National Bank of Commerce (Tanzania), whose full name is National Bank of Commerce (Tanzania) Limited, sometimes referred to as NBC (Tanzania), or as NBC (Tanzania) Limited, is a commercial bank in Tanzania. It is one of the commercial banks licensed by the Bank of Tanzania, the country's central bank and the national banking regulator. It is one of the oldest banks in the country tracing its roots to as far as Tanzanian independence. At the end of the year in 2015 the bank had an asset base of over US$773 million (TZS 1.69 trillion) and is the fourth-best capitalized commercial bank in the country, behind National Microfinance Bank, CRDB Bank and FBME Bank.
The bank traces its origins to 1967 when the Tanzanian Government nationalized financial institutions, including banks. In 1991, the banking industry was deregulated. Six years later, in 1997, the institution then known as "NBC" was split into three separate entities: (a) NBC Holding Corporation (b) National Microfinance Bank (NMB) and (c) NBC (1997) Limited. In 2000, the South African banking group Barclays Africa Group, at that time known as Absa Group Limited, acquired a majority stake in NBC (1997) Limited. The Government of Tanzania retained a 30% shareholding and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group took up 15% shareholding in the bank. The new entity became known as National Bank of Commerce (Tanzania) Limited. NBC Bank Tanzania maintains a branch network of 55 branches and numerous ATM's in most major cities and towns of the country.