FNB Launches Affiliation With Nthula Lounge

Thelma Maswikiti
Thelma Maswikiti

First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) last week launched its affiliation with Nthula Lounge, which will accord the bank’s high net worth clients an opportunity to relax or conduct business whilst in transit at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA).

The lounge has a sitting capacity of 25 and open everyday from 6am to 9pm. Nthula Lounge amenities tie into a variety of travel based value-adds that the bank offers its clients and is expected to make a difference to the way customers spend and experience their travel.

“At FNB, we understand that banking has become more than just a business. Banking is a lifestyle and in this case, the FNB Private Client debit and credit card is a travelling partner that provides our customers with unprecedented value through additional services” said FNBB Acting Chief Executive Officer Richard Wright.

Access to the lounge is free to all FNBB Private Clients, however walk-in FNBB and non-FNBB clients can utilise the lounge for a minimum of two hours at a cost of P299. Clients can also have the privilege of inviting one guest per visit.


Nthula lounge boasts to have a luxurious seating with massage chairs, free access to Wi-Fi, printing, faxing facilities, access to DSTV channels and faxing facilities, percolates tea and coffee as well as house wine and beer, assorted soft drinks and juices and private bathrooms. Nthula Lounge Managing Director, Thelma Maswikiti pointed out that the lounge offers travellers an opportunity to be able to either relax or attend to business while in transit.

“We have seen an increase in patrons looking to make use of the facility. I can assure you, Nthula Lounge is ideal for business people who are always on the go, as it offers the convenience and privacy for one to continue working away from the office,” she added.

FNB Director of Wealth Bongani Khulu noted that this initiative is one of their efforts to make their customers’ lives a little easier, adding that with their products and services, they make convenience their (clients) primary benefit.

“From online banking, cell phone banking, the FNB Banking App, ATM advance and now Nthula Lounge, we understand there are more things in life that one should be spending their valuable time on. Through Nthula, we believe travel will an even more enjoyable experience for our customers,” he said

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