Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, one of Africa’s topmost bank and leading player in the Nigerian banking industry has again bagged another prestigious award to it’s numerous awards over the years. This time, GTBank has emerged the winner of the 2014 Product Leadership Award organised by Frost & Sullivan, a growth consulting firm. Mrs. Lola Odedina, The G. M., Communication and External Affairs, GTBank,while receiving the award on behalf of the bank, said, “The SME sector is paramount towards the development of the Nigerian economy, as 96 per cent of Nigerian businesses are SMEs. The bank has continued to demonstrate its support for the SMEs through the introduction of innovative products and services to boost their businesses.”
According to the statement, GTBank introduced GTPay and GAPS platforms to facilitate quick, safe and efficient payment systems for the SMEs.
The bank said it developed the SME MarketHub, an online e-commerce platform to allow the SMEs to create and maintain an online presence and expand their businesses to new markets as well as millions of buyers online.
“The introduction of the SME MarketHub continues to highlight GTBank as a frontrunner in innovative banking solutions, as e-commerce is widely acknowledged as a powerful tool for fully enhancing business possibilities as it opens up a world of businesses to customers and a world of customers to businesses,” it said.
According to the statement, GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry and is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions on the continent and its operations span 10 countries.