It is almost the end of the year and for those who had a savings plan as a new year resolution and actually started saving, things might be easy.
However, for those who haven’t, it is not too late to start. One can join a Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) entity to begin the journey to financial freedom.
Metropolitan National Sacco has been in operation for over 40 years and has expanded to provide savings and loans services to Kenyans from a diverse walk of life.
The Sacco which started as Teachers’ only financial institution expanded to accommodate members from Government Ministries, Parastatals, Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), National Police Service, Public and Private Universities, Colleges, Academies and the private sector among others.
Therefore, the following can join the Sacco
- Salaried People
- Non Salaried People
- Business Entities
The membership requirements are as follows: One needs a passport photo, a copy of your National Identification Card, pay Sh 1000 membership fee, produce a recent payslip for the employed.
One is also required to fill out a membership form which can be downloaded from the Sacco’s website or taken from the Sacco’s offices in town
Metropolitan is regulated by the Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (Sasra), with which it discussed with, its growth strategy anchored on diversification, customer service excellence and developed products.
The loan products are two, Normal and Emergency loan. The two loans can be accessed by filling forms in the branch.
In line with its new strategy that encompasses IT into the transformation, the Sacco has a loan product that is dispensed from a member’s mobile phone.
Through M-Metro Cash, members of the Sacco can access up to Sh20,000 loan. However, they must have their salaries channelled through FOSA section and have been active members of the Sacco for the last three months
However, the M-Metro Cash service does not serve joint account or accounts which require more than one signatory.
The Mobile banking solution service works for 24 hours.
Youtube link to M-metro cash