Ive had extensive dealings with a number of banks in Arusha, including CRDB (arrogant and awkward to deal with), FBME (apparently closed down because of corrupt management), Exim (reasonably good, but takes a couple of days to find remitted funds often, and Internet banking keeps getting disabled if you go on holiday), CBA (nice manager but let down by inefficient underlings that dont keep their word and end up messing you around), NBC (ridiculous place - queues are often 3 hours long and money takes around a week to arrive). In contrast, if early indications are anything to go by, Ecobank currently looks to be the best bank in Tanzania.Today, a payment was initiated in Europe at 1455 Tanzanian time. At 1526 (31 minutes later) we got an SMS message notifying us that these funds were already available to collect in Arusha. This is truly extraordinary by Tanzanian standards and if this kind of performance continues, then EcoBank will clearly set itself apart from the competition, and attract the most discerning domestic investors. Well see what happens.