Despite whatever banking problems Steward Bank has had in the past, their approach to things has been quite commendable and we acknowledged it right here.
Steward Bank came into the picture with a different approach to banking, instead of limiting banking to the ‘elite’ the bank targeted the low end, which happens to be the majority of Zimbabwe. This is exactly why mobile money is thriving in the country, because of its non-discriminative nature.
It is clear that this type of thinking, I mean the one that dares to take a different direction from the rest of its counterparts is of innovative minds (or at least me thinks). I would (from my little information on the bank) assume that Steward Bank upholds innovation as part of their key values. Why I say so? You can check out their incubation pod initiative. The initiative offers entrepreneurs working space; networking and funding opportunities; WiFi; and of course the chance to open bank accounts with their bank among other things.
Anyway, that’s not the story, story is Steward Bank is looking for skilled developers and other digital savvy individuals to collaborate with, more of partnership. The geeks (developers and such) can either be individuals or a team… of freelancers. Interested candidates need to possess skill and knowledge in the diverse fields of software engineering, design, coding… We will give you more details later.
The selected freelance individual(s) and/or team get to work with the Steward Bank in-house multi-skilled team. The idea behind this collaboration is to develop exciting (in their own words) and disruptive fin-tech projects for the bank.
I’m pretty sure it would really be a good opportunity for one to gain some good experience, contacts and even become a part of something bigger than themselves (that always adds the punch and the mystery right?). But anyway, on a more serious note, this is a good opportunity that you shouldn’t let pass you by, worse off considering that the registration process has been made quite easy and fast (probably 2 – 3 mins to complete). So there’s no excuse really.
In the coming articles we will look more closely at this initiative and of course talk about the money side of things too
If interested, you can sign up here and be a part of the initiative!