Ria Money Transfer names GTBank as ‘Best Technology-Driven Bank Partner’ …also recognises it as ‘Best Ria Brand Champion’


Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited’s superiority in technology and electronic banking has been given further endorsement, as Ria Money Transfer – a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide Inc. which specialises in money remittances – has named the bank ‘Best Technology-Driven Bank Partner’ in 2017.

The progressive global remittance services company has also recognised GTBank as the ‘Best Ria Brand Champion in 2017’.

These endorsements were made during Ria’s 30th anniversary awards and dinner night at the Labadi Beach Hotel, in Accra, last weekend.

A citation signed by Ria’s Operations Head, Africa, Mr. Robert Kotei, that accompanied the award for the ‘Best Technology Driven Bank Partner’ reads: “Ria is pleased to present to you this award for Best Technology Driven Bank Partner in 2017. Technology lies at the center of our service. Your expertise and resilience in this area is very impressive, and this enables us to offer a seamless service to our cherished customers. We appreciate you. Keep up the great work”.

For the ‘Best Ria Brand Champion’ award, the citation – also signed by Mr. Kotei – commends GTBank for its efforts in promoting the remittance service. It reads: “Ria is pleased to present to you this award for the ‘Best Ria Brand Champion in 2017’, for going the extra mile to promote our service inside and outside your branches. Thank you for continuously marketing Ria and helping us colour Ghana in orange”.

Reacting to these recognitions by Ria, Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited, Mr. Lekan Sanusi said: “We are grateful to Ria for acknowledging our efforts. Our journey with RIA commenced in October 2013, and so far the relationship has been mutually beneficial. At GTBank we regard RIA as one of our best Money Transfer partners, and we can attest to the fact that they are responsive, cooperative and reliable, for which we applaud them”.

Mr. Sanusi also congratulated Ria on the celebration of its 30th anniversary. “30 years is short but long enough to have proven their strength and resilience in remittance business, and so on the occasion of their Pearl Anniversary we wish to urge Ria on to continue doing well; and we look forward to a more fruitful collaboration in our quest to delight our mutual customers,” he stated.

Ria is one of the largest global money transfer companies, established in 1987 with the purpose to provide a cost-effective, secure and fast option for sending money to families and loved ones worldwide. Serving 150 countries, Ria has emerged as a global leader in remittances and is a recognised brand in both quality and service.

Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited, over the last eleven (11) years of operations in Ghana, has become a household name and trailblazer in the innovation of efficient electronic channels that enable its customers to carry out banking transactions from wherever they may be.

Barely a week ago, the Bank won five (5) awards at the 2017 Banker Africa–West Africa awards: namely the Most Innovative Bank, West Africa; Best Online Platform, Ghana; Best Commercial Bank, West Africa; Best Commercial Bank in Ghana and Best Corporate Bank, Ghana – all in recognition of its unique offering of tailor-made products and services to serve customers better.

In June this year, GTBank Ghana was for the fourth (4th) year running adjudged ‘Technology Advanced Bank of the Year’ at the Ghana Information Technology and Telecoms Awards; thereby cementing its undisputed lead in the use of technology to make banking easy and convenient for its customers and the general public.

It was also named the Digital Bank of the Year and Best Bank in Mobile Financial Service in recognition of the various platforms and channels deployed to enhance banking on the go.

These awards cemented an earlier international recognition of GTBank’s superiority in e-banking, when the U.K.-based Capital Finance International awarded it the Best Digital Banking – Ghana 2017 award in March this year.

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