Business News of 2014-03-08

GT Bank expands to Cape Coast

As part of its branch expansion programme, the Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited, has extended its footprints to the Central Region.

The move forms part of the bank’s commitment to bring more convenience to the doorstep of customers and the general public.

The new branch brings the total number of branches of the bank to 27.

A release from the bank said, “It also brings to seven, the number of regions in which GT Bank operates. The others are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Western, Volta and the Northern regions”.

It said the new Cape Coast branch, which is located at F87/3 Kotokuraba Road, near the Kotokuraba Market and towards the Mfantsipim School, offered universal banking services, efficient in-branch internet banking platform, as well as fast and reliable money transfer services, just like all other GT Bank branches.

“Customers and the general public in and around Cape Coast or from elsewhere in the Central Region can also make airline e-ticket reservation payments (British Airways / Iberia & Starbow), ECG and Ghana Water bill payments, mobile money transactions, VFS Visa payments at the branch”, the release said.

It said aside its normal banking hours from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m, the branch was fitted with a 24-hour ATM that enabled Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus, Maestro and China Union Pay cards transactions.

The release quoted the Managing Director of the bank, Mr Lekan Sanusi, as saying, “It is part of our growth strategy and desire of the Bank to bring its services closer to customers and non-customers across the length and breadth of the country”.

“We believe that Cape Coast, potentially, has as much to offer the bank as we intend to offer the people in the region”, he added.

The Head of Corporate Affairs of the bank, Mr Ben Ackah-Mensah, also expressed his delight about GT Bank’s presence in Cape Coast and stated that, aside the bank increasing its customer base, it was clearly an opportunity to further boost the brand’s visibility and equity in the country through the provision of its innovative products and excellent service delivery to students, business people, traders and the general public in the region.

He further stated that, “We clearly understand the diverse nature and history of the region and that our entire banking system, especially our robust internet banking platform could be hugely beneficial to customers there”.