BancABC, a part of financial services holding company Atlas Mara, has rolled out a Visa branded cash card in Tanzania to help in developing cashless society.

The new card will save users from the risk of carrying significant amounts of cash while travelling within or outside the country.

It is a prepaid reloadable card with five different currencies of Tanzanian shillings, US dollars, the Euro, the Sterling pound and the South African rand.

BancABC head of retail and business banking Joyce Malai said that the card can be used by customers and non-customers who do not have accounts with BancABC.

"This card will eliminate the inconveniences and insecurity of carrying cash around and you do not need to open an account with BancABC to have one," Malai added.

The cardholders will be able to access their money anywhere at more than 400 Visa branded ATMs in Tanzania and at 1.3 million Visa branded ATMs across the globe.

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Additionally, the users can also shop at over 1,000 Visa merchants in Tanzania and at more than 35 million Visa merchant retail outlets worldwide.

Malai said: "We have received great feedback from our customers who have children studying abroad as the monthly up keep is very handy and affordable at no extra remittance cost.

"What makes this card even more unique, customers can easily load through mobile money such us TIGOPESA, AIRTELMONEY or MPESA and we are proud to announce that only BancABC cards have this functionality."