Determinants of customer retention in commercial banks in Tanzania: the case of CRDB, NBC and NMB Banks

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University of Dar Es Salaam
This study examined determinants of customer retention in commercial banks in Tanzania. Four specific objectives were developed related to latent variables: customer service, quality of the products provided by banks, pricing of bank products as well as services and customer satisfaction. The variables’ relationships were established through explanatory studies under positivism paradigm. Both primary and secondary data were used in the study. The study adopted convenience sampling technique from an unbalanced sample of 200 bank customers. Primary data were collected through questionnaires and all 200 bank customers responded positively. The Chi-square and multiple regression analyses were used to test the hypotheses. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20 was employed for analysis. Each latent variable was found to be effective in determining customers’ retention. Cronbach’s coefficient alpha was used to measure internal reliability for each latent variable and for the entire questionnaire. Face validity ensured validity of the instrument. The study discovered that academics need to incorporate quality of products provided by the banks together with pricing of banks products in customer retention models. For Bank of Tanzania, there is a need to expand monitoring and include quality of the products provided by banks to determine the sustainability of banking industry. Moreover, for the banks, there is an opportunity to customize their services as well as increase revenue and at the same time improve service quality by employing more Customer Relationship Managers to serve customers better and enhance their retention.
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Banks and banking, Customer services, Commercial banks, Tanzania
Msoka, C(2013)Determinants of customer retention in commercial banks in Tanzania: the case of CRDB, NBC and NMB Banks,Master Dissertation, University of Dar Es Salaam. Dar Es Salaam