Guaranty Trust Bank plc has emerged the winner of 2014 The Banker Magazine’s Best Bank in Nigeria Award.
The Banker Magazine is a publication of The Financial Times that promotes industry-wide excellence in Global Banking Ethics and adherence to the highest corporate governance standards.
The prestigious award ceremony which held on Thursday November 27th, 2014 at Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London had in attendance more than 350 senior executives from well over 120 countries.
The Banker is the world’s leading monthly journal of records for the banking Industry, with over 90 years expertise in publishing development in the banking industry both Africa and on the global scale. For over 1000 applications collected,
The Banker selects one winning bank for each of the 120 countries shortlisted.
Commenting on the award, Mr. Segun Agbaje, MD/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc expressed the bank’s delight at winning the award while attributing its achievements to the hardwork and commitment of its employees and loyalty of its customers.
He said, “We are committed to building an enduring institution with strong values and sound corporate governance standards which will ensure that we continue to deliver over and above the expectations of all stakeholders.”
GTBank has continued to push the boundaries with the introduction of products and services tailored to meet the needs of its customers.
The Bank was also the recipient of other prestigious awards in the global banking space within the last 12 months. These include “2014 African Bank of the Year” award by The African Banker, “2014 Best Bank in Africa” and “2014 Best Bank in Nigeria” awards by Euromoney.
GTBank introduced several innovations over the last few months in its bid to further consolidate its position as the most service focused bank in Nigeria. These includes The MarketHub; an e-commerce platform where buying and selling are transacted in a virtual market space hosted on the bank’s platform, One click Top-up; an alternative service that enables GTBank account holders conveniently recharge their mobile phones with airtime from their bank account with ease.
The Bank’s 3rd quarter audited results which were released on the floor of the Nigerian and London Stock Exchange show gross earnings of over N199.2billion and a profit after tax of N66.7billion for the nine (9) months period of January to September, 2014.