Azania Bank Limited is the first indigenous private bank in the United Republic of Tanzania, formerly known as 1st Adili Bancorp Limited established in 1995 following the liberalization of the banking sector.
The major shareholders of the Bank include National Social Security Fund (NSSF) 35.27%, Parastatal Public Servant Service Fund (PSSSF) 62%, East African Development Bank (EADB) 1.54% and several indigenous Minority Shareholders including staff holding 1% of the shares.
The Bank is currently providing banking services at 19 locations in Tanzania whereby 14 are full branches and 5 are agencies. There are four branches and one agency in Dar es salaam , branches are Masdo House along Samora Avenue, Kariakoo Branch along Msimbazi Street, Tegeta Branch along Bagamoyo Road and Mwenge Branch near Mwenge Bus Stand. The agency is at Mawasiliano Towers building on the ground floor along Sam Nujoma Road near Ubungo, it is a premise which also hosts the Bank Head office.
In Arusha, the Bank has two branches namely Mbauda along Oljoro road and Arusha City located at Wapare Street in City Centre. In Moshi our branch is at Market Street. In Mwanza the Bank has two branches and one agency, branches are at Mwaloni near Mwaloni Fish Market and the other one is Rock City situated in Rock City Mall in Mwanza, the agency is at Rwagasore street. In Shinyanga the bank has a branch at Kahama town Centre and an agency at Kagongwa. The Bank also has a branch at Geita town centre and an agency in Katoro, both in new Geita region. The Bank also operates an agency at Lamadi in Simiyu Region located along Musoma road.