December 4th, 2014
The Banker Magazine, a publication of The Financial Times,has declared Guaranty Trust Bank Plc as the “Best Bank in Nigeria for 2014” saying it was for promoting industry-wide excellence in Banking Ethics and adherence to the highest corporate governance standards.
The award held last week at Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London had in attendance more than 350 senior executives from well over 120 countries.
The Banker is the world’s leading monthly journal of records for the banking Industry, with over 90 years expertise in publishing development in the banking industry both Africa and on the global scale. For over 1000 applications collected, The Banker selects one winning bank for each of the 120 countries shortlisted.
Commenting on the award, Mr. Segun Agbaje, MD/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc said “we are happy to receive this award”. He attributed the bank’s achievements to the hard work and commitment of its employees and loyalty of its customers. According to the MD/CEO “we are committed to building an enduring institution with strong values and sound corporate governance standards which will ensure that we continue to deliver over and above the expectations of all stakeholders.”
For him, GTBank has continued to push the boundaries with the introduction of products and services tailored to meet the needs of its customers. The Bank was also the recipient of other prestigious awards in the global banking space within the last 12 months. These include “2014 African Bank of the Year” award by The African Banker, “2014 Best Bank in Africa” and “2014 Best Bank in Nigeria” awards by Euromoney.
He said that Guaranty Trust Bank plc has introduced several innovations over the last few months in its bid to further consolidate its position as the most service focused bank in Nigeria. These include The MarketHub; an e-commerce platform where buying and selling are transacted in a virtual market space hosted on the bank’s platform, One click Top-up; an alternative service that enables GTBank account holders conveniently recharge their mobile phones with airtime from their bank account with ease.