Guaranty Trust Bank, in a bid to extend its services to Ghanaians in the diaspora has introduced a new product called the Non-Resident Ghanaian (NRG) Account.
This innovative product offers Ghanaians and their families living abroad the opportunity to open and operate a local bank account from anywhere in the world for savings, remittances, business and other purposes. Amounts saved could be used as collateral for a loan facility as well.
The Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited, Lekan Sanusi says “coming out with the NRG Account is in line with our new strategic focus to continue to bring our services even closer to all Ghanaians irrespective of their location worldwide”.
The NRG Account provides customers access to a wide range of banking products and services, including Current and Savings Accounts, Foreign Exchange Account, Foreign Currency Account, investment in Money Market instruments, eBanking services and card products such as MasterCard and Visa.
It can be operated in Cedi, Dollar, Euro and Pounds and statements of accounts are sent via emails and SMS.
Deposits are done through conversion of foreign currency to Cedi account via transfer from a bank account abroad. Cash and cheques can also be deposited into accounts by relations or other people instructed to do so on behalf of the customer at any of the Bank’s branches in Ghana.
Withdrawals can be made through the use of Visa and MasterCard cards, cheques and transfers via Internet Banking platform to GTBank customers and customers of other Ghanaian banks.
“The NRG Account is an excellent characteristic of a business solution with reliability, convenience and safety in mind and we believe it will go a long way to further deepen our unrivaled customer delivery”, stated Mr. Sanusi.
GTBank presently operates from 23 outlets spread across six regions in the country, namely Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western, Brong Ahafo, Volta and the Northern regions.
Plans are advanced to expand services to the Central and Eastern regions.
Story by Ghana/Luv Fm/Kofi Adu Domfeh