GCB Bank Limited has opened a new branch at Saboba in the Northern Region to support and facilitate business activities in the area.
The Saboba branch is the fifth to be out-doored under the bank’s new brand and the first such branch to be opened in the northern sector.
It also brings to 161 the number of GCB branches across the country.
Opening the branch, Ernest Mawuli Agbesi, Managing Director of GCB, expressed his delight at the strides the bank has made into the area, which he described as a huge, viable commercial and fast-growing community that deserves banking services.
He said GCB has been doing business in almost all the districts and business communities in the northern sector for many years.
Mr Agbesi said the incessant calls by residents and businesses in this area for a branch of GCB were therefore justifiable and “it is also a vote of confidence in GCB for having knowledge of the terrain and the capacity to manage banking business in the area.”
He said venturing into Saboba was in recognition of the key role Saboba and surrounding communities play in the fast-growing economy of the area and Ghana as a whole, adding that the presence of GCB was therefore necessary to accelerate the growth of these suburbs.
Mr Agbesi gave the assurance that GCB Saboba would offer all of its banking services, including deposit-taking, investment facilitation, GCB SME banking, 24-hour personal loan, electronic banking covering ATMs, SMS banking, internet banking and GCB mobile banking.
“We have taken cognizance of the nature of business and livelihoods in Saboba and your bank, GCB will pay special attention to SME businesses because Saboba District is known for its vast farm lands, guest houses, clinics, tourist attractions and tourists, traders and transport operators,” the Managing Director said.
He urged residents of Saboba and surrounding communities to take advantage of the bank’s services.
Ubor Binalebeami Mickeal Kambongya, Paramount Chief of Saboba, commended the management of the bank for extending banking services of national and international standards to the area.
He gave the assurance that the chiefs and people of the area would complement the bank’s efforts by ensuring that GCB succeeds and sustains operations in the area.
The District Chief Executive of the Saboba District, John Ali Adolf, called on the people to sustain the peace in the area to attract more investment.
He said the collaborative efforts of the Bank and the District Assembly has resulted in the establishment of the Saboba branch.
Meanwhile, the Yendi branch of GCB, which has been in business for over five decades, has been relocated to a new building to provide better services to customers.
Mr Agbesi said the relocation of the bank to the new building was also because “GCB has been rebranded and we had to improve facilities at the branch to suit the new strategic direction of the bank and the growing needs of our cherished customers.”