Barclays Bank Ghana, a member of the Absa
Group, has held an International Trade Finance Forum for its clients, largely
importers and exporters, with a commitment to intensify its trade finance
support for businesses in Ghana.
step is part of the activities outlined to be undertaken by the bank as it
transitions to Absa.
statement from the Barclays Bank Ghana said the bank remained committed to
helping Ghanaian traders to achieve their financial goals with a robust and
broad array of product offering, coupled with extensive experience in the
statement disclosed that Absa had lined up superior and exclusive offers and
opportunities for customers to grow their business.
Forum, dubbed: ‘Global Trade and Risk Management-Optimising the Way Organisations
Transact Business Internationally’, provided participants with deep insights
into global trade, and exposed them to discussions on Ghana’s paperless
clearing system,” the statement said.
also gave participants an opportunity under the Africa Free Trade Agreement to
examine trends in Ghana’s foreign exchange market as well as a platform for an
interaction among industry players in international trade.
to the statement, Mrs Ellen Ohene-Afoakwa, the Corporate Banking Director of
Barclays Bank Ghana speaking at the forum gave an assurance to clients that as
the bank transitions to become Absa, it would continue to be a key player in
assisting them in their trade facilitation.
a bank, we intend to continue playing our rightful role by providing superior
financial services to facilitate trade between countries and among corporates,”
Other speakers at the event were Bohani Hlungwane, the Absa Regional Head of Trade, Ivy Deh, a Senior Dealer at Barclays Bank Ghana and Abena Serwaa Opoku Fosu, the Corporate Affairs Manager at Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.
By Times Reporter
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