GTBank News Feed http://gtbank.com Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:22:15 +0000 Open Source Excellence RSS Feeder en-gb GTBank unveils ‘one-stop shop’ app http://gtbank.com/component/content/article/49-media/gtbank-in-the-news/728-gtbank-unveils-one-stop-shop-app http://gtbank.com/component/content/article/49-media/gtbank-in-the-news/728-gtbank-unveils-one-stop-shop-app Lagos, Nigeria - May, 2017

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) has reiterated its commitment to the development of digital banking in Nigeria, as it unveiled the new phase of its global financial services.

Besides, with the increasing number of phone users across the country and its cross border footprints, innovations that would accommodate both smartphones and non-smartphones transactions is necessary for its mobile banking products.

The Managing Director of the bank, Segun Agbaje, gave the indications as he unveiled the latest mobile banking app that is designed to cater for all that is important to customers, with assurance of easy and seamless operations.

The innovation, which has been described as a step ahead in digital banking is tagged, GTWorld, and is now available for download from the Google Playstore for Android phones and the Apple App Store for iPhone.

According to him, the App is built on the back of the bank’s customer-centric digital strategy and features biometric authentications – facial recognition, and fingerprint, and adapts to how and when the customer wants to transact.

The mobile banking app also features a seamless switch to GTBank Automated Payment System (GAPS) Lite, the online banking platform for small businesses, which offers a flexible and secure channel to make payments and collections anywhere in the world.

“We are delighted to be at the forefront of digital banking solutions that are making banking faster, easier and safer for our customers. The Simplicity of GTWorld and innovations such as facial recognition and fingerprint also ensure that our customers enjoy a seamless experience, anywhere, anytime and anyhow they choose to bank,” he said.

He noted that with the rapid growth of smartphone penetration in Nigeria, there has been a steady increase in the adoption of mobile banking solutions.Smartphone users are however, very conscious about the security and efficiency and convenience of such applications; and on those three fronts, the GTWorld app boast of remarkable excellence.

It offers customers access to more than 90 per cent of the bank’s services on their smartphones, guarantees further security through biometric authentication and ensures convenience through the Quick feature, which enables a user to perform transactions without signing in, among others.

GTWorld empowers customers, like never before, to make payments and access in-branch services swiftly and seamlessly, without going to a branch.When switched to GAPS-Lite, the app offers small business owners access to real-time monitoring of all transactions and the ability to make bulk and single transfers on the go to any account in the world.

 

Source: www.guardian.ng

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omatseyin.ayonronmi@gtbank.com (Omatseyin Ayonronmi) Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000
Curtain falls on GTBank Lagos Principals Cup http://gtbank.com/component/content/article/49-media/gtbank-in-the-news/729-curtain-falls-on-gtbank-lagos-principals-cup http://gtbank.com/component/content/article/49-media/gtbank-in-the-news/729-curtain-falls-on-gtbank-lagos-principals-cup Lagos, Nigeria - May, 2017

The final of the 8th GTBank-Lagos Principals Cup, comes up today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. Today’s showpiece final is the official football event to commemorate Lagos @ 50 – the Golden Jubilee celebration of the creation of Lagos State.

The curtain raiser for the day will be the female final which pitches 2014 winners, Government Senior College, Agege against the come-back queens of Season 8, Isale Eko Grammar School, Lagos Island who came from behind twice to secure victories in the quarter and semi-final stages. In the male category, Ijaiye Housing Estate Senior Grammar School will take on Ikotun Senior High School, Ikotun who booked their final ticket with an edge-of-the-seat penalty shootout victory. The match is bound to produce a historic moment for one of the schools as both jostle to win the trophy for the first time ever.

The competition has, over the years, produced exceptional players both at country and club levels, such as Steven Odey, the current leading goal scorer in the Nigerian Professional Football League, who was discovered in the 2012 edition of the tournament where he emerged the Season’s most valuable player and captained his former school, Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School, Agege to victory.

Commenting on the Finals the 2017 GTBank Lagos State Principals Cup, Segun Agbaje, the MD/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, stated that; “We are delighted to see schools aiming for their first ever trophies in this competition; it emphasizes the growing stature of the GTBank-Lagos State Principals Cup as a platform for the cultivation of dreams through hard work and discipline.” He further stated that “When these young talents go on to accomplish many great goals in their lives, they will look back on this competition as the time when they first gained the courage to dare, and built the will to win.” Guaranty Trust Bank plc is a foremost Nigerian financial institution that has maintained a defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy since its inception in 1990.


The Bank actively supports in-classroom and out-of-classroom educational programmes, infrastructure development, students’ scholarship and teachers training across Africa.

Source: www.vanguardngr.com

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omatseyin.ayonronmi@gtbank.com (Omatseyin Ayonronmi) Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000
The 2017 GTBank Food and Drink Fair set to hold during Workers’ Day holiday http://gtbank.com/component/content/article/49-media/gtbank-in-the-news/710-the-2017-gtbank-food-and-drink-fair-set-to-hold-during-workers-day-holiday http://gtbank.com/component/content/article/49-media/gtbank-in-the-news/710-the-2017-gtbank-food-and-drink-fair-set-to-hold-during-workers-day-holiday Lagos, Nigeria - March, 2017

Food lovers from across the world can once again look forward to an unparalleled culinary experience as the 2nd edition of the GTBank Food & Drink Fair is set to hold during the Worker’s Day holiday on Sunday the 30th of April and Monday the 1st of May, 2017. The 2-day event will treat attendees to enthralling gastronomic tours across a wide variety of exciting cuisines and delicacies while offering small businesses in the Nigerian Food Industry a free and vibrant platform to connect with a wider segment of their target markets as well as experts in their business fields.

The GTBank Food and Drink Fair was created by foremost African Financial Institution, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, as part of its efforts to empower small businesses. The 2016 debut of the consumer-focused event received very positive reviews nationally and internationally, had over 90 exhibitors from the food sector and attracted over 25,000 guests over the 2-day period. It was followed by the first edition of The GTBank Fashion Weekend, held in November 2016, which achieved a similar impact in the SME segment of the Nigerian fashion industry and featured over 100 exhibitors and about 30,000 guests.

The GTBank Food and Drink Fair, which is free to attend, will expand on the favourite features of the previous event, such as Cooking MasterClasses and Sales Exhibitions by small businesses, whilst providing new and exciting features such as a Farmers’ Market, where SMEs involved in agriculture will showcase and sell fresh and organic farm products, and a Baking Masterclass for children kids. There will also be a diverse range of restaurants offering mouth-watering dishes, outdoor grills and thrilling entertainment as well as savoury Wine tastings to enable attendees experience an exciting and eclectic mix of undiscovered brands and household names alike.

Commenting on the GTBank Food & Drink Fair, Mr Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said; “We are delighted to return with the 2nd edition of the GTBank Food and Drink Fair. This year, we are raising the bar on the scope and features of the event to deliver an exquisite experience of Nigeria’s diverse culinary mosaic to our customers, the general public and food enthusiasts from around the world. He further stated that, “With the successes of the first editions of the Food and Drink Fair and Fashion Weekend events, we are encouraged to do more; connecting businesses to consumers, creating new markets and business opportunities for our customers.

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 quality and innovation. The Bank is also going beyond the traditional understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility as corporate philanthropy by intervening in key economic sectors to strengthen small businesses through non-profit consumer focused fairs and capacity building initiatives that serve to boost their expertise, exposure and business growth.


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omatseyin.ayonronmi@gtbank.com (Omatseyin Ayonronmi) Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000
GTBank Wins Six EPIS Awards http://gtbank.com/component/content/article/49-media/gtbank-in-the-news/707-gtbank-wins-six-epis-awards http://gtbank.com/component/content/article/49-media/gtbank-in-the-news/707-gtbank-wins-six-epis-awards Lagos, Nigeria - March, 2017

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) said it reaffirmed its position as Nigeria’s leading financial institution on e-payments with its emergence as a multiple award winner during the 2017 Electronic Payment Incentive Scheme (EPIS) awards organised by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System (NIBSS) recently.

With six awards, GTBank took home half of the dozen honours won by Banks and had the highest number of the total awards presented to the financial institutions, Fin-techs, merchants and other stakeholders in the Electronic Payment Incentive Scheme.

The EPIS Efficiency awards was established to reward and celebrate financial institutions, merchants and other stakeholders at the forefront of driving electronic payment in Nigeria. Among the awards won by GTBank are the Best Customer Experience Award (Electronic Payment Platform Experience); for achieving the highest level of overall customer satisfaction in the delivery of electronic payment services to customers, the Cashless Driver: Instant Payments; for the Bank’s outstanding performance in recording the highest transaction count on the NIBSS Instant Payments (NIP) Platform and the Cashless Driver: Point of Sale (POS) Issued Cards’ Transactions for having the highest Point of Sale (PoS) transaction count on the National Central Switch with Issued Payment.

GTBank also won the award for Instant Payments Transaction Efficiency; for achieving the highest transaction count in Point of Sale (PoS) terminals through the National Central Switch (NCS) Platform, the Point of Sale Card Transaction Efficiency; for the Bank’s outstanding performance in recording the highest level of efficiency in card payments on POS terminals connected to the National Central Switch and the award for the Electronic Data Rendition Compliance and Integrity for the Bank’s outstanding performance in ensuring customer data integrity and compliance to CBN mandated submissions.

“We are delighted and proud to recognise, encourage, appreciate and reward financial, non-bank and other stakeholders in the EPIS that has been driving the electronic banking channels in Nigeria,” said the Deputy Governor, Operations Directorate, CBN, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu.

The Managing Director of NIBSS, Adebisi Shonubi, added that the event was a reward for all the years of commitments by stakeholders in the finance industry who have tried to push forward Nigeria’s quest for electronic payment.

Commenting on the awards, Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said: “We are incredibly excited to receive such outstanding honours from the apex regulators in the banking sector. Receiving these awards is indeed humbling and we are encouraged to continue to do more.

He further added that; “As a bank, we will continue to focus on digitising our services and creating a well segmented and integrated customer experience.”


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omatseyin.ayonronmi@gtbank.com (Omatseyin Ayonronmi) Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000
GTBank honoured at Euromoney Private Banking awards http://gtbank.com/component/content/article/49-media/gtbank-in-the-news/706-gtbank-honoured-at-euromoney-private-banking-awards http://gtbank.com/component/content/article/49-media/gtbank-in-the-news/706-gtbank-honoured-at-euromoney-private-banking-awards Lagos, Nigeria - February, 2017

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has reaffirmed its position as a leading global brand with its recent recognition as the ‘Best Private Banking Services, Best Commercial Banking Capabilities & Best Net-worth Specific Services in Africa’ during the Euromoney Private Banking Awards. The awards held last Wednesday at the Plaisterer’s Hall , London, United Kingdom (UK).

The awards, which is in its 14th year, has the Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey as the industry’s leading barometer for product innovation and service delivery to private banking clients. The survey covers 15 different products and client categories on global and regional bases, and has ranking results in 70 countries.

According to Helen Avery, private banking editor, “this year, close to 700 institutions took part in the survey, 2,951 valid responses were received, representing a 12.8 per cent increase from last year figures. GTBank’s recognition in three categories was a testament to the thorough work the bank was doing to deliver the utmost in banking services to its private banking clients. It is hard enough to win in just one category, but to emerge victorious in three, clearly showcased the strength and efficiency of its value proposition to this particular segment of its customer base”.

Receiving the award on behalf of the bank, Managing Director/CEO of GTBank, Segun Agbaje, said: “We are honoured to receive such international recognition for our private banking services. Winning this award is an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of our staff, management and Board to developing and delivering private banking services to the highest standards. It also represents our commitment to serve High Net Worth clients in an innovative way, with products and services tailored to their specific needs.”


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omatseyin.ayonronmi@gtbank.com (Omatseyin Ayonronmi) Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000