By Lyaazi Moses
In addition to DFCU and Stanbic banks already existent on campus soil, Ruparelia Group owned bank, Crane bank has officially launched its financial activities in MUK.
Senate building, ground floor is where one can access crane bank. Clear with their target market being Makerere University stakeholders including students, staff members and parents at large, crane bank promises to be more competitive than its counterparts in this market.
Aware of the needs of stakeholders at the university, which include timeliness, transparency and efficiency, crane bank promises an amendment of their unbecoming reputation recently portrayed to the public by students of this very university over internship fees and savings inaccuracies.
Avdhesh Yadav, the branch manager says mistakes are human and that the bank has taken time to come out and clear the air over the inaccuracies that occurred in the past.
“This is a new branch with a new and well trained team, for as long as we have your (students) trust, expect the best from us,” Avdhesh upheld.
Being too spacious is one indicator of excellence service that crane bank is putting forward with over 10 tellers, one for university staff specifically, three for receiving payments such as fees , three for making payments such as cash withdrawals, two for foreign exchange to ease load for foreign students and the other for western union money transfer.
Fixed deposit accounts, students accounts, savings accounts are some of the benefits the bank is promising to offer to the entire university fraternity. ATM machines will also be at the service of the bank beneficiaries with one just adjacent to the university bookshop and the other at the new bank premises.
“ The charge fee for transactions at our Atm machines is very minimal compared to other banks around the university and besides opening up an account with us is now free of charge here at the university,” Hilda, the attendant at the customer services desk said.