Barclays Emerges Overall Best Bank in Ghana Banking Sector

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The Barclays Bank Ghana, part of the Absa Group, topped the 2019 Ghana Banking Sector League by emerging as the Overall Best Bank in the country.

The Bank was also named the Best Intermediating Bank of the Year, cementing Barclays’ position as a top-tier bank in Ghana.

The recognition confirms Barclays’ sterling performance and results which made the Bank the most profitable bank in Ghana two years running, in recent years as it transitions to Absa.

According to the statement, the 2019 Banking Sector League Report was launched recently in Accra by the Central University Unit for Financial Studies (CUUFIS), a not-for-profit research center conducting independent, scientific and practitioner-oriented research on issues that are essential to stakeholders in the financial services industry and critical to the development of the financial market in Ghana and beyond.

The 2019 Edition which was themed “A Recapitalized Banking Sector – A New Breeze for Value Creation” is the second edition for CUUFIS following the successful maiden report published in the recent year. The report covered the general performance of banks in Ghana and also addressed pertinent issues that are of concern to stakeholders in the industry.

Commenting on the achievement, the Marketing & Corporate Relations Director of Barclays Bank Ghana, Nana Essilfuah Boison said, :The awards recognise the work that we have done and continue to do to completely re-engineer the business, making it more agile and digital to respond to dynamic client needs’’.  She further added ‘’we are encouraged by the results and the recognition and we will continue to remain focused on providing excellent services to our customers.”

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