Prudential Bank goes to Techiman
Prudential Bank Limited (PBL) has opened a new branch at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region to offer more financial support to the people in the municipality to boost agriculture and other businesses in the area.
The Deputy Managing Director in charge of Finance, Administration & Credit Administration of the bank, Mr Joseph Okine-Afrane, observed that, “There is a large number of businesses engaged in trading in agricultural produce such as yams, maize, groundnuts and we have brought our products and services to the business community of Techiman to serve their banking needs.”
He said the bank was also well positioned to support the other enterprises in the area, which included fuel dealerships, businesses in cosmetics, second-hand clothing, restaurants, transportation, hawking, cold stores, hospitals, schools, imports and exports.
“Churches that need financial support for their operations may also approach the PBL for assistance”.
He advised the staff of the bank to provide exemplary services to the customers. “You need to be friendly, approachable, well cultured, honest and proactive”.
“The staff should be mindful of the fact that we have promised our customers that they would always leave our branches fully satisfied,” he stressed.
The Deputy Managing Director in charge of Operations, Mrs Mary Brown said the opening of the Techiman branch brings the bank’s branches to 31 and two agencies. These are located in Accra, Tema, Kumasi, Takoradi, Cape Coast and Tamale. The agencies are located at Valley View University, Oyibi and the Methodist University College, Dansoman.
Mrs Brown noted that the Techiman Municipal area has a lot of business opportunities. “Now, we are at your doorstep and we encourage all of you to take advantage of our full range of banking services”.
During the 17 years of the bank’s existence, the Deputy Managing Director said its operations had been driven by excellence and, “We assure you that you will find us a vital partner in the growth of your businesses”.
The Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs of the bank, Mrs Akosua Boahene, said through PBL’s savings products, namely; the Prudential Business Savings Account (PBSA) and Prudential Welfare Savings Account (PWSA), savers can access credit up to 150 per cent of their deposit balance.
“We, therefore, encourage micro and small-scale business operators to subscribe to the Prudential Business Savings Account and also watch out for the Visa Debit Services which will soon be rolled out,” she pointed out.
She also entreated customers of the bank to take advantage of its electronic products and services, such as cashWise ATM, SMS Banking (textWise), Point of Sales (PosWise), alertWise and Internet Banking Services to enhance their operations.