Business Development

Access Finance Opens its Doors to Bulawayo and Victoria Falls

Access Finance

Access Finance, a specialist Zimbabwean financial services institution that provides client-centric and innovative services, has recently launched two new branches in Bulawayo and Victoria Falls.


Following the establishment of the interbank market, Access Finance launched services to enable customers to buy and sell foreign currency, as well as access foreign currency for business and holiday travel on a willing seller willing buyer basis- as prescribed by the central bank. These services have been available at the institution’s Harare branch.


The Zimbabwe based financial services institution is geared towards meeting the needs of a dynamic market. Its group functions fall under three main areas: Fixed Income, Structured Finance and Foreign Exchange.


The latest chapter is part of their consistent efforts to deliver value through a nimble and flexible service to Zimbabweans both locally and abroad.


Given the locations of Bulawayo and Victoria Falls, and their status as entry ports from South Africa, the need for foreign exchange services in those locations has been great. Access Finance’s expansion to these new locations also answers the call by the central bank to broaden formal channels that facilitate the public’s transactions to convert local currency to forex and vice versa.


Access Finance’s Managing Director, Raymond Chigogwana, expressed the company’s vision as the space for bureau de changes has been opened up by the central bank’s policies.


“There is an increased scope of services that we can now offer the public. We can now facilitate a range of payments for our customers, from overseas tuition or import payments to airline ticket payments,” Chigogwana said.


“We recently began providing foreign exchange services and we will of course continue to provide these as our scope broadens.”


Customers can access the Access Finance bureau de change at the new locations: Shop 1A Parkade Centre in Bulawayo, and Shop 123 Landela Complex in Victoria Falls. Opening hours are Monday-Friday between 8am and 3pm, and Saturday between 8am and 11am.

Access Finance is driven by a unique team of professionals who possess years of experience in the banking and finance sector, locally as well as internationally. The institution continues to take strides to provide a service offering that keeps customers at its core, and envisions continued growth to reach customers across Zimbabwe.


The Access Finance team is available to assist the public as it opens its doors to Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. For any queries about the new Access Finance branches, customers can get in touch via our Whatsapp platform: +263 719 222 377.

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Byron Adonis Mutingwende