NCBA signs property financing deals with Optiven

NCBA deduty director- consumer banking Mercy Kagwiria with Optiven Group CEO George Wachiuri during the signing of a property financing deals in Nairobi on March 6,2020/COURTESY

NCBA Bank has signed a strategic partnership with property firm-Optiven Limited as it aims to grow its property finance business.

The agreement will enable NCBA customers to buy their desired plot of land and build a residential or commercial unit. NCBA will also offer customers financing of up to 25 years.

NCBA’s deputy director, consumer banking Mercy Kagwiria said the partnership will enable its customers to access end to end property financing solutions in a seamless manner.

“Our property financing offers tailored made end-to-end services that meet the unique requirements of our customers,” said Kagwiria.

“The bank’s customers will benefit from value-added services and unmatched offers from the bank’s ever-expanding list of service providers and vendors,” she added.

She said the lifting of the interest rate caps has prompted renewed interest by investors in the property market.  NCBA projects the sector to record growth of at least 15 percent in 2020.

“NCBA is keen to tap growth in the property market which is now recovering following the removal of the interest rate cap,” Kagwiria said.

Optiven Group CEO, George Wachiuri, said the partnership will enable NCBA customers to access value-added plots, which are particularly enhanced to suit immediate residential settlement, commercial purposes and futuristic capital gain.

“Buyers will have the option of building their own home or contracting Optiven Construction, a subsidiary of the company, to build for them,” said Wachiuri.

NCBA Property Finance unit offers a one-stop-shop that brings together all realtors and buyers in one market place for all property ownership requirements.

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