In line with its strategy to bring banking services closer to customers and the general business community, Access Bank has increased its business office locations to forty-four with the opening of the Haatso Branch. With this new opening, the Bank is further deepening its financial inclusion agenda across the country with strategic branch expansion.
Customers, businesses and individuals living in and around Atomic, Dome, Kwabenya and other environs within the Ga East Municipal district will now have the benefit of receiving timely financial services within their community when they visit the new branch.
Commenting on the branch expansion, Mr. Dolapo Ogundimu, Managing Director, noted that the new branch opening is in line with the Bank’s intelligent expansion programme across the country.
According to Mr. Ogundimu, Access Bank will be rolling out additional locations to consolidate the Bank’s geographic coverage and ability to provide universal banking services to a majority of the population.
“We are positioning our Bank for accelerated growth and that is why we expect to have presence in all the 10 regions of Ghana, with upcoming branches in Bolgatanga and Wa, by end of the year,” he stated.
The new Haatso branch will offer the Bank’s full range of business and retail banking products including flexible savings and current account options, bills payment services, e-banking, as well as domestic and international money transfer through Western Union, Moneygram, RIA and Cross border Money Transfer.
Expanding further on why the Bank situated its new branch in the Haatso locality, Mr. Stephen Abban, Group Head for Personal Banking revealed:
“Our decision to open the Haatso branch was in response to several customer requests to bring our unique services of the bank closer to them. Again, this was consistent with our strategy of making banking services accessible to the underserved and unbanked”.
In continuation of its strategic goal to become the Most Respected Bank, Access Bank continues to invest in its operations and technology platforms to deliver superior value to customers and other stakeholders. The Bank recently attained ISO certification after meeting the requirements of the internationally respected Quality Management System (QMS) standards-measuring instrument ISO 9001:2008.
The certification reaffirms Access Bank’s commitment to ensuring consistent and continuous improvement across all its processes and services in the best interest of stakeholders.