GTBank Wins Double Awards from Africa Investor And World Finance Magazine

Foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has once again reaffirmed its position as a leading African financial institution after being named the Best Banking Group of 2015, Nigeria, by the World Finance Magazine, a publication reputable for providing comprehensive coverage and analysis of the financial industry, international business and the global economy.

Since 2007, World Finance has been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance in its annual awards. The judging panel boasts over 230 years of financial and business journalism, supported by a research team that works round the clock to ensure our award winners are the most deserving in their sector. It is tailored to provide a comprehensive analysis of the very best in each market.

According to Michael McCaw, the Group Managing Director of World Finance: “The Nigerian banking industry has faced substantial headwinds in recent months. Despite this, there has been significant work carried out by financial institutions in an attempt to find solutions for growing revenue and providing customers with excellent services tailored to meet their diverse needs. One Bank that has recorded remarkable accomplishments in all of these areas, is Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. GTBank has managed to establish itself as a high flyer, sitting at the very top of the banking industry in its native Nigeria.”

In another development Guaranty Trust Bank Plc was also named the 2015 Bank of the Year and Most Innovative Ai SRI 30 Company by leading international investment and communications group, Africa Investor (Ai), at the prestigious Ai Institutional Investment and Capital Market Awards 2015, which took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Launched in 2007, the Ai Institutional Investment and Capital Market Awards is the only pan-African Awards designed to recognize Africa’s best performing stock exchanges, listed companies, investment banks, research teams, regulators, socially responsible companies and sovereign wealth and pension fund investors. The investment and business leadership awards aim to reward exceptional business practices, economic achievements and investments across Africa, whilst recognizing the institutions and individuals improving the continent’s investment climate.

According to Hubert Danso, CEO of Africa investor: “We are delighted to say that this year’s winners are our most exciting yet, and are testament to the ever-improving investment climate in Africa. GTBank’s ability to continuously deliver notable success and significant progress across its businesses, despite increasing regulatory headwinds and an extremely challenging business environment has enabled it emerge double award winners in the 2015 Ai Institutional Investment and Capital Market Awards.

Receiving the awards on behalf of the Bank, Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/CEO of GTBank said "We are humbled and proud to be recognized as the  Best Banking Group of 2015; Bank of the Year and Most Innovative Company in 2015. For us, our emergence as double award winners is an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of our staff, management and Board. It represents our commitment to serving our customers and providing them with value oriented products and services suited to their varied needs. We remain resolute in our commitment to providing our customers with superior banking experience by prioritizing innovation, integrity and excellence in service delivery.

He further stated that, “Our goal is to maintain our position as a leading player in the Nigerian financial service sector, while expanding our franchise in select, high-growth African markets where we believe we have competitive advantage. We will pursue this strategy by ensuring we provide our customers with superior banking experience by prioritizing innovation, integrity and excellence in service delivery.

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 delivery and innovation. The Bank operates from over 230 branches within the country and has banking subsidiaries in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom.