Access Bank Joins Ghana Club 100



ACCESS PICBarely a month after being named as the “Top Emerging Brand” in the Banking industry by Premier Brands, Access Bank (Ghana), has once again been recognized for its consistent growth, excellent customer service and impressive financial performance by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC).

At an awards ceremony held in Accra, the Bank was admitted into the prestigious Ghana Club 100 (GC 100), as the 3rd highest performing institution in the banking industry.

The Ghana Club 100 membership further underscores Access Bank’s strategic objective of becoming the “Most Respected Bank” in Ghana within the next few years, having also been adjudged “Best Growing Bank” in the industry for 2013 at the Ghana Banking Awards held earlier, June this year.

Receiving the GC 100 award on behalf of the Bank, an excited Mr. Calleb Osei, Head of Financial Control, dedicated the award to customers of the Bank whilst thanking them for their unflinching patronage over the years.

Commenting on the award, Dolapo Ogundimu, Managing Director for Access Bank Ghana, noted that the award was a reflection of the hard work and investments the bank had devoted to its people, technology and appropriate infrastructure, with the aim of improving its service delivery capabilities.

“All the recognitions have come after our recently concluded merger process and it has caused both management and staff to rededicate themselves to better serve customers without whose support Access Bank wouldn’t have been a force to reckon with for good financial and banking services,” he added.

After bagging three distinguished awards in 2013, some industry watchers have opined that the trend of Access Bank’s recognition across various quarters was an indication of its potential in becoming an emerging force in the Ghanaian banking industry.

The bank has enjoyed what is arguably the most successful banking growth trajectory in the last four years with consistent performance across key financial indicators.

Its parent company, Access Bank Plc in Nigeria, is ranked amongst the top 15 banks in Africa by assets and capital. The bank’s leadership position on the continent was recently validated by an upgrade of its risk ratings by reputable international and domestic rating agencies:  S&P (ngA- to ngA); Fitch Ratings (B- to B); and Augusto & Co (BBB to A-) respectively.

The Access Bank Group is made up of nine (9) African markets (Burundi, Cote D’Ivoire, Congo DR, Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Zambia) spanning sub-Saharan Africa’s three monetary zones and the United Kingdom.

With its global footprint, the bank is able to showcase its expertise in treasury, trade finance, cash management and technology driven banking solutions.

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