Steward Bank has dismissed as malicious, a message which has gone viral on WhatsApp warning their customers to close their accounts and get their money out as the bank was close to collapsing. The viral message read:
Alert If you have a an account with Steward Bank pliz transfer your money to another bank with the next 24hrs, Steward bank is about to freeze your accounts and you won’t be able to access your money for next 6 months the process has already started others are already failing to access their funds…..
Please forward this to your relatives or friends before they cry.
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The Bank has refuted these claims and released a message saying:
Please be advised that contrary to a malicious message circulating on social media, Steward Bank has no plans to restrict, freeze or limit customer transactions in any form and for any period as suggested. Whilst we have experienced some intermittency with our RTGS platform due to an increase in the volume of transactions being processed, all our platforms are fully functional with our customers transacting as normal. Customers are advised to ignore this fake announcement and when in doubt contact the Bank through our contact centre.
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Steward Bank, is a commercial bank registered and trading in Zimbabwe. The bank is a subsidiary of the Econet Wireless Zimbabwe. It was founded in 2001 by Tawanda Nyambirai as TN Bank. Read More About Steward Bank