Foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank plc has once again reaffirmed its position as a leading global brand with its recent recognition as the ‘Best Bank in Nigeria’ during the 2015 Euromoney Awards held in London at the Natural History Museum on Thursday, July 09, 2015.
The Euromoney Awards for Excellence covers more than 20 global product categories, best-in-class awards and the best banks in over 100 countries around the world byrecognizing institutions that have demonstrated leadership, innovation, and momentum in the markets they operate. In selecting its recipients, Euromoney combines quantitative and qualitative data to honor institutions that have brought the highest levels of service, innovation and expertise to their customers.
According to Mr. Clive Horwood, Euromoney Magazine’s Editor, “Competition for the awards this year was tough, arguably the toughest it has been since the start of the global financial crisis. In winning this award, GTBank stands out not only because of its stellar performance but by its ability to define what its core strengths are, abide by these strengths and build its business around them. According to him, banking in the future will be about what you do, as well as what you don’t do. GTBank stands out as Euromoneys’ best bank in Nigeria for its ability to adapt to local situations while maintaining international standards of best practice.”
Receiving the award on behalf of the Bank, Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/CEO of GTBank said “We are humbled and proud to be recognised as the Best Bank in Nigeria. For us, this award 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. Our desire to always be at the frontier of excellence, enables us remain relevant to our customers and add value to all stakeholders. Being, the 1st Nigerian Bank to win this award 7 years consecutively, outside of 2013, when we were recognised as The Best Managed Bank in Nigeria, is also an affirmation of our position as a Proudly African and Truly International Institution.
Whilst thanking the Bank’s customers for their continuous patronage and tremendous support over the years, he further stated that the Bank will continue to leverage its brand equity to tap into the growth potentials of African economies.
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 quality and innovation.