SACCOs (Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations) have become an integral part of the financial sector, providing financial services to members who are unable to access traditional banking services. SACCOs have been around for a while, but in recent times, they have seen significant growth and adoption. However, the SACCOs' traditional approach of serving their members may not be enough to compete in today's ever-evolving financial landscape.

To stay relevant, Tower SACCO understands its customers' unique profiles and tailor their services to meet their specific needs. By creating unique customer profiles, Tower SACCO has transformed its services and provided personalized experiences to their members.

The traditional SACCO model provides a one-size-fits-all approach, where all members are treated equally, and the same services are provided to everyone. However, this approach is becoming less effective as members become more diverse in their financial needs and preferences. Tower SACCO has had to adapt to the changing market by understanding the unique characteristics of each customer and tailoring their services accordingly.

Creating unique customer profiles has helped the SACCO understand its customers better, such as their financial goals, preferred communication channels, and investment preferences. We have then used this information to personalize our services and provide customized financial solutions.

For example, Tower SACCO can identify members who are interested in investing in real estate and provide them with specialized investment products. Similarly, the SACCO can offer customized loan products for members who want to start their own businesses.

In addition to offering customized products and services, Tower SACCOs has also used unique customer profiles to improve their customer service. By understanding each customer's communication preferences, the SACCO communicates with them in the way they prefer, whether it is via email, phone, or text message.

Furthermore, we have leveraged technology to create unique customer profiles. By implementing a customer relationship management (CRM) system, we collect and analyze customer data to understand our customer’s preferences and behaviours. This information is then used to provide personalized experiences for customers.

In conclusion, SACCOs need to evolve to remain competitive in today's financial landscape. By creating unique customer profiles, SACCOs can provide personalized experiences to their members, improving customer satisfaction and loyalty. SACCOs that adopt this approach will not only retain their current members but also attract new ones who are looking for customized financial solutions.

Compiled by:  Peter N. Kuria
Supervisory chairman