TIB Development Bank (Tanzania Investment Bank) - History, Branches and More

TIB Development Bank (Tanzania Investment Bank) – History, Branches and More

TIB Development Bank, originally Tanzania Investment Bank (TIB), is a Tanzanian government-owned development bank. Tanzania’s government founded the bank as the country’s first development finance organization. The Bank of Tanzania, Tanzania’s national banking regulator and central bank, oversees TIB’s operations. The Tanzania investment Bank is a registered financial institution.

Type Parastatal
Founded 1970
Industry Finance
Headquarters Sam Nujoma Road, Plot 3, Dar es Salaam, Sinza, East Tanzania
Products Equity Partnerships, Loans, Management Services, Import/export Finance
Key people Managing Director – Charles Singili
Owner Government of Tanzania
Total Assets (2010) USD 62 million
Website tib.co.tz


Tanzania Investment Bank was founded in 1970 by a parliamentary. TIB’s major goal then was to give “long and medium-term loans to entrepreneurs investing in commercial agricultural, processing, manufacturing, construction, tourist, transportation, mining and tourist sectors.” However, the bank was unable to meet its financial commitments due to economic difficulties, such as a conflict with neighbouring Uganda’s Idi Amin and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange within the country’s economy. TIB began providing short-term loans and acting as a commercial bank to reduce financial losses. The time frame from 1980 to 2003 was exceptionally difficult for the bank.

Development Financial Institution

Over time, the government of Tanzania, the bank’s only stakeholder, re-capitalized it, re-vamped its development objectives and restructured the management. Tanzania Investment Bank owned an asset base of over US$62 million by December 2010. (TZS:93 billion). In the following years, the government plans to increase that number to USD 265 million (Tsh:400 billion). Tanzania’s agriculture accounts for a sizable component of the bank’s assets.

Tanzania Investment Bank Group

Tanzania Investment Bank was restructured into three independent yet connected investment banks in Tanzania, which formed the Tanzania Investment Bank Group, also known as TIB Group.

  • A development financing company (DFI) known as TIB Development Bank Ltd
  • TIB Corporate Finance Ltd – A short-term finance institution that supports the DFI’s operations by serving big corporate clients, both private and public
  • TIB Rasilimali Ltd – A regulated brokerage firm controlled entirely by the Tanzanian government that buys and sells corporate bonds on DSE. In addition, Rasilimali supports DFI by providing investment advice to the government.


Tanzania Investment Bank has branches in the following cities:

Branch City Address
Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam Mlimani City Office Park, Building 3, Sam Nujima Road
Zanzibar Zanzibar  
Dodoma Dodoma  
Mbeya Mbeya 28 Jacaranda Street
Arusha Arusha Sokoine Road, Central Plaza Building
Mwanza Mwanza PPF Plaza Building, 3rd Floor

Main office (Dar Es Salaam) Tanzania Investment Bank Contacts

Phone: +255 27 2544584, +255 27 2544584

Fax: +255 27 2544522

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