GTBank emerges Africa best @2017 Euromoney Awards
Foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank plc reaffirmed its position as a leading
global brand with its recent recognition as ‘ Nigeria’s Best Bank & Africa’s Best Bank for
SMEs’ during the 2017 Euromoney Awards which held in London on Thursday, July 06, 2017 at
the prestigious Tower of London.
Now in its 26thyear,theEuromoney AwardsforExcellencecoversmorethan20globalproduct
categories, best-in-class awards and the best Banks in over 100 countries around the world by
recognizing institutions that have demonstrated leadership, innovation, and momentum in the
markets they operate. In selecting its recipients, Euromoney combines quantitative and
qualitative data to honor institutions that have brought the highest levels of service, innovation
and expertise to their customers.
According to Mr. Clive Horwood, Euromoney Magazine’s Editor, “Nigeria went through a difficult
year, as low oil prices and capital flight continued to hurt the country’s economy. Many banks
struggled as a result of this but GTBank remained strong, recording significant and enviable
financial and non-financial performance. According to him, the bank’s digital transformation drive
has been very successful as it has enabled the bank to deepen financial inclusion across Africa
with its array of tailor-made digital solutions that has made banking simpler and more accessible.
Commenting on the award, Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/CEO of GTBank said: “We are
honored to win the Best Bank in Nigeria award a record eight times and to be recognized as
Africa’s Best Bank for SMEs. These awards reflect our progress in building strong, value adding
relationships with our customers whilst positioning the bank as the financial institution for Small
and Medium Enterprises through our creation of free business platforms that are geared towards
promoting enterprise in key economic sectors.”
We remain committed to maximizing shareholders’ value and delivering superior and sustainable
return, guided by our founding values of hard work, discipline and integrity.
GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The GTBank brand is
regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary
countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world
class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality and innovation.