Business News of Sunday, 8 December 2019
GCB Bank Limited has announced the introduction of a novel mobile wallet service called ‘G-Money’.
The service will allow individuals and businesses to use their mobile phones or Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) to store money in the form of electronic money or value for transactions.
This comes after the Bank’s receipt of approval from the Bank of Ghana (BoG) on November 25, to create electronic value backed by equivalent cash to serve customers Anselm Ray Sowah stated some of the benefits of the new service;
“G-Money affords customers the freedom to perform transactions regardless of their mobile network operator. The service also allows customers to save and borrow money using their wallet”, he explained.
The Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD)-ran service will allow both bank and non-bank customers to send and receive money both locally and internationally.
Customers will also be able to save and borrow money using their G-Money accounts. The account can also be linked to any GCB Bank account to ease transactions.
The introduction of G-Money is part of GCB Bank’s mandate to increase the number of digital services available to its loyal customers. The service is also expected to further propel Ghana’s interoperability system initiated by the Government.
The MD also mentioned the introduction of an added service to revamp the internet banking platform.
“Digital innovation is changing the way we interact with our customers. In recognition of that fact and in our quest to increase customer satisfaction, we have revamped our internet banking platform and introduced a mobile banking app”, he revealed.
Other services that the G-Money service offers are the payment of telecommunication network services and the payment of utility bills. The service can be accessed by registering at any GCB Bank branch or at selected agent points.
All subscribers, agents and merchants of existing mobile money services can still register to use the G-Money service. The service will officially be launched in January 2020.