TIB Development Bank, formerly known as Tanzania Investment Bank (TIB), is a government-owned development bank in Tanzania. The bank is the first development finance institution established by the Government of Tanzania. The activities of TIB are supervised by the Bank of Tanzania, the central bank and national banking regulator. TIB is registered as a Registered Financial Institution.
The bank was established by Act of Parliament in 1970. At that time, the main objective of TIB was to provide “medium and long-term loans to investors in commercial agriculture, manufacturing, processing, construction, transport, tourism and mining sectors”.
However, due to economic hardships, including a war with Idi Amin of neighboring Uganda and foreign currency exchange fluctuations within the Tanzanian economy, the bank became unable to service its financial obligations. To mitigate financial losses, TIB resorted to making short-term loans and to function like a commercial bank. The period between 1980 until 2003 was particularly hard on the bank.
Closing Date is 30th July 2018