loans will help to alleviate the financial burden parents and guardians may face in paying school fees.
On how to access the products, Mr Macaulay said the beneficiary must be a salary account holder with Stanbic IBTC Bank after which the customer can walk into any branch of the bank and apply for any of the loans in a few easy steps. The application is then processed within one week and the customer is contacted with feedback.
“Stanbic IBTC Bank will continue to leverage the expertise of the Stanbic IBTC Group to provide services and develop products that address the specific needs of our customers,” Mr Macaulay said.
Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, is a full service financial services group with a clear focus on three main business pillars – Corporate and Investment Banking, Personal and Business Banking and Wealth Management.
Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets. It is rooted in Africa with strategic representation in 20 countries on the African continent, including South Africa.
Standard Bank has been in operation for 153 years and is focused on building first-class, on-the-ground financial services organisations in chosen countries in Africa and connecting other selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other, applying sector expertise, particularly in natural resources, globally.
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