Explaining Zimbabwe’s Money to Someone in the United States
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Explaining Zimbabwe’s Money to Someone in the United States

Types of Money in Zimbabwe You have to live in Zimbabwe to understand its complicated money. Tried to explain the types of money in Zimbabwe to a friend in the United States. He didn’t understand a thing….! Cool. I meant Western Union would be the best as it gives people real United States dollars (cash),…

Zimbabwe’s currency craziness disadvantaging foreign VISA, MasterCard card holders
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Zimbabwe’s currency craziness disadvantaging foreign VISA, MasterCard card holders

With the holiday season having come and gone, the only thing that’s left for most of us to do is to lick our financial wounds. There is something about Christmas that makes us forget that January comes next, with its array of school fees, bills and other commitments. January disease, as they cleverly call it,…

Full List of Bank Short Codes for Zimbabwe
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Full List of Bank Short Codes for Zimbabwe

The following is a full list of all the bank short codes for Zimbabwe. The short codes should be useful for those that wish to use USSD for various banking transactions. BANK​                               Short Code​s (dial) Agribank                              *277# BancABC                              *242# Barclays                               *229# CABS                                   *227#  CBZ                                     *230# Ecobank                              *245#    FBC                                        *220#  MBCA                                   *299# Meikles Mycash                  *212#…

Nedbank Zimbabwe Disables DSTV Payments on Mobile Banking
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Nedbank Zimbabwe Disables DSTV Payments on Mobile Banking

Nedbank, perhaps the only remaining financial institution that was still processing DSTV payments based on RTGS balances, has finally pulled the plug. The bank sent the following message to people a few days ago; Dear client, due to current forex shortages, we have temporarily disabled DSTV payments on mobile banking. We will communicate alternative options…

You can still use your international Visa and MasterCard cards in Zimbabwe
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You can still use your international Visa and MasterCard cards in Zimbabwe

A few days ago I developed a small situation where I really needed some money but none was forthcoming. You know how it is in Zimbabwe these days. The galling thing about my situation was that though I had exhausted everything in my local cards, I had a bit of money in my Payoneer MasterCard…

What’s up with Zimbabwe’s financial systems?
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What’s up with Zimbabwe’s financial systems?

Zimbabwe’s financial systems appears to have become overwhelmed over the past few weeks, with transactions either getting lost or not being fully acknowledged. Not so long ago, CBZ customers were caught unawares when varying amounts were deducted from their accounts. What had happened was that CBZ decided to carry out system updates in one form…

FBC Prepaid MasterCard Review: What is it and how do you get it?
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FBC Prepaid MasterCard Review: What is it and how do you get it?

Dedollarization in Zimbabwe left many people in a lurch. I personally used to take my ordinary Standard Chartered Bank card down South before the fall. There, I would use it to swipe for goods from My Price, Jet, and any other store that accepts VISA cards, much to the amazement and amusement of my brother,…