Dar es Salaam Community Bank

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Dar es Salaam Community Bank
Traded as DSE: DCB
Industry Financial Services
Founded 2001 (2001)
Headquarters Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Key people
Paul Milyango Rupia (Chairman), Edmund Pancras Mkwawa (Managing Director)[1]
Products Loans, Transaction accounts, Savings, Investments, Debit Cards
Revenue Increase Aftertax:US$2.2 million (TZS:3.7 billion (2013)
Total assets US$85.7 million (TZS:143.97 billion) (2013)
Website www.dcb.co.tz

Dar es Salaam Community Bank (DCB), whose official name is DCB Commercial Bank, but is commonly referred to as DCB Bank, is a commercial bank in Tanzania. It is licensed by the Bank of Tanzania, the central bank and national banking regulator.[2]

DCB is a private, publicly traded, microfinance bank, initially established to serve the banking needs of the poorest of the poor in the city of Dar-es-Salaam and its suburbs. In 2012, DCB was issued a national banking license, to extends its services nationwide. The stock of the bank is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.

As of December 2013, the total asset base of DCB was valued at approximately US$85.7 million (TZS:143.97 billion). At that time, the bank's shareholders' equity was valued at about US$19 million (TZS:31.98 billion)[3] Customer deposits at 31 December 2013 totaled TZS:80.3 billion (approximately US$47.8 million).[4]


Dar es Salaam Community Bank was incorporated in September 2001. In October 2001, DCB received a provisional banking licence from the Bank of Tanzania, the national banking regulator. DCB commenced commercial banking services in April 2002. In 2003, the Bank of Tanzania issued DCB with an unrestricted banking license as a regional unit bank, whose services are restricted to serving the Dar es Salaam area only. In 2008, the stock of DCB was floated on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange through the issuance of an IPO. The stock trades under the symbol:DCB. In April 2012, the bank received a national commercial banking license, authorising DCB to expand its operations nationwide. The bank rebranded as DCB Commercial Bank and began to open branches outside Dar es Salaam.[5][6]


The shares of the bank's stock is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, where it trades under the symbol:DCB. The bank's stock is owned by the following corporate entities and individuals:[7]

Dar es Salaam Community Bank Stock Ownership
Rank Name of Owner Percentage Ownership
1 Dar es Salaam City Council 8.86
2 Ilala Municipal Council 8.25
3 Kinondoni Municipal Council 8.11
4 Temeke Municipal Council 7.40
5 Unit Trust of Tanzania 9.05
6 Private Individuals and Corporations 58.33
Total 100.00

Branch Network[edit]

As of November 2014, DCB maintains branches at the following locations:[8]

  1. Main Branch - DCB House, Magomeni Mwembechai, Morogoro Road, Dar es Salaam
  2. Arnautoglu Branch - Arnautoglu Building, Mnazi Mmoja, Bibi Titi Road, Dar-es-Salaam
  3. Magomeni Branch - DCB House, Magomeni Mwembechai, Morogoro Road, Dar es Salaam
  4. Temeke Branch - Junction of Temeke Road & Evereth Road, Dar es Salaam
  5. Tabata Branch - Tabata Old Dampo Area, Dar es Salaam
  6. Mabibo External Branch - Garage Area, Mandela Road, Dar es Salaam
  7. Ukonga Branch - Aviation House, Banana Area, Nyerere Road at Kitunda Road, Dar es Salaam
  8. Chanika Branch - Chanika Road, Dar es Salaam
  9. Paul rupia branch- kariakoo msimbazi road, Dar es Salaam
  10. Benjamin Mkapa City Branch - Morogo Road, Dar es Salaam


The bank's activities are directed by an eight-person Board of Directors. Paul Milyango Rupia, one of the non-Executive Directors is the Chairman. Edmund Pancras Mkwawa, serves as the Managing Director.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tanzania, Invest (10 May 2013). "Interview With Edmund Pancras Mkwawa, Managing Director of DCB Bank Tanzania". TanzaniaInvest.Com. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  2. ^ BOT, . "Directory of Commercial Banks Operating In Tanzania". Bank of Tanzania (BOT). Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  3. ^ DCBCB, . "Statement of Financial Position As At 31 December 2013" (PDF). DCB Commercial Bank (DCBCB. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Masare, Alawi (14 February 2014). "DCB Profit Up 44% In 2013 Fourth Quarter". The Citizen, Tanzania (Dar es Salaam). Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  5. ^ DCBCB, . "DCB Commercial Bank Plc.: About The Bank". DCB Commercial Bank (DCBCB). 
  6. ^ Rugonzibwa, Pius (4 April 2012). "Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Bank Grows To Become Commercial Bank". Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) via AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Daily News Reporter, . (30 July 2014). "DCB Bank Shareholders Share TSh1.8 Billion Dividend". Daily News, Tanzania (Dar es Salaam). Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  8. ^ DCBCB, . "The Branch Network of DCB Commercial Bank Tanzania Limited". DCB Commercial Bank (DCBCB). Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  9. ^ DCBCB, . "The Board of Directors of Dar es Salaam Community Bank". DCB Commercial Bank (DCBCB). Retrieved 13 November 2014. 

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