Jan 25, 2011, 11:56 AM
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The branch, which bears typical hallmarks of a highly architectural design and aesthetic work suitable for ideal banking transactions, will provide first class services to the teeming informal sector in one of the most populous areas in The Gambia.The branch has a spacious banking hall staffed with experienced personnel ready to add value to the businesses within Latrikunda Sabiji and its surroundings.
short period of six years of operations in The Gambia, GTBank has rapidly grown
to an eight-branch bank with five more branches set to open soon. With its head
Commenting on this development, the Managing Director and CEO of GTBank (Gambia) Ltd., Mr. Lekan Sanusi, said "the opening ofLatrikunda Sabiji is part GTBank's ongoing expansion program aimed at establishing branches in all major townsacross The Gambia. Our mission is to be a national bank and to expand services to non-traditional market segments", he posited. In a delighted mood, Mr. Lekan said "GTBank will open one more branch in Brusubi before the end of this year while Bundung, Farafenni, Old Jeshwang and Basse branches in early 2009".
The bank offers a wide range of innovative and tailor- made products and services that suit the banking needs of the Gambian populace.
These products and services include GT Orange savings Account (No minimum opening balance, no operating balance), Smart Kids Save, (a product designed to nurture the savings habit among children), GTB Bankers Acceptance, Internet Banking and Max Advance (a salary based credit facility). The bank has also installed four ATM machines at its Kairaba Avenue Head Office, Senegambia branch, Serekunda branch and Africell Building along Kairaba Avenue.
As the bank
continues to set benchmark initiatives, GTBank has also introduced Point Of
Sales Terminal (
GTBank Electronic Notification Service (GeNS) and GTBank Swiftmailer. Many households, both in the urban and rural Gambian villages, people are very remote from traditional banking structures.
This trend largely reflects the fact that most banks were strapped in their 'comfort zones' and did little to offer low-cost accounts that would meet the needs of every Gambian.Secondly, as the informal sector activity increasingly continues to take a central role in the economy this inevitably requires banks to expand services to non-traditional market segments.