pBarclays Bank Ghana, a member of Absa Group, recorded an impressive growth of support to its customers and businesses during 2018, the bank’s 2018 financial results released has indicated.
According to Barclays, it
increased its loans and advances to customers to the tune of
GHȻ3,125 million last year which represented a growth
rate of 35 per cent. This according to the bank, is as a result of its belief
in providing financial support to Ghanaian businesses including SMEs to
stimulate economic growth.
Speaking to journalists
after announcing its 2018 financial results, the Managing Director of Barclays
Bank Ghana, Mrs Abena Osei-Poku said, “The bank achieved an increase in customer
loans and advances by 35 per cent translating into GHȻ3,125 million in 2018; with deposits recording 49 per
According to Mrs Osei-Poku,
the bank’s net interest income grew 22 per cent from GHȻ 531 million to GHȻ 651 million.
impressive results have been our growth strategy driven by our dedicated and
hard-working employees as well as the confidence of our loyal customers in our
exceptional products and services,” she added.
“For Barclays Bank Ghana,
2018 was a year of significant transitions. The bank continued with its
separation from Barclays PLC to Absa and saw a change in leadership in an era
of important reforms in the banking industry. “2018 has demonstrated our
resilience and ability to consistently deliver in an everchanging environment,”
In 2019, the bank indicated
that it is focusing on growth, transformation and building positive momentum.
“We will remain a trustworthy partner and
relentlessly pursue mutually beneficial growth opportunities to help all our
stakeholders realise their possibilities. We will become the leading bank in
Ghana that you and the whole of Ghana will be proud of,” Mrs Osei-Poku assured.
Barclays Bank Ghana is expected to complete its transition into Absa in February 2020 after all regulatory approvals.
By Times Reporter
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