FBNBank Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited has commissioned its ultra-modern Kaneshie branch, located at Hansonic Junction in Accra.
The commissioning of the bank’s new Kaneshie branch forms part of FBNBank Ghana’s strategy to bring financial services closer than ever to its customers with the bank’s products and services available to all who embrace the bank’s brand and signaled the expansion of its presence in the country to meet the increasing financial solutions needs of individuals and businesses.
Speaking at the event, Victor Yaw Asante, FBNBank Ghana MD/CEO said the branch commissioning offered the bank an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to Ghana and demonstrate a relentless quest to put customers first.
“While we recognize that most banks and financial institutions are focused on driving the digital agenda, we do not lose sight of the fact that there should also be comfortable touch points for our clients who occasionally need to physically interact with us,” he said.
Mr. Victor Yaw Asante expressed gratitude to the bank’s Board of Directors for working hard to ensure that FBNBank was recapitalized without any issues in 2018.
The FBNBank MD added that the bank had a proud heritage spanning 125 years of excellence. The bank, he indicated, was leveraging on the fact that it was one of the most capitalized banks in the country to offer the very best of service to its Clients.
A Board Member of the bank, Mrs. Hannah Brenda Amoateng stated that with the Customer First value proposition of FBNBank Ghana, the bank was on a journey to become the clear leader and the country’s bank of first choice in financial services solutions delivery while setting a gold standard of customer experience and excellence as a lifelong partner to its customers as their lives continued to evolve.
“This is because at FBNBank, we always put our stakeholders, employees, customers and communities at the heart of the FBNBank business and everything we do is with the aim of meeting the needs of our different stakeholder groups and providing value, meaning and opportunities for them”, she said.
About FBNBank Ghana
FBNBank Ghana Limited is a member of First Bank of Nigeria Limited Group. FBNBank Ghana Limited (FBNBank), a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has 21 footprints in Ghana with over 400 staff and offers universal banking services to individuals and businesses. FBNBank Ghana Limited was formerly International Commercial Bank (ICB) and has been in the business of banking for 24 years in this country. FBNBank Ghana is part of the trade hub that has grown economies for over 125 years across Africa, Europe and China.
FBNBank Ghana Ltd., a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria, has extended a hand of support to the 37 Military Hospital in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
The support, which includes presentation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and cash donation forms part of FBNBank Ghana’s over GH¢500,000 contribution that was made to various institutions including the Awutu Senya East Municipal (ASEM) Health Directorate, Kasoa and through the Ghana Association of Bankers.
Making the presentation at the 37 Military Hospital, the Managing Director of FBNBank Ghana, Victor Yaw Asante reiterated the bank’s commitment to promote the health and wellbeing of Ghanaians. He said the bank found it necessary to support every effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana and the world.
Mr. Asante emphasized the need for all to continue to observe the necessary preventive protocols; which include wearing of face masks, regular washing of hands with soap, use of hand sanitizers and maintaining social distancing to help contain the spread of the virus.
The FBNBank Ghana MD lauded the relentless dedication demonstrated by health professionals in dealing with COVID-19 and urged Ghanaians to avoid stigmatizing people that had been affected by the disease to avoid people keeping infections to themselves.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FirstBank Group has spent over US$2,000,000 in interventions to support the health sector, especially relating to testing, isolation, treatment and the provision of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facilities in Nigeria and countries in which FirstBank of Nigeria Limited subsidiaries provide banking services.
Receiving the items, Brigadier General Dr. Nii Adjah Obodai, Commanding Officer of the 37 Military Hospital expressed appreciation to the FBNBank Ghana Managing Director and wished the bank well.
About FBNBank Ghana
FBNBank Ghana Limited is a member of First Bank of Nigeria Limited Group. FBNBank Ghana Limited (FBNBank), a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has 21 branches and agencies in Ghana with over 400 staff and offers universal banking services to individuals and businesses. FBNBank Ghana Limited was formerly International Commercial Bank (ICB) and has been in the business of banking for 24 years in this country. FBNBank Ghana is part of the trade hub that has grown economies for 126 years across Africa, Europe and China.
FBNBank Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited has held a health walk as part of its New Year activities. The event gave the bank an opportunity to encourage participants to take on healthy lifestyles.
Speaking at the end of the walk in Accra, Managing Director of FBNBank Ghana Limited, Victor Yaw Asante said that ‘the bank embarked on the walk to welcome the new year with new energy and enthusiasm.
According to Mr. Asante, the FBNBank Walk was meant to, inform, influence and inculcate in participants, and members of the public in general, the need to live a balanced lifestyle. He stressed the need for participants to exercise regularly and adopt a healthy lifestyle that will give them a sound mind in a sound body.
Mr. Victor Yaw Asante reiterated that FBNBank Ghana is continuing its quest to endear the brand to its stakeholders in the Ghanaian market. “This is because we take pride in being exclusively customer-centric and we go to great lengths to put the needs of our customers at the heart of our business. Our commitment is to set the gold standard of customer experience and excellence in financial services solutions. Since 1894, our brand has developed a unique culture of making the people we serve our top priority and today, we reinforce our application of this culture, even as we provide unrivalled value to all our customers.”
While congratulating participants for embarking on the walk, Mr. Asante concluded by saying that today we want to refocus participants and members of the public on the need to embrace a culture of exercising this year and beyond. “He expressed the hope that the culture of exercising will stay with all of us long after this walk has ended.”
The FBNBank walk started from the Ghana School of Law, Makola through the Liberation Road and ended at the bank’s head office, Airport. In all, about 200 participants comprising members of staff and the bank’s stakeholders participated in the FBNBank Ghana walk.
FBNBank Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and its parent bank have won awards at the 9th Marketing World Awards held in Accra. While FBNBank Ghana was awarded as the “Fastest Growing Banking Brand” of the Year and its parent bank, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, with 125 years of providing enduring banking services emerged as the “Most Iconic Banking Brand” in Africa respectively.
Receiving the Fastest Growing Banking Brand award, FBNBank Ghana, Country Team Lead for Marketing and Corporate Communications, Enoch Vanderpuye underscored the importance of the award to the bank while expressing his gratitude to the organizers of the 9th Marketing World Awards. He said “this award means a lot to us and it is a testament of our continuous efforts to build and endear the FBNBank brand to our stakeholders in our quest to make it a clear leader and Ghana’s bank of first choice” he stated. “This recognition will further inspire us to be more purposeful in working to deliver on the bank’s vision of establishing FBNBank as a clear leader and Ghana’s bank of first choice” he added.
The Global Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications at First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Folake Ani-Mumuney who received the Most Iconic Banking Brand of the Year Award for FBNBank’s parent bank said this award could not have come at a better time than in the year that the First Bank Group is commemorating its 125th anniversary. Folake was appreciative of the organizers and mentioned that the FBNBank brand has been deliberately purposeful in striving to provide the best financial solutions to its stakeholders. She added that First Bank Group, which has been a trade hub that has grown economies for over 125 years across Africa, Europe and China has a vision to be a leading financial services group in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Global Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications at First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Folake Ani-Mumuney, who has worked tirelessly and passionately to grow brands in the aviation, manufacturing and in the financial services space was presented with the “2019 Marketing World Lifetime Achievement” Award. Mrs. Ani-Mumuney said these awards conferred on her, FirstBank and FirstBank’s subsidiary in Ghana show that the Group is doing something right and will certainly continue on that path.
The Marketing World Awards is a Pan African awards event conceptualized to celebrate and reward brands and individuals who have worked and excelled at their craft. The awards are organized by Instinct Wave, a specialist emerging market media and publishing company.