Lagos, Nigeria –26th October, 2015
Foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank plc has been recognized as Africa’s Most Innovative Bank for 2015 by leading financial publication EMEA Finance Magazine at the annual African Banking Awards Charity Dinner held in London, United Kingdom.
EMEA Finance is a leading bimonthly global industry publication that reports on the major financial events and happenings initiated and influenced by the international financial industry active in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The award celebrates Africa’s most innovative bank taking into consideration its market strength, profitability, growth and earnings, potential and quality of management of the financial institutions.
According to Christopher Moore, Publisher and Chief Executive of EMEA Finance Magazine: “GTBank’s emergence as Africa’s Most Innovate Bank demonstrates its ability to continuously deliver notable success by leveraging cutting edge technology to deliver excellent services to a diverse African community and bolster efforts towards onboarding the unbanked.”
He further stated that “In recent years, GTBank has attracted laudable accolades for its efforts in growing the African social banking market by offering banking services via social media and other virtual channel. This novel initiative of the Bank, has made it the first Nigerian bank to allow customers transfer money and review their account balances on Facebook.”
Receiving the award on behalf of the Bank, Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/CEO of GTBank said: “We are humbled and proud to be recognized as Africa’s Most Innovative Bank for the second time in three years. For us, this award further confirms our ability to remain at the forefront of innovation within the African banking industry. We are determined to continuously incorporate cutting edge technology in designing products and services that best suit the diverse needs of our customers while providing them with value added services.
He further stated that, “As a Bank, we will continue to differentiate ourselves by aggressively pursuing innovative solutions that create sustainable value for all our customers and stakeholders while maintaining a high standard in service delivery by prioritizing innovation, integrity and excellence.
GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The GTBank brand is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world class corporate governance standards, excellent service delivery and innovation. The Bank operates from over 230 branches within the country and has banking subsidiaries in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom.
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